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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.

Research Assistants

The Centre offers 'Research Assistantships in Applied History' on a rolling basis, for PhD candidates at the University of Cambridge. The positions are tenable for 9 months from appointment or to the award of the PhD, whichever is sooner. They are paid through the TES scheme at Grade 5 equivalent, normally 3-5 hours per week, £14 per hour. Depending on the nature of the work, agreed expenses may be payable.

The appointees will support, intellectually and organisationally, the work of the Centre. Organisational responsibilities will include organising and overseeing events and initiatives, managing and liaising with various stakeholders including speakers, special guests, and invitees; advertising and social media; writing summaries for the website and budget reporting on events. Previous Research Assistants report that the experience gained equipped them with valuable new skills and contacts for the next step in their career.

Applicants should send a CV, short letter of recommendation from their supervisor, and a one-page cover letter that addresses their interest in the field of Applied History and relevant experience in event planning or advertising to Michelle Houghton, Events & Communications Coordinator at

Applications are normally accepted on a rolling basis. 





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