Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Research Assistant in Cloud Computing (Research related to cloud computing law, data protection law etc.)

Department: Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Requirements: Undergraduate degree in Law and preferably an LLM or a PhD, or equivalent level qualification in law, and have taken relevant courses and/or have undertaken relevant research in the field of technology law.
Relevant experience in legal practice is not essential but may be beneficial, Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong research skills, excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Salary: £34,283 per annum (grade 5)

Deadline: 28-04-2013

Overview: As part of a consortium led by Hewlett Packard, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London, has attracted research funding from the EU to undertake research on legal and regulatory issues associated with cloud computing. CCLS has also received a grant from Microsoft to undertake research on a range of cloud-related legal and regulatory issues. These projects are entitled 'Accountability for the Cloud' (A4Cloud) and the 'Cloud Legal Project' respectively. In connection with these projects CCLS is seeking to employ two Research Assistants on full-time, fixed-term contracts for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension.

The postholders will conduct research into various topics relating to cloud computing law, in particular the application of data protection law and the use of contracts to govern cloud computing arrangements. They will work flexibly across the two projects as directed.

The post holders will report jointly to the Project Leader, Professor Christopher Millard and to Professor Chris Reed or Professor Ian Walden.

The starting salary will be £34,283 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, and the posts are available immediately. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and an interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Application enquiries should be directed to

Arrangements should be made for two referees to provide references on request for short-listed candidates before the interview date.

Closing date for applications is 28th April 2013.

Interviews will be held on 9th May 2013

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