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Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights

British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Location: London
Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August 2018
Closes: 31st August 2018

Fixed term (12 months)

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is the foremost independent research and discussion body in the United Kingdom and one of the leading such bodies in the world. The Institute is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, to work on our various current and envisioned projects in this area.

The research concerns various topics relating to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This includes researching legal developments and business practices around human rights due diligence, including modern slavery, environmental and governance due diligence.

The Research Fellow will be required: to undertake high quality research efficiently and on time; to undertake empirical research through surveys and interviews; to assist in the organisation of the UNGPs in Legal Practice Roundtable Series and any other business and human rights-related events; to assist with the preparation of funding proposals; and to work in a team with the Associate Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and other relevant colleagues.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A reputation as a high quality legal scholar in the business and human rights area;
  • An ability to co-ordinate research activity in this area, with experience in empirical research being an advantage;
  • A willingness to interact appropriately with practitioners, companies, and others working in the field of business and human rights;
  • An understanding of legal practice in this area, with experience in legal practice being desirable;
  • An ability to organise and deal efficiently with administrative matters; and
  • An ability and willingness to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues.

This is a full-time, fixed-term (12 months) research post with no teaching duties.  A salary package of £28,000-£30 000 pa is expected, depending on qualifications and experience. It is hoped that the person appointed will commence as soon as possible. The post will be based in London.

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 31 August 2018.  Please click on the apply button for full details of the role and the application process.

   
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