Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute

University of Southampton

United Kingdom

July 6, 2021


Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute (SMMI) Multi-Disciplinary Research


Marine & Maritime Institute

Location: Boldrewood Campus Salary: £30,942 to £38,017 Full Time Fixed Term (2 Years) Closing Date: Tuesday 06 July 2021 Reference: 1388021EF

Research Fellows - SMMI Multi-Disciplinary

The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) is a community of researchers from across the University of Southampton, whose interests and research are linked to the marine/maritime realm. By working across the traditional disciplinary divides, we can better address today's global marine and maritime issues that include, but are not restricted to, decarbonisation, climate change, maritime efficiency, the welfare of those who work by or on the oceans, and better protection of marine environments.

The SMMI constitutes world class, authoritative expertise, spanning both the marine and maritime sectors. We foster new research collaborations, educate the next generation of maritime leaders and generate knowledge and intelligence for businesses of all sizes, government at all scales and organisations of all kinds. Alone and with partners we create new technologies and innovations to stimulate economic growth and improve quality of life and the environment.

We have two posts for early career researchers with strong interests in the oceans, the desire to undertake multidisciplinary research and strong digital and communication skills. To be successful you will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a marine or maritime background in any discipline eg engineering, physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, law, business, arts or humanities. In addition, you will have expertise in multi-parameter environmental accounting (e.g., money, water, CO2, pollution, life) and/or full system evaluations to improve marine and maritime decision making.

You will join a large community of scholars working across the marine and maritime space at the University of Southampton. These are unique opportunities for early career researchers to address key marine or maritime issues.

The role will be initially be awarded for a 2 year period with the opportunity for extension to 3 years dependent upon funding.

There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its' continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the international standard for Environmental Management ISO14001:2015. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https: // The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email Please quote reference 1388021EF on all correspondence.

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