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Reference: 59477

Date Added: 14 February 2017
Closing Date: 5 March 2017

Job Title: Research Assistant/Research Associate

Working For: Constitution Unit, UCL

Location: London

Salary: Grade 6B: £29,809 - £31,432 per annum/Grade 7: £34,056 - £41,163 per annum

Job Details

We wish to recruit a full-time researcher to work for one year on a new project led by Dr Renwick on 'Improving Discourse During Election and Referendum Campaigns'. This will examine existing practice in the UK and around the world, as well as proposals for innovative reforms, in order to ground proposals as to whether and how the conduct of election and referendum campaigns might be reformed with a view to improving the quality of campaign discourse. It will include a general survey of practice across a wide range of democracies, detailed examination of selected cases, and detailed consideration of the UK context and what options might best suit that context. The project is funded by the McDougall Trust for one year. The main output will be a report setting out the options, to be published at the end of the project. There are also likely to be interim outputs and events. The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead in planning and conducting the research, under the supervision of Dr Renwick, and of drafting the final report. She or he will play a role in research trips to other countries, interviews, desk research, event planning and dissemination for the project, and will also contribute to the broader Constitution Unit team.

For a detailed job description, please view the website: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?amNvZGU9MTYyNzIyMiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjYmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTE0ODcwNzAxMzYtOGVkOWY3MTM4ZDlmODBkMDliNWY0N2E2MjdlMDEwZTM3OTVjODc4OQ%3D%3D&jcode=1627222&vt_template=966&owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&brand_id=0&posting_code=224&reqsig=1487070136-8ed9f7138d9f80d09b5f47a627e010e3795c8789.

Closing Date: 5 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held in London on 22nd March.  We would like the successful candidate to start in early April where possible.

Application Details

See https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?amNvZGU9MTYyNzIyMiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjYmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTE0ODcwNzAxMzYtOGVkOWY3MTM4ZDlmODBkMDliNWY0N2E2MjdlMDEwZTM3OTVjODc4OQ%3D%3D&jcode=1627222&vt_template=966&owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&brand_id=0&posting_code=224&reqsig=1487070136-8ed9f7138d9f80d09b5f47a627e010e3795c8789.

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/

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