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
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
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
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.
You should submit your completed online application form at
https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote reference 1388021EF on all correspondence.
Job Description and Person Specification
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all
sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will
not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.