Call for Research Assistance in Digital Media and IT Law

Call for Research Assistance

Dr Paolo Cavaliere, Lecturer in Digital Media and IT Law, is seeking research assistance. This will be a maximum of 60 hours work undertaken between April and June 2020.

The project focuses on political communication and micro-targeting practices in a comparative perspective. The Research Assistant(s) (RA) will undertake research in the fields of media law, data protection, electoral law and political advertising in selected countries, including (not necessarily limited to) the UK, France, Italy, Canada and Brazil.

Ability to read the languages of any of the countries above would be preferable although not essential. 

Applicants should apply with a copy of their CV and a short supporting covering statement indicating their experience.  Applications should be received by no later than Friday 10th April 2020. Dr Cavaliere is happy to respond to any queries from anyone interested in applying, and can be contacted at:



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 documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. University procedures restrict working for full-time PhD students to 9 hours a week. Tier 4 students are restricted to 20 hours a week in semester time only.

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