Research Associate at UCL

Duties and Responsibilities

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 Associate in International Law 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 for three years in the first instance.

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.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will need a good degree (2:1/Merit or above) in Law or a relevant subject, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and should have covered both general public international law and international human rights law during their course of study. 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.

Contract: Full time, initially 3 year contract, 36.5 hours per week

Closing date: 12:00 noon, Friday 25 July 2014

Location: London, UK

Salary: £34,506 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance

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