Research Assistant University College London

21/12/2018 Team IPPA


The project draws on an original database of rule making procedures in EU 28 to establish the effects of these procedures on accountability and other outcomes such as corruption, ease of doing business and trust in government. The data set covers general principles of administrative action, consultation, freedom of information, regulatory impact assessment, Ombudsperson, and judicial review of regulation.


The Research Assistant will work collaboratively with Professor Radaelli and the team and will be located in the Department of Political Science at UCL and should preferably be based in the London metropolitan area and be available to travel to Exeter for project meetings.


Key Requirements
The successful candidate must have a MSc/MA degree in political science, public policy and administration, or related discipline.

Substantive knowledge of the research literature in public policy analysis and regulatory policy and a demonstrated ability to work with data and databases are essential.

Basic knowledge of statistics and set-theoretical methods, knowledge of the academic debate in the fields of corruption, ease of doing business and trust in government and related measurement approaches and familiarity with governance indicators would be desirable.


Further Details
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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Claudio Radaelli ( If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Political Science Vacancies Team, email, tel +44 (0)20 7679 4944

Closing Date - 2 Jan 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications23:59

Interview date -  Week commencing 14 January 2019

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.