Job: Research assistant

Federica D’Alessandra, Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Blavatnik School of Government, is seeking a casual research assistant with a background in history to provide background research supporting her book on Benjamin Ferencz, last living Prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials and one of the intellectual architects of the International Criminal Court.

Duration and hours

The work will be for no more than 8 hours per week for 12 weeks total, commencing as early as possible.


The post will report to Federica D’Alessandra, Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security. The programme is housed at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict, Blavatnik School of Government.


  • A DPhil-level background in history or closely related expertise required;
  • Specific focus/expertise on WWII/post-WWII history preferred;
  • Proficiency in or familiarity with the history of international criminal justice preferred;
  • Experience with archival research a plus.


This post is open to current DPhil research students in the Law, History and DPIR Faculties, or the Blavatnik School of Government who meet the requirements above; the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.

Rate of pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37/hour plus holiday pay of £1.85/hr = total of £17.22/hour

How to apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by midday on Friday 15 November 2019. Please explain how you meet the requirements.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to

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