Research Assistance in International Economic Law

Research Assistance in International Economic Law


Dr Rafael Lima Sakr, Teaching Fellow in International Economic Law, is looking for a research assistant to help with two projects: (i) preparation of a paper on the history of international monetary law, and (ii) the preparation of research funding applications.


The research assistant will be expected to assist Dr Sakr in undertaking relevant tasks such as locating and structuring relevant legal materials, preparing footnotes and bibliography, and proofreading the manuscript.


Essential requisites for the post are familiarity with international trade law, excellent writing and research skills including competence in online search tools and legal databases with strong attention to detail. Fluency in French is highly desirable.


Total work: A maximum of 15 hours, to be undertaken between December 2019 and January 2020.


Applicants should send a short CV and a cover letter explaining briefly how they meet the above requirements, by email The deadline for application is 5pm, Monday 25 November 2019.


Eligibility to Work

In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment.

This role is grade UE05 and attracts a basic hourly rate of £14.17 per hour.