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Industrial Liaison Officer

Decision Analytics & Risk

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 15 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1717122TR-3R

Centre of Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems

We seek to appoint an Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) to support the enterprise activities and projects within CORMSIS (Centre of Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems). The ideal candidate should have good negotiating skills and good capacity for networking, and ideally a demonstrable experience with enterprise and linking academia with industry.

CORMSIS is one of the largest groups of its type in the UK, spanning Mathematical Sciences and Southampton Business School and includes academic colleagues with interests in Operational Research (OR), Management Science (MS) and Information Systems (IS) from other parts of the university. Our research and teaching cover the whole spectrum of current OR/MS/IS from mathematical optimisation, through business analytics and simulation to qualitative research in problem structuring. In the latest (Feb 2021) QS World University Rankings, OR and Statistics at Southampton was ranked 7th in the UK and 33rd in the world.

The main role of the ILO is to engage with business, industry and other organisations to bring opportunities for consultancy and research projects in consultation with academics and industry partners. Specifically, securing MSc industrial-based projects for the students enrolled in our OR/MS programmes. This role also implies attending recruitment events as well as organising recruitment fairs and other events.

For further information about CORMSIS at the University of Southampton please see our webpage:

This position is tenable from 3rd October 2022 or from a mutually agreed later date.

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Dr Antonio Martinez-Sykora (

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, and will give due consideration to applicants seeking flexible working patterns and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities, and offers a range of benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance.

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 (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 or email Please quote reference 1717122TR-2R on all correspondence.

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