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Two Temporary Research Assistants 

Dr Steffen Hertog and Dr Ferdinand Eibl are looking for two research assistants on a short-term basis for a project exploring the effect of leftist subversions on human development and distributive policies. The research assistants will be required to collect information on leftist subversive activities around the world from secondary historical sources in view of developing a dataset and writing-up short summaries for each country. The work requires the ability to identify key secondary texts for each country and collect the relevant information from these in a short period of time.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they possess:

  • Experience with identifying relevant historical literature out of a large body of texts;
  • Ability to extract key information from manifold sources in a short period of time;
  • Ability to succinctly summarise the information for each country;
  • Attention to detail when coding historical data;
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and keep to deadlines;
  • Experience with the compilation of historical dataset would be desirable.

Start date: As soon as possible

Hours: This is a short-term assignment for 2-3 months. As we seek to finalise the dataset in due course, the ability to dedicate a considerable amount of time on a short-term basis is key.

Rate of pay: £15.75 per hour

How to apply: Interested students are requested to write directly to: F.Eibl@lse.ac.uk. Please send a CV together with a covering letter/email. The application will remain open until post has been filled.

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