Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Associate

Updated: 13 days ago
Deadline: 29 Jun 2022

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The above full-time post is available immediately, on a fixed term basis, until 31st May 2023 in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.  

The post 

The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work of Prof Lars Johanning and Dr Allen Alexander within the Renewable Energy Group and the Business School, at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The research project is part of a EU Atlantic Area Interreg project addressing Marine Market Challenge Definitions and R,D&I activities.

The post will be focused on providing RD&I support, aiding SME companies, enabling the process of realisation of initial innovation ideas towards product development. The successful candidate would be responsible for helping to direct applicants to RD&I opportunities and aiding in the implementation, including assisting in identifying fund opportunities for industry applicants. Furthermore, the post would require to increase awareness of maritime technologies towards citizen target groups, neighbourhood organizations and companies; research institutions and the local and regional public authorities through workshops and event initiation.


You will

  • possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion for PDRA role) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • be a nationally recognised authority in maritime technologies with a preferable background in technology needs and commercialisation, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • be able to work collaboratively, international and supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures  and how we are transforming education  for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces. 

For further information please contact Prof Lars Johanning, e-mail or telephone +44(0)1326 253730.

View or Apply

Similar Positions