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Durham University

Department of Geography

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ref: 20000490)

(11 September 2020)

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) for a period until 31st August, 2023.

The PDRA will develop and undertake research as part of the international Leverhulme project Circulatory Entanglements: Marine Biomaterials and Paradoxes in Ocean Governance.

The Leverhulme funded project 'Circulatory Entanglements' aims to better understand how marine biomaterials circulate as part of contradictory plans for ocean governance and paradoxical narratives of ocean futures. Focusing on three case studies of marine organisms central to both the promissory Blue Economy and marine conservation efforts - horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, and shrimp - we explore the uncomfortable tensions between unhealthy oceans and healthful futures.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Elizabeth Johnson (

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.