Copyright Evidence, a project run by the CREATe Centre at the University of Glasgow is in the process of developing a wiki catalogue of studies related to copyright and intellectual property issues. The project is seeking several Research Assistants to contribute in the development of this resource. Contributors’ primary role will be the analysis of research papers and evidence sources and the completion of corresponding catalogue entries. Work will be hourly paid at the standard University of Glasgow atypical worker rate. Participants will enjoy further benefits, gaining experience in conducting applied social science research and an opportunity to collaborate with experienced researchers. Contributors will also have the opportunity to attend activities organized by CREATe, such as lectures and reading groups, gaining further knowledge and experience related to academic research.
The work is expected to begin in April 2015 and complete applications sent by April 8 will be treated favourably. Typically, contributors will be expected to work for approximately 12 to 15 hours per week for two months initially, with the possibility of extension. Because the wiki catalogue software is accessible online, contributors can work from home or anywhere else with an Internet connection.
We welcome applications from students and early career researchers from all disciplines. Contributors will be expected to engage with copyright issues and social science methods. There is a particular shortage of quantitative expertise in the team but we will consider a mix of skills.
To apply, please forward one document with: (i) your CV, (ii) a short statement of interest describing in no more than 100 words how your interests relate to copyright, and (iii) an indication of your availability/schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org (the subject title of your email should be: “Copyright Evidence Contributors”).
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Dr Theodore Koutmeridis: Theodore.Koutmeridis(AT)glasgow.ac.uk
RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy
School of Law, University of Glasgow