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Centre of Development Studies


The Centre of Development Studies is accepting applications for the following role:

Research Assistant - The Prison Consensus Project (Part Time 0.5fte, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 36-month Research Assistant position on The Prison Consensus Project, a research effort funded by the Leverhulme Trust. This project is concerned with the exponential construction of prisons in Brazil, who benefits, what implications there are for political and social life, and how prisons are justified amidst widespread recognition that they create social problems rather than solve them. The project will be carried out by an integrated team of researchers (PI, Co-I, Research Assistant and Research Assistant), with the Research Assistant playing a crucial role in desk-based gathering and analysis of information, as well as in project management. 

The team is eager to receive applications from candidates with deep familiarity of Brazil and strong experience in archival and desk-based research. Candidates should have knowledge of Brazilian institutions, incarceration, criminalisation, and/or of land ownership, service contracts, local politics and governance across scales of the state. Fluency in Portuguese is a necessary skill since the Research Assistant will gather and analyse sources of information in this language

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The closing date for applications is 09 June 2024