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Knowledge Exchange Officer

School of Mathematical Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £42,155 to £53,353 Per Annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2130423PJ

We seek to appoint a Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO) to support research and enterprise projects within CORMSIS (Centre of Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems) and the School of Mathematical Sciences. 

CORMSIS is one of the largest groups of its type in the UK, spanning the School of Mathematical Sciences and Southampton Business School. CORMSIS also includes academic colleagues with interests in operational research and management science from other parts of the university. Our research and education spans a broad spectrum, ranging from mathematical optimisation through business analytics and simulation to qualitative research in problem structuring. In the latest (Feb 2022) QS World University Rankings, Operational Research and Statistics at Southampton was ranked 7th in the UK and 34th in the world.

The post holder will engage with business, industry and other organisations to bring opportunities for knowledge exchange, consultancy and research projects in consultation with CORMSIS academics and industry partners. Successful candidates will also support engagement with industry more widely across the School of Mathematical Sciences, working with students, academic staff and industrial partners. You will also contribute to education delivery in the School. Opportunities to develop a research portfolio will be provided.

You will need to have a technical degree, ideally with some background within operational research and management science, and experience of developing successful partnerships with industry. The ideal candidate should have strong negotiating skills and ability at networking.  

For further information about Mathematical Sciences and CORMSIS at the University of Southampton please see our web pages:

This position is tenable from 03 April 2023 or from a mutually agreed later date. The post is offered on a permanent basis. We welcome applications for flexible working: the post is offered at a minimum of 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week) and a maximum of 1.0 FTE (35 hours per week). 

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Dr Selin Ahipasaoglu (, Director of CORMSIS, or Professor Marika Taylor (, Head of School of Mathematical Sciences. 

The School of Mathematical Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. 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 Anjali Mavi (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 2130423PJ on all correspondence.



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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

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