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Research Assistant

Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £16.47 per hour - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 11 November 2021
Reference:  1021-407

Please note: this opportunity is only available to current employees of the University


Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in the Department of Politics & International Relations.  

Royal Holloway’s Department of Politics & International Relations seeks to appoint a Research Assistant to work on an exciting new project studying the activities of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The successful candidate will join a dynamic team, and collaborate with scholars in the fields of politics, political economy, sociology, economics, and development studies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research under the guidance of the project leader. The post-holder will be required to collect a large volume of archival documents, locate the relevant information within these documents, and code it into an excel spreadsheet using a detailed codebook, as well as offer advice and opinion on drafting and revising the codebook. Additional tasks include contributing to a monthly reading group on global governance, managing the web presence of the project, and offering advice and opinion on the analysis and interpretation of results. 

You must have a degree in international public policy, international political economy, international development, political science, economic and political sociology, economics, or related social science discipline, demonstrating high achievement and an interest in relevant research areas. You must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in quantitative analysis, and a proven ability to analyse and write up data. Attention to detail is of utmost importance.

Applicants should provide a CV and covering letter demonstrating how their experience meets these requirements.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr. Thomas Stubbs (

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 1021-407

Closing Date:   Midnight, 11th November 2021 

Interview Date: TBC 

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. 

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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.



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