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Senior Research Engineer

£37,075 – £46,924; opportunities to progress to £54,372 and beyond

The Opportunity

To join a creative, innovative and friendly team at the IT Innovation Centre, part of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science. Based on the Southampton Science Park, we have an international reputation for advancing a wide range of information technologies and enabling their adoption in industry and commerce. Current work includes big data, information security, human-centric computing and information sciences, applied in sectors including creative industries, cultural heritage, e-democracy, environment, healthcare and transport.

Focused on a professional approach to a leading role in applied research and software development in an agile team environment, our Senior Research Engineers are involved in all aspects of the project lifecycle.


A creative, innovative thinker with outstanding problem-solving skills, able to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges. With a keen interest in new and emerging technologies, you are passionate about innovation and excited by the idea of bringing research closer to market. Your excellent written and oral communication enables you to present ideas clearly and effectively to colleagues, project partners and clients.

With a degree and probably post-graduate qualifications in computer science or related disciplines, you have experience of applied research in academia or industry. Able to handle uncertainty and change in a research environment, you can devise and implement novel solutions to real-world problems. You have experience across the full project lifecycle, from preparing proposals through to delivery, dissemination and exploitation of results.

You seek an influential role in transforming the way designers, operators and users manage security issues in advanced multi-stakeholder IT systems. You have a strong background in computer science methods and tools, and you are excited by the opportunity to apply them to problems in information security.

A team leader, you will manage projects and produce high-impact proofs-of-concept and influential reports and publications. You will develop your knowledge of information security and solution approaches, engage with current and potential clients and project partners, and contribute to winning new business.


30 days holiday a year, flexible working around core hours, and the option to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme with an 18% employer contribution.

Opportunities to progress to senior management roles.

Our European project portfolio can provide opportunities for short-term travel, but applicants must able to travel within the EU at short notice.

The Department of Electronics and Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advancing the representation of women in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

We have a generous maternity policy and on-site childcare facilities. Employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.


Please send your CV by email to, citing reference 16sre1.