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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


The University of Cambridge Faculty of Asian & MIddle Eastern Studies is seeking to recruit a fixed term postdoctoral research associate to contribute to the project: Cleanliness, convenience and propriety: Plastic and waste in consumer societies.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Further details

To apply for this vacancy, you must use the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

In the Suitability section of the application, please ensure that you explain in detail how you meet the requirements listed in the Person Profile of the Further Information document. Applicants must provide the names and contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, an academic writing sample (a single authored chapter or article, preferably related to the topic of the project) and an outline (ca.1000 words) of your own project and ideas for the academic workshop on 'the social life of plastic' . Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Brigitte Steger ( For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Susie Nightingale: (

The closing date for applications is midnight, GMT on Thursday, 10th October, 2019.

Please quote reference GU20783 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Salary: £30,942 - £40,322 (pro rata).

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