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Research Fellow in Operational Research

Operational Research

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2021)
Closing Date:  Monday 02 December 2019
Interview Date:   Monday 16 December 2019
Reference:  1197219PJ

The University of Southampton is seeking a motivated candidate with experience in Operational Research to work as a Research Fellow on a research project with the National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), the owner of the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales. The Research Fellow will be a member of the Operational Research group within the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton, and of CORMSIS, the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems, one of the largest and strongest groups of Operational Research/Management Science researchers in the UK.

The successful candidate should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a topic closely related to Operational Research and Mathematical Optimisation. Knowledge of optimisation algorithms, as well as programming languages such as Python, C/C++/C#, Java or similar ones, is required. Previous experience of working or collaborating with industry is an advantage.

The post is full time fixed term with a scheduled finish date on 31 March 2021, although an extension of approximately 3 months may be possible. The Research Fellow will spend most of their time based at the University of Southampton, but will also participate in NGET workshops and dissemination activities.

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 The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Daniel Ward (Recruitment Team) on 02380 597749. Please quote reference 1197219PJ on all correspondence.


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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.

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