Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Southampton Law School

Contract: Part Time Fixed Term (18 hours-2 years)

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to undertake legal research work for a fixed term of 2 years commencing January 2018 on a Horizon 2020 funded research project on accelerating innovation services (Datapitch). The focus of the post will be to provide consultative legal and ethical advice and analysis to the interdisciplinary team in order to inform the development of the project objectives. The successful applicant will be based at University of Southampton collaborating with other project partners based in several Member States (e.g. Portugal, France). Applicants must therefore want to work as part of a collaborative research team and be keen and able to travel.

Applicants should have a strong background in related research and either hold a PhD in the relevant field or a professional legal qualification. Independent research planning, research methods, organisation, communication and writing skills are essential. The successful candidate will also be someone who can hit the ground running and work with a degree of independence and initiative in identifying, formulating, articulating and presenting the relevant legal input during the initial stages of the project.

This role is expected to start January 2018 and run to 31 December 2019.

Informal enquiries can be sent by email to Dr. Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon on

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.

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 Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 945117JJ on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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