Research Fellow - Extractive Hubs (two posts)
University of Dundee School of Social Sciences
United Kingdom

Research Fellow - Extractive Hubs (two posts)



Reference Number         SSOC0118

Job Title               Research Fellow - Extractive Hubs (two posts)

College/SASS     School of Social Sciences

School/Directorate          CEPMLP              

Grade   Grade 7 (£32,236 - £39,609)        

Job Category      Research            

Closing Date       26 May 2019      

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties


Research Fellow - Extractive Hubs (two posts)

Fixed-term until March 2021


We are looking for two Research Fellows to join our full-time, on-campus team within the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), School of Social Sciences, at the University of Dundee.


The Research Fellows will be part of a new team established to carry out applied research as part of an externally funded project aimed at assisting development policy in the ‘extractives’ sector, a key sector for growth in many developing countries. The project is called the Extractives Hub ( The extractive industries consist of any coordinated activities aimed at transforming natural capital such as metals, minerals, oil, and natural gas, for social uses.

Summary of Skills, Experience and Qualifications



- Proficient in Microsoft Office software package, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, etc;

- Strong grasp of English language with excellent written and verbal communication skills;

- Excellence in both academic and non-academic writing;

- Experience of working in a team environment;

- Excellent communication, time management, interpersonal and organisational skills;

- Experience of working with external partners (international team, government/public sector);

- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;





- Master’s degree or above in areas related to extractive industries governance, extractive industries-led economic development, international development, economics, or extractive industries management;

- Ability to undertake applied, actionable, research without or with minimal supervision;

- Relevant research/work experience in the extractives or international development sector;

- Experience of developing materials for research / donor grant application; and

- Excellent publication record.


College / School / Directorate Information

If the successful candidate does not have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant area, appointment will be made to Training Grade 7 (currently £28,660 - £31,302).


If you would like further information, please contact Professor Peter Cameron:   (

for further information on CEPMLP, please visit:


The University of Dundee is a diverse community which provides a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


The University holds Athena SWAN Bronze Award (, which recognise the promotion of gender equality and have made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

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