Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Web & Internet Science

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work across a number of research projects within the Web Science Institute. A particular focus will be the Web Observatory programme, the aim of which is to take an “observatory” approach to data collection, sharing, analysis and evaluation for new emerging domains of big data IoT, Web and MOOCs. This may include software development, data analysis and evaluation, and organising user-studies.

Reporting to Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Executive Director of the Web Science Institute, you will be responsible for developing and enacting research plans to create high impact in the corresponding academic community.

You should possess a PhD* in Computer Science or related discipline and have established a strong pedigree in your area, as evidenced by publications in top quality journals and conferences. In particular, expertise in one or more of the following areas will be an advantage: web technologies; web analytics; linked and open data; privacy, trust and provenance; social computation, Internet of Things; big data analytics; and MOOCs. Excellent Web development skills (JavaScript, Node.js) would be highly desirable.

The post holder will be based at Highfield Campus within the Web and Internet Science Research Group at the University of Southampton. Ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally and among the UK’s top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

The post is for 6 months in the first instance. To discuss the position further, please contact Aastha Madaan at

*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 Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 981018FP on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be closed from close of business on Thursday 29th March 2018 to Thursday 5th April 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

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