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Reference: 71545

Date Added: 19 June 2019
Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Job Title: Research Assistant – Parliament and Brexit

Working For: The Constitution Unit, University College London

Location: London

Salary: £30,922 per annum

Job Details

The Constitution Unit is the largest and longest-established research centre within University College London’s Department of Political Science. It conducts timely, rigorous, independent research into constitutional change and its consequences, and has a well-developed media profile and strong links to policymakers.

This is a new full-time post to support the Unit’s Director, Professor Meg Russell, on a prestigious three-year project focused on ‘Brexit, Parliament and the Constitution’. The project will involve a mixture of public outreach activities (e.g. media appearances, public speaking) and detailed research and publications on the topic of parliament and Brexit. The new researcher will support Professor Russell throughout the project, including gathering and analysing data from the parliamentary record, organising interviews, conducting literature reviews, drafting background briefings, contributing to outputs such as blog posts, articles, and a likely book. The appointee will also provide some support for social media interventions and public events.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a first-class Bachelors degree, or a Masters degree at merit/distinction level in political science, law or a related field.

They will have a keen interest in, and demonstrable knowledge of, the UK parliament and Brexit. They will have excellent written communication skills, excellent planning and organisational skills, and demonstrate clear critical thinking. Prior experience of research on the topics of parliament and Brexit, of working in a political research environment, of conducting content analysis, interviews or writing briefings for policymakers would be an advantage, as would familiarity with literatures in legislative studies, democracy and representation.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification at the bottom of this page - http://bit.ly/2WRTflc

Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The latest time for the submission of applications is 23:59 on the closing date.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday the 30th July.

The post will commence in September 2019 and is initially funded until 31st May 2022.

Application Details

To apply follow this link (http://bit.ly/2WRTflc) and click 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the page.

Any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process should be directed to Edd Rowe e.rowe@ucl.ac.uk

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

Additional Notes