Research Assistant in International Human Rights Law

University College London - UCL Faculty of Laws

The Human Rights Beyond Borders project in the UCL Faculty of Laws aims to provide a detailed, comprehensive, independent and authoritative explanation and critical appraisal of the extraterritorial application of international human rights law, covering both civil and political rights and economic social and cultural rights, including the right to development.

The Human Rights Beyond Borders project seeks to appoint a Research Assistant to provide secondary research assistance to the Principal Investigator, Dr Ralph Wilde, as well as project management support. The successful applicant will be responsible, inter alia, for locating, sifting through, reading and identifying key parts of source materials, the management of source material, editorial support pre-publication, and communication with internal and external colleagues and key stakeholders.

The post is available to start as soon as possible, and runs until 31st August 2018. The recruitment panel is also willing to consider candidates who may wish to be employed on a part-time basis, or as part of a job share.

Candidates will need experience of undertaking legal research, and be highly proficient in the use of IT packages. Organisational skills, the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines are essential, and candidates will need to demonstrate excellent writing and presentation skills.

A good degree (2:1/Merit or above) in law or a relevant subject at undergraduate level. This should have included coverage of international law and/or international human rights law. A postgraduate taught degree, and doctoral degree, will be an advantage."

UCL vacancy reference: 1692207

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

The online application system provides the opportunity, as optional, for you to upload a CV. For this position the provision of a CV as part of the application is mandatory. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Sydonnie Hyman lawshr@ucl.ac.uk, 020 3108 8497.

Closing Date: 25 November 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 9AM.

Interview Date: 4 December 2017

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