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Senior Research Fellow

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/05/2023
Closing Date:  Saturday 11 July 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1269520DA

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton. This project will investigate wave augmented propulsion for short sea shipping using a biomimetic dynamic wing mounted at the bow of the ship. Working with a consortium of academic and industrial partners, you will undertake fundamental research making use of the new 138m Boldrewood towing tank to conduct experiments to assess the performance e.g., wave energy capture, motion effects, power and emission reductions, of the system. 

To be successful you will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in maritime engineering, or a related discipline. 

The post is full time fixed term until 31/05/2023.

Equality, diversity, and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering.  We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position.  We value diversity and inclusion at the University and aspire for our staff population to be broadly representative of our community. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science, we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full 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*, with onsite childcare facilities.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% 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 Platinum EcoAward. 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 is through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

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 Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1269520DA on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Engineering

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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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