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Postgraduate Research Assistant

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UCL

14d ago

  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry & Junior Level
  • Research & Development
  • London

AI generated summary

  • You must have a keen interest in public law or constitutional studies, knowledge of legal research methods and databases, excellent communication and organisational skills, ability to work independently, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to contribute to team development.
  • You will provide research support, assist with grant applications, conduct legal research, maintain website content, and help with orientation for visiting fellows at UCL.

Requirements

  • We are looking for a researcher with a keen interest in the field of UK or comparative public law or constitutional studies, and a good knowledge of legal research methods and databases, including LexisNexis and Westlaw, as well as familiarity with UK law and legal research.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and organisational skills, and be able to work independently and conscientiously, using their own initiative whilst maintaining careful attention to detail. As a key member of the research team, the role also requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships and to contribute to the team’s development.

Responsibilities

  • This research-oriented role contributes high quality research support to assist the delivery of the Centre’s research agenda. This will include editorial assistance for research outputs, assisting with preparation of and reporting for grant applications, as well as ad hoc legal research and assistance. The role will also provide and maintain content in support of the Centre’s website, blogs and seminars, and help with orientation for incoming visiting fellows. The role is well suited for a recent graduate from an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree who is interested in advancing their legal research skills. The role holder is expected to be present in the Faculty to work with the team for around 2-3 days per week.

FAQs

What research support tasks will I be responsible for in this role as a Postgraduate Research Assistant?

As a Postgraduate Research Assistant, you will be responsible for providing high quality research support to assist with the delivery of the Centre's research agenda. This includes editorial assistance for research outputs, assisting with grant applications, conducting legal research, maintaining content for the Centre's website, blogs, and seminars, and helping with orientation for visiting fellows.

What qualifications and skills are required for this role?

We are looking for a researcher with a keen interest in UK or comparative public law or constitutional studies, good knowledge of legal research methods and databases such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, familiarity with UK law and legal research, excellent communication and organisational skills, ability to work independently and with attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment.

How many days per week is the role holder expected to be present in the Faculty?

The role holder is expected to work with the team in the Faculty for around 2-3 days per week.

What benefits are offered as part of this role?

Benefits for this role include 41 days holiday (27 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays, and 6 closure days), additional annual leave purchase scheme, defined benefit pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, immigration loan, relocation scheme for certain posts, on-site nursery and gym, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay, employee assistance programme, and discounted medical insurance.

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UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with a community of approximately 50,000 students and staff. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. We are a research-intensive university and a member of the UK’s Russell Group. We are a diverse community with staff from across the world, and are the only university to hold both a Silver Athena SWAN award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. Join us to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.