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Research Associate

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits

Location: Russell Square, London (hybrid)

Term: Fixed term until 31 March 2024

Reports to: Director of Research

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

This full-time role is open as a secondment opportunity

The Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC), part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), is looking to recruit a Research Associate to work closely with the Director of Research, the wider team and our funded project teams. The Research Associate will support the strategic development and delivery of the Centre’s research programme, offering an exciting opportunity for a motivated researcher to join a growing team and make a significant contribution to the development of impactful modern slavery research.

The successful candidate will have a range of technical and interpersonal skills, drawing upon their experience of research in a related area or discipline. They will join a dynamic team and have the opportunity to get involved in a range of projects and work with stakeholders to ensure the best possible impact from the research we fund and co-develop. They will work with the Director of Research to co-author high quality academic and policy-facing outputs that draw on the growing body of evidence in the field and the new research funded by the Modern Slavery PEC.

The Modern Slavery PEC has hybrid working arrangements for its staff which involves a flexible mixture of remote and on-site work. We would normally expect the successful candidate to come to the office – located in Russell Square, London – for a minimum of two days per week – and we would expect there to be additional travel where necessary to support the aims of the role and the Modern Slavery PEC. We can however be flexible for the successful candidate where necessary, and any flexible requirements won’t impact on the selection process.

Full details, including how to apply can be found in the Job Description below.

Application deadline: 23:59 on Sunday 12 February 2023

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of Liverpool (maternity cover)

Salary: £36086 pa pro rata

Term: Maternity leave expected to be from 1 February 2023 until 30 November 2023.

Hours: 0.8 fte

The Department of Politics at the University of Liverpool seeks to recruit a Research Associate (maternity cover) as part of the University of Liverpool's partnership with the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC) through the Centre for the Study of International Slavery. The Modern Slavery PEC is led by the Bingham Centre, which is part of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and is a partnership involving six research institutes.

You will work under the direction of the PI on this project, Professor Alex Balch (Director of Research at the Modern Slavery PEC), and will meet on a weekly basis, either virtually, or in person when circumstances permit. You will play a leading role in the delivery of a Modern Slavery PEC workstrand on modern slavery and international development. This will include the design and delivery of evidence reviews, rapid response policy briefs, convening events, networking and facilitating collaborations, support engagement and bridge-building, all of which are aligned to the topic of focus (international development and modern slavery), as well as writing or co-writing publications and other outputs. You will also undertake other tasks supporting the Modern Slavery PEC, and will liaise closely with other Modern Slavery PEC Research Fellows and core staff at the Centre.

You will have a PhD in a subject related to modern slavery and/or human trafficking and a Masters level qualification in a related discipline. This post is to cover a period of Maternity Leave expected to be from 1 February 2023 until 30 November 2023.

Any applicants who are still awaiting their PhD to be awarded should be aware that if successful, they will be appointed at grade 6, spine point 30. Upon written confirmation that they have been successful in being awarded their PhD, they will be moved onto grade 7, spine point 31 from the date of their award. The

University has the right to close the vacancy early if it is deemed that there have been enough applications received.

Full details, including how to apply can be found in the Job Description below.

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