Research Assistant in Law

University of New South Wales


Research Assistant in Law

Job no: 524374
Work type: casual
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

  • Employment Type: Casual (Approximately 10 hours per week)
  • Remuneration: Level 5
  • Location:  Kensington, NSW 


This role will:

  • Attend research meetings and training sessions and take minutes.
  • Respond to routine enquiries relating to research.
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the preparation of ethics and grant applications, abstracts, annual and progress reports.
  • Undertake unsupervised research support tasks consistent with established methodologies (may include lab or field work).
  • Perform data collection entry, and analysis.
  • Maintain research databases, records and publication registers. • Conduct statistical data reporting.
  • Recruit study participants and conduct survey mail outs.
  • Transcribe interviews.
  • Organise fieldwork arrangements.
  • Cooperate with all health & safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the psychosocial or physical health and safety of yourself or others.


The successful candidate is generally expected to have the following skills and experience:

  • Completion of a degree or relevant tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent competence gained through any combination of education, training and experience – for example, significant progress towards completion of an Undergraduate law degree with a minimum Distinction average in courses taken to date.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in the subject matter of the research – e.g. China’s approach to economic regulation; or Chinese outward foreign investment – would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) is not essential but would be an advantage.
  • Prior experience supporting a research project would be an advantage.
  • Strong level of computer literacy with strong skills in the use of Microsoft Office software and other applications or systems/databases. 



For further information about the role, contact Jonathan Bonnitcha via email at:
Please note - Applications sent directly to this address will not be considered. 


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQA+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.



Position Description

Advertised: 23 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
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