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Research Assistant - Arbitration - QMUL16786

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Salary: £31,054 - £39,483 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16786
Location: Lincolns Inn Fields
Date posted: 17-Dec-2018
Closing date: 20-Jan-2019

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The School of International Arbitration, within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, is looking to recruit a suitably qualified Research Assistant on a fixed-term, full-time contract for 6 months.

The Research Assistant will conduct research into disputes in major international infrastructure projects are resolved and how leading arbitration arbitrators, counsel and experts address issue of efficiency. This project will include the design and development of research questionnaire; analysis of research data; and production of research reports. The new research builds on the highly acclaimed SIA empirical surveys (sponsored by PwC, in 2006, 2008, and 2013, by White and Case LLP, in 2010 and 2012, 2015 and 2017; and Pinsent Masons in 2016), all available at our website

The post holder will report to the Director of the School of International Arbitration and the Research Liaison Committee which will include designated staff of PwC. The Research Assistant will also assist in the work of the School of International Arbitration as advised by the Director, Professor Loukas Mistelis.

Candidates should have an LLM degree or equivalent qualification covering international commercial arbitration, adequate research skills, excellent writing skills in English, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Knowledge of empirical methods would also be useful.

The salary will be in the range £15,527 – £19,921 for the duration of the six month contract, (pro rata to £31,054 - £39,483 per annum), inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 15 days annual leave (pro rata to 30 days per annum) and pension scheme membership.   The post is to commence as soon as possible.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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Closing date for applications:  20 January 2019.  Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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