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Research Fellow / Senior Research Assistant


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £27,854
Full Time Fixed Term - 1 Year
Closing Date:   Wednesday 12 June 2013
Interview Date:   Wednesday 26 June 2013
Reference:  231413F4

History – Gulbenkian Biography Project

Thanks to the generous support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation the University of Southampton recently launched a three-year project to research the life and career of one of the most renowned yet mysterious figures in the history of the oil industry. Based for the majority of his life in London and Paris, Calouste Gulbenkian (1869-1955) was a businessman, diplomat, art collector and philanthropist who helped to create such modern industry names as Shell and Total.

Working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Jonathan Conlin, you will be undertaking archival and other research into this enigmatic individual and his activities. You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in business, economic or diplomatic history as well as experience of independent working in state and business archives.  We would particularly value a detailed understanding and knowledge of the late 19th/early 20th-century history of one or more of the areas in which Gulbenkian had personal or professional interests (Ottoman Empire/Middle East, Russia/Caucasus, Mexico, Venezuela).

Interviews are scheduled for 26 June 2013.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jonathan Conlin via email

The closing date for this post is 12 June 2013. Please apply online through  or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2421 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 231413F4 on all correspondence.


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