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Research Assistant

Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £16.24 - £19.15 per hour - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 March 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  1220-279

Fixed Term, Casual Position, (Minimum of 7 hours per week)

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

A new research team of seven colleagues is being built, including one Research Assistant, in the framework of the ERC Consolidator Grant project “New Parties on the News. How New(s) Media and New Parties Shape Attention and Electoral Support for Political Ideas”, led by Professor Joost van Spanje. Strong research design and research methodology skills required.

To know more about the ERC CoG project, please see: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/865088 

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.

This is a fixed term post until 31 December 2023. This post is likely to start 1 September 2021. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Joost van Spanje (joost.vanspanje@rhul.ac.uk).

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.ukFor queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: Recruitment@rhul.ac.uk

Please quote the reference: 1220-279

Closing Date:   Midnight, Sunday 14 March 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 the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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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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