Job Advert: Research Assistant (0.4FTE)

The Constitution Unit is the main research centre in the School of Public Policy at University College London, focusing on constitutional reform and comparative constitutional study. The Unit has a strong policy focus and works closely with government, parliament and the courts. It currently has five senior researchers, four research assistants and various research interns.  It is a stimulating work environment with a strong tradition of supporting young researchers and growing their skills and experience to the fullest extent.

The Constitution Unit is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work alongside the Deputy Director Dr Meg Russell, in her work on parliament. Responsibilities include conducting literature searches, compiling bibliographies, inputting and analysing data, arranging interviews and updating project websites. The post is funded for 1 year from the start date and we are looking to recruit as soon as possible.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant must have a 2:1 degree or above, in politics or a related field, and a good knowledge and understanding of British politics.  They will have strong research skills, excellent written English, strong IT skills, and a good track record of prioritising their own workload and meeting deadlines. Knowledge of the British parliament, and experience of using Access databases and/or research software such as Endnote, SPSS and Nvivo would all be an advantage.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page. To apply for the vacancy please read the submission requirements carefully and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Meg Russell ( If you have any queries regarding the vacancy itself or the application process, or you require a paper version of the details, please contact Sydonnie Hyman email, tel +44 (0)207 679 4944.

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 April, 9.00am

Interviews are expected: Monday 30 April


Applications via the UCL job site:

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  1. Pingback: Jobs: Research Assistant (0.4FTE) at UCL Constitution Unit (DL 16.04) « Judicial Philosophy

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