Research Assistant to support Symposium on Exploring Building Safety through the Lens of Private Law

Internal Applicants Only

Deadline: 4 February 2023

Professor Bright is looking for a research assistant to help with notetaking and general administrative support during the Symposium being held on 9th February 2023.

The project aims to explore the nature and limits of private law in the building safety context.

Tasks for the Research Assistant will be to take a note of the discussions, to be available for any administrative support needed on the day, and to write up and polish the notes before handing them over to Professor Bright in the week following the symposium.


Duration and hours

Working hours: a total of 14 hours across the duration of the project, to be agreed with the Supervisor.

Start date: 8th February 2023

Date by which the work must be completed: 16th February 2023



The Research Assistant will report to Professor Bright.



  • A good understanding of the field of private law is essential.
  • A knowledge of property law and obligations is desirable.
  • The research assistant must be available to attend in person the Symposium being held at St John’s College, Oxford, starting at 7:45 am on 9th February, and finishing by 4pm.
  • The Symposium is hybrid and the research assistant may be asked to assist with the Zoom meeting room and monitoring remote participation. 



This opportunity is open to current graduate students in the Faculty of Law and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students within the Law Faculty.

It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK. 


Rate of Pay

The work will be paid at £16.49 per hour (including the exceptional non-consolidated uplift for 2022-23), which equates to University Grade 6, point 1, on the basis of completed and approved timesheets, which must be submitted to by the last Friday of each calendar month for payment on the last working day of the following month.

In addition, paid annual leave will be assumed to be taken in the month in which it was accrued.



This opportunity is funded by an Allan Myers Oxford-Melbourne Law School Research Partnership grant.


How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor) should be sent by email to by 4th February 2023. Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability. Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Enquiries about the project are welcome, and may be addressed to Professor Susan Bright (Faculty member). General queries, e.g. about the appointment process, or eligibility, may be addressed to

Guidelines for Faculty members, line managers and students

Work must not commence without a letter of engagement or variable hours contract and a right to work check having been carried out by the Faculty Personnel Officer.

Graduate student engagement opportunities in the Faculty of Law usually fall into one of three categories: Research AssistantGraduate Teaching Assistant; or Blog Editor

Full-time graduate students in the Faculty of Law may work up to 8 hours per week, or a common sense average across the year, regardless of the type of work.

Students may not work for their own supervisor without the approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Students.

Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.

It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK.