Research Assistant SEACAMS2

Swansea University - Science


SEACAMS2 is a collaborative project of Bangor University and Swansea University. The project aims to promote economic activity, growth of SMEs and generate jobs through the expansion of commercial opportunities and activities in the marine renewable energy and marine/coastal products and services sectors in Wales.

This will be achieved by expanding activities relating to climate change mitigation and adaption in the Low carbon Economy in order to increase wealth creation within the Convergence Region of Wales. More information is available on


The post holder will be responsible for assisting on research projects on the specific theme of Coastal Engineering, working collectively as part of the Swansea SEACAMS2 team.

The position in support of Coastal Engineering requires staff with expertise in sectors of coastal engineering such as numerical wave prediction, marine data analysis and coastal area modelling. Expertise in the impact of marine renewable energy developments on physical systems or research into marine renewable resource assessments is of particular interest. The appointee will work as part of a co-ordinated group with others specialising in open water ecosystems, water quality, benthic ecology and coastal engineering. Essential qualities include: research expertise on numerical modelling of coastal or ocean processes or engineering. Desirable qualities include experience of working at the academia-business interface, evidenced ability to deliver results in alignment with target requirements for ERDF-funded project(s).  

The successful candidate will have a post-graduate degree, a PhD or have recently submitted a PhD thesis in coastal engineering, coastal processes, oceanography or allied areas and demonstrate the ability to conduct research in line with the objectives of the project, possess planning skills to contribute to the research project and be able to actively engage in and contribute to writing reports and publishing research papers. Experience of the Welsh coastal marine environment and economy is highly desirable.

For further information please visit the Swansea University website.

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