About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leadersgenerating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What We Offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing, and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.

More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

About the Role

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in Development and Education Research to provide support to Dr Rachel Hinton.

You will be responsible for research support on selected education research programmes, and will also provide administrative assistance with the implementation of international development work, including that of the Blavatnik School of Government. This research will contribute to the development of the Global Goals on Education through the production of evidence as a global good.

Reporting to and working directly with Dr Rachel Hinton, you will help produce evidence products such as joint articles, literature reviews, blogs and case studies. You will also collate details on worldwide events and conferences that are relevant to education and development, and support with diary appointments, travel and events.

This contract is fixed-term until 31 August 2024, and on a variable hours basis up to a maximum of 5.5 hours per week.

About You

You should hold a first degree in economics, politics, development or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in governance, education and international development to work within established research programmes. You must have the ability to manage your own research and administrative tasks efficiently, experience of following and adapting methodologies, as well as the ability to undertake statistical analysis. Excellent communication skills and a proven track record of strong writing are also essential.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Thursday 15 February 2024.

To apply for this position, please visit the University website.

Interviews will be held online on Friday 23 February 2024.