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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.

Research Assistants - General

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 up to 9 months and are paid through the TES scheme at Grade 5 equivalent, normally 5-10 hours per week, £14.64 per hour. Depending on the nature of the work, agreed expenses may be payable.The appointees will support the intellectual and organisational work of the Centre.  Typical responsibilities include organising and overseeing events and initiatives, managing and liaising with various stakeholders including speakers, special guests, and invitees; promotion via a range of channels including social media; writing summaries for the website, and budget reporting on events. Previous Research Assistants report their work experience at the Centre has 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.