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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL25487

Department: Law
Salary: £34,220 - £36,098 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25487
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 29-Jun-2021
Closing date: 12-Jul-2021

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About the Role

The Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London is looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant for the project ‘Rethinking Child Law and Policy’. The successful candidate will conduct research under the Principle Investigator’s supervision.

The post is part-time, either as 0.5 FTE over 3 months or the equivalent of that (e.g., 0.25 FTE over 6 months). The exact work pattern will be determined by the post holder’s preference, subject to the Principle Investigator’s approval. The post can be done mostly remotely, but some attendance at Mile End campus may be required. The postholder will need to work within the UK and have the right to work in the UK. The expected start is 1st August 2021 or soon after.

About You

The successful applicant must have a PhD (or equivalent) or relevant experience in Law. Candidates should have a knowledge of one or more of the following areas: international human rights law, child law or comparative law. The successful candidate will be expected to be a highly organised and motivated individual with a strong interest in learning about laws and policies relating to children at both international and national levels.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a part time, fixed-term appointment, with an expected start date of 1st August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220 - £36,098 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Hedi Viterbo at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

Please do not submit any additional materials other than a CV (maximum three A4 sides) and supporting statement (maximum two A4 sides).

The closing date for applications is 12 July 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

We actively welcome applications from all candidates, particularly candidates from BME groups, which are currently underrepresented in the Department of Law.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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