Research assistant wanted: The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law

Posted: January 26, 2016 by Rex Brynen in employment/internships/volunteers, legal status


Applications for this position are no longer being accepted. If you have already emailed the researchers you will hear from them in due course. They thank you for your interest!

Research Assistant Position

Second Edition of The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law (Oxford University Press).

Summary Job Description

The Research Team for the second edition of The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law (SPRIL) is looking for a Research Assistant to support the development of the book.

SPRIL’s first edition was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. The second edition, due by December 2017, will focus on a broad array of legal and political developments occurred since 1998 in connection with the Palestinian Refugee Question.

The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will include focused research on secondary and potentially primary sources related to the Palestinian Question and Palestinian refugees in Arab countries, reviewing and summarizing existing literature and responding to ad hoc demands of the Research Team as needed. Sources will include legal and UN documents, history books as well as publications of socio-political interest. Supporting the Research Team in the conduct of structured interviews will also be contemplated.

If the candidate has related experience and interest, the Research Assistant may also assist with other areas of the research including in-the-field research.
Minimum qualifications and requirements to be considered an applicant
Degree in Law, International Affairs, Political Sciences or related areas. Post-graduate qualifications will be an asset.

The incumbent will have to possess significant interest in the Palestinian Refugee Question.

Qualifications required

Previous research experience will be considered as a plus.

English proficiency required. Arabic and French will be considered an important asset.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential including proficiency with MS office software.


6-12 months part time. Details to be discussed with research team.



  1. Olivia says:

    Where is the position based?

  2. selene says:

    is there any official link for the vacancy? thank you.

  3. Ranam Alkayyali says:

    I am so interested in this topic, I sent an email to the mentioned contact yesterday, but I did not get any answer.

  4. Ranam Alkayyali says:

    Ok thank you very much for your reply

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