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Research Assistance / Research Fellow in Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Analytics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Energy and Climate Change Division Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/09/2025)
Closing Date:  Friday 26 April 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2667224DA

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow or a Research Assistance to work on a variety of projects addressing energy, energy efficiency and relevant data analytics. The post will be based within the Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD) at the University of Southampton, on a fixed-term contract.

The research will focus on:

  • Undertaking research and analyses of energy demand and their future projections for various projects addressing the built environment. 
  • Undertake coordination of research including field work and projects’ outcomes with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Generating publications of research outputs at the appropriate academic level for the assigned projects and undertaking the organisation and management of events, and engagement activities.

You will be based within the ECCD facilities at the new National Infrastructure Laboratory on the University’s Boldrewood Innovation Campus, and you will be embedded within a professional network of academics and researchers addressing the energy studies including those in cities and towns. More information about ECCD and its project can be found here: 

We offer a generous renumeration package, an attractive research environment, the latest facilities and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. 

You are invited to contact Professor ‘Bakr Bahaj ( or Prof Patrick James ( for further information about this position in advance of submitting your application. 

Applicants are required to have a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in a relevant discipline. Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We give full consideration to applicants who wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has onsite childcare facilities and we foster a good work-life balance. We also offer a mentorship programme and the school runs a women-oriented network event on a bi-weekly basis.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. We are committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university, with the principles of sustainability embedded into all aspects of our individual and collective work, in our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.

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