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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ref: 20000503)

(11 September 2020)

Applications are invited for a 24 month Postdoctoral Research Associate (Social Sciences, qualitative methods) to work on the ESRC-funded project 'Fraying Ties? Networks, Territory and Transformation in the UK Oil Sector'.

Led by Professor Gavin Bridge, the project investigates the ongoing transformation of the UK's strategic position within global oil networks. The way the UK is 'plugged into' global oil networks is changing, in the context of a global shift in oil demand away from Europe, declining production in the North Sea, and growing action by governments and society to accelerate low carbon transition.

Using social science methods, the project generates new knowledge about the changing role of UK territorial assets for international oil firms; and about the diversity, depth and durability of ties between these international firms and the UK.

How to Apply

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Gavin Bridge (

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site.

As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Closing Date: 11th October, 2020. 11:59:00pm.