Research Assistant - Legal Expertise


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16 hours per week
Not Applicable




Unitemps are recruiting for a Research Assistant - Legal Expertise to join the UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) on a part-time basis (16 hours per week) for 4 months starting mid-November. The department is also looking for a Research Assistant - Social Science Expertise which you can combine with this job.
The post holder will support the work of the First RespondXR team. They will be required to carry out research in the area of law and social science, including searching, collating and summarising legal case law and related published materials, organising interviews, and recording, analysing and writing up research results.
Please read the full job description here.
  • Research
  • Contribute to the planning and documentation of the project.
  • Review literature on the research topic and communicate findings to the research team.
  • Carry out data collection and analysis processes in relation to the First RespondXR project’s aims and objectives. These activities may include: 
    • Legal statutory and case law searches on LexisNexis and Westlaw.
    • Expert interviews with stakeholders such as police officials.
    • Transcription and anonymisation of interviews and other data sets.
  • Record and write up results of the data collection and analysis process.
  • Prepare, in consultation with members of the research team, material for publication.
  • Assist the First RespondXR team in the preparation of further funding proposals.
  • Administration and planning
  • Plan own day-to day activities within framework of the agreed research programme allowing for deadlines to be met.
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks associated with the research project to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget. 
  • Actively follow UCL policies including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies.
  • Maintain an awareness and observation of Fire and Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Collaborate with other Co-Investigators and Research Assistants who are part of the First RespondXR project.
  • Liaison with project stakeholders including the funding body (SPRITE+) on a regular basis
  • Assist in the development and circulation of public dissemination activities and outputs such as flyers and webinars that derive from the research. 

Please read the full job description here. 

  • Experience and knowledge
  • Knowledge of research techniques and methodologies (including legal analysis) - Essential
  • Knowledge of the research area - Desirable
  • Degree or equivalent experience in relevant subject area (e.g., law, criminology, sociology, anthropology) -Essential
  • Experience of working in a research environment - Desirable 
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working - Desirable 
  • Skills and abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills - Essential
  • Applicants should be self-motivated and able to use their initiative - Essential
  • asic research skills - Essential
  • Basic organisational and project management skills - Essential
  • Ability to analyse and write up data - Essential
  • Ability to present information effectively to a range of audiences - Desirable 
  • Ability to write reports and papers accurately and clearly - Desirable 
  • Attributes
  • Commitment to high quality research - Essential
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team - Desirable
  • Commitment to UCL’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds - Essential

Please read the full job description here.

UCL on-campus/remote

This role will be advertised until 11.59pm on Tuesday 26th October and interviews will be held on 5 November in the morning

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