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Research Fellow

Economy, Society and Governance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 6 months
Closing Date:  Tuesday 29 October 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 29 November 2019
Reference:  1187519WR

Applications are invited a six month full-time Research Associate position on the above research project which is being led by Professor Peter Sunley, in the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton. The post will be based in Southampton and will work closely with the other investigators: Professor Richard Harris (Business, Durham), Professor Ron Martin (Geography, Cambridge), Professor Andy Pike (CURDS, Newcastle). The aim of the project is to investigate the condition, and potential, of advanced manufacturing industries and clusters in the industrial regions of the UK. The project will aim to contribute to public debates about place-based industrial strategy and the future role of industrial policy in spatial rebalancing. 

The post will start on 3 December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

You will join the Economy, Culture, Governance research group (see The group has a leading international reputation in human geography and strong interdisciplinary links in the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities.  

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Peter Sunley ( (00 44) (0) 23 80595496. 

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1187519WR on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Geography and Environmental Sciences 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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