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Research Fellow in Private International Law

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Location: London
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th July 2018
Closes: 20th August 2018

Fixed term to 31 December 2020

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is one of the leading independent research centres for international and comparative law, and the rule of law in the world.

We have a long-established track record in conducting research and events on private international law, with a major focus on cross-border litigation. Current and recent work has considered the impact of Brexit on private international law, cross-border collective redress and judicial cooperation post-Brexit.

The Research Fellow will undertake high-quality research on private international law topics.  Key tasks will include drafting of research reports, co-ordination of research activities, organisation of relevant events and interaction with practitioners, policy-makers and academics in this field.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A Masters or PhD in private international law/international litigation, business law or a closely related area or equivalent research experience;
  • A record of published research in the above areas;
  • A record of co-ordinating research activity in this field;
  • Some experience in legal practice would be an advantage;
  • Excellent written English and effective communication skills in disseminating research findings and other activities to a diverse international community;
  • A record of interacting appropriately with practitioners, academics, policy-makers and others in this field, from a range of countries;
  • An ability to organise and manage events to a high standard;
  • An ability to be self-starting and self-sufficient, and to manage with minimal administrative support; and
  • An ability and willingness to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues.

This is a fixed-term post to 31 December 2020 to commence as soon as possible. There are no teaching duties. The post is offered on either a full- or part-time basis (minimum of 0.6fte) and secondments for this period will also be considered. The post will be based in London; however, flexible arrangements can be considered including some remote working and with regard to distribution of hours.

The salary package will be in the range £25,000 - £28,000 pa, depending on qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this role, all applicants must currently have the right to work in the UK or be in a position to obtain the right to work in the UK by the date of commencement of employment.

The deadline for applications is 20 August 2018.  Please click on the apply button for full details of the role and the application process.

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