Academic Job: Russian Research Assistant (U. of Edinburgh)

Deadline for Applications: February 20, 2017

The School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures seeks to appoint a Research Assistant to work with Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke on the AHRC-funded research project ‘Global Russians’: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK. The project investigates a new, emergent phenomenon of post-communist Russian Cosmopolitanism, which espouses the transnational mobility of people, capital , language and culture.

This is a fixed term position, available from 27th March until 30th September 2017, for a duration of 27 weeks. The total contractual hours are 345. The average weekly hours are 12.778. Hours of work are 10 hours per week for 24 weeks, 35 hours per week for 3 weeks (these weeks are on 3 separate fixed weeks to be agreed and require travel to and work in London). Your pro rata entitlement to annual leave and public holidays is 53 hours and should be taken during the weeks where your working hours are 10 hours per week. Salary is calculated on an annualised basis and paid in equal monthly instalments.

Salary: £26,829 – £31,076 per annum (pro rata).

Informal queries can be emailed to Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke at

The closing date for applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on Monday 20th February 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 13th March 2017.

Job Details

Job title: Research Assistant in Russian

School/Support Department: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Department of European Languages and Cultures

Line manager: Dr Lara Ryazanova-Clarke, Principal Investigator, AHRC-funded Research Project ‘Global Russians’: Transnational Russophone Networks in the UK

This is a part-time post with the engagement of ten hours a week on average, however the working hours may not be evenly spread by weeks. There will be three fieldwork trips to London of five days each with more time input required during these trips. The post is available immediately until 30 September 2017.

For more information, and to apply, click here.