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Research Assistant - qlegal

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Location: London
Salary: £32,087 to £33,824 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: QMUL26509

About the Role

To provide research support under the supervision of Karen Watton, Principal Investigator, to realise the objectives of a project entitled “Re-designing complex contracts: integrating business relationships and law”. The research project examines the practice of B2B contracting with the aim of developing a new mechanism integrating relationship management with contract management in complex IT services contracts.

About You

You will be educated to postgraduate level qualification OR relevant research experience in law, business, economics or other social science, have obtained an undergraduate law degree in law, business, economics or other relevant subject. You will also have knowledge of OR an interest in the provision of IT services and previous experience of conducting research on-line.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

CCLS has become one of the world’s leading academic institutions for the study of commercial law. The primary objectives of the Centre are to conduct scholarly research of international excellence, to contribute to the shaping of public and commercial policy, and to provide teaching of the highest quality at post-graduate level

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 12 months with an expected start date in November 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £32,087- £33,824 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Karen Watton at

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The closing date for applications is 3 November 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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