Research Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £29,614 Per annum
22 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £29,614 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31 March 2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 27 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1522721DA

The shipping sector needs to move fast to develop future proof zero carbon ship propulsion systems. These posts will be part of a team in the Southampton’s Marine and Maritime institute actively engaged in seeking out innovative solutions to help develop the future technology necessary to achieve this.

You will join our team to support our work in decarbonisation of shipping.

To be successful you will have skill level equivalent to HNC, A-Level or NVQ 3 with proven work experience acquired in a marine related discipline and either experience of practical experimentation including design, build and test of ship models or energy technology systems such as fuel cell/batteries OR numerical analysis either using commercial software or code you have written/modified.

We offer a range of benefits as follows:-

  • offer a contributory pension scheme
  • 20 days holiday rising to 24 after 4 years plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.   We will give due 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*, and onsite childcare facilities.  

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the international standard for Environmental Management ISO14001:2015.  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 through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Stephen Turnock (

This position is offered on a Full Time, Fixed Term basis until March 2022 due to funding requirements.

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 Samantha Stubbs (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1522721DA on all correspondence.