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Employment opportunity

Research Associate
Keele University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Research Institute of Law, Politics and Justice

(Fixed Term for 12 months)

Starting Salary: Grade 7: £29,853 p.a.

A one-year post-doctoral research position is available within a project entitled Capitalising security through life insurance in the UK; directed by Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project seeks to analyse the role of life insurance as a security provider in the UK. The project is problem-driven and involves engaging with an interdisciplinary focus (Politics/International Relations/Security Studies; Social Studies of Finance; Social/Cultural/Political Theory). It seeks to advance knowledge on the ways in which liberal security is actively produced in relation to profit-making and the promotion and protection of lifestyles through the management of risk. The project is embedded within the Emerging Securities research group at Keele University which hosts the Biopolitics of Security Research Network.

Applicants will play an important intellectual role in managing and developing the project. Preference will be given to applicants able to demonstrate experience in biopolitical research. Competency in conducting interdisciplinary literature reviews and analyses, semi-structured interviews with high-profile officials, and internet-based as well as physical archival research is required. General knowledge of debates concerning security and risk is expected.

This post will commence on 10th January 2011.

Further details on Keele University site.

For enquiries
please write to Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero by emailing:

Job packs available: or email, Human Resources, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG or Fax: 01782 733471.

Please quote post reference: RE10/22UK

Closing date for applications: 20 October 2010

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