Industrial Liaison Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,152 to £49,553 Per annum, pro rata if part time
Jul 20, 2021
End of advertisement period
Aug 16, 2021
Contract Type

School of Mathematical Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Per annum, pro rata if part time
Full or Part Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 16 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1440221PJ

Centre of Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems and School of Mathematical Sciences 

We seek to appoint an Industry Liaison Officer (ILO) 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 2021) QS World University Rankings, Operational Research and Statistics at Southampton was ranked 7th in the UK and 33rd in the world.

The postholder will engage with business, industry and other organisations to bring opportunities for consultancy and research projects in consultation with academics and industry partners. One of the key tasks within this role is securing MSc industry based projects for students enrolled on MSc  programmes in operational research and business analytics. The postholder will also support engagement with industry more widely across the School of Mathematical Sciences, working with students, academic staff and industrial partners. The postholder will work closely with students to develop their professional skills.

You will need to have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience ideally within operational research and management science, and experience of developing successful partnerships with industry. The ideal candidate should have strong negotiating skills and proven 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 15 September 2021 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 Antonio Martinez-Sykora (, 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 Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1440221PJ on all correspondence.

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