Based in Milton Keynes - Three Year Fixed term contractAs Research Associate, you will work on a DFID / ESRC-funded project entitled Chinese national oil companies and the economic development of African oil producers within the Department of Engineering and I ovation in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology for a fixed-term three-year period.
You will be based at the main OU campus in Milton Keynes and will be expected to live within reasonable commuting distance.
The post requires considerable overseas travel. You will work directly with the Principal Investigator, but liaise regularly with the UK and overseas co-investigators and partners in China and Africa.
Ideally you will have an economic development and / or oil industry research background, and be a Mandarin-speaker. You should have a PhD in resource economics, development studies, human geography minerals law or other areas relevant to the project.
Knowledge and experience of working on one or more of the following areas are essential : China's state-owned enterprises (especially oil companies), Chinese overseas investments, oil sector dynamics in developing economies, social and environmental impacts of major projects in developing economies, the legal regimes gove ing oil production and revenue capture, and / or African political economy.
If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Professor Giles Mohan (email : giles.
mohan open.ac.uk)Closing date : noon on Thursday 5 February 2015