University of Southampton

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United Kingdom

The History

The origins of the university date back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862 following a legacy to the Corporation of Southampton by Henry Robinson Hartley. In 1902, the Institution developed into the Hartley University College awarding degrees from the University of London. On 29 April 1952, the institution was granted a Royal Charter to give the University of Southampton full university status, allowing the university to award its own degrees.

The university has seven teaching campuses. The main campusis located in the Highfield area of Southampton and is supplemented by four other campuses within the city: Avenue Campus housing the Faculty of Humanities, the National Oceanography Centre housing courses in Ocean and Earth Sciences, Southampton General Hospital offering courses in Medicine and Health Sciences, and Boldrewood Campus an engineering and maritime technology campus housing also the university's strategic ally Lloyd's Register. In addition, the university operates a School of Art based in nearby Winchesterand an international branch in Malaysia offering courses in Engineering.

Why Southampton?

The University of Southampton is already one of the top 10 research-led universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities. We offer first-rate opportunities and facilities for study and research, and a stimulating working environment. We work closely with business and industry, and has a strong enterprise agenda.

The discipline base is broad, encompassing all the major academic subjects, but also has a unique commitment to innovation, which is evidenced both in outstanding research and scholarships at the leading edge, and also in the ability to pioneer new approaches and techniques relevant to the world today.

As part of our drive to attract the most promising students, promote our groundbreaking research and forge new links with business and industry, we have developed close relationships with talented people and likeminded organisations across the world.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre is part of the Wessex Institute in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Over 96% of Southampton's research been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university ranks 11th for research power among Russell Universities.

 

 

Working at Southampton

At the University of Southampton, we aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise. Our reputation for world-class teaching and research is reflected in our high ranking in the university league tables. We have a diverse and vibrant student community and continue to invest in our campuses and facilities.

With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.


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Research Fellow in Cancer Immunology

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,942 to £36,914

22 Sep 2020
05 Oct 2020

Antibody and Vaccine Group, Centre for Cancer Immunology, University of Southampton, Faculty of Medicine, School of Cancer Sciences The Antibody and Vaccine Group based in the newly opened Centre for Cancer Immunology in Southampton has a strong track-record in basic and translational immunolo...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,942 to £38,017

22 Sep 2020
22 Oct 2020

You will join a new European project ‘Smart Textiles for Regional Industry and Smart Specialisation Sectors (SmartT)’. This is an exciting cutting-edge project involving collaborations between the Departments of Electronics an Computer Science (ECS) and Chemistry at the University of Southampton, Sp...

Technician in Plant Biology

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Part time


Salary:

£25,941 to £27,511

22 Sep 2020
22 Oct 2020

We seek a Technician to work on the project “The contribution of plasticity to adaptive divergence: domestication as a model”. The NERC/BBSRC co-funded project provides support for a part-time technician for 8 months from 4th January 2021 to work with Dr Mark Chapman in the Ecology and Evolution gro...

Specialist Technician (SEEDPOD)

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,942 to £38,017

22 Sep 2020
05 Oct 2020

Specialist Technician (UAV designer) - CASCADE programme grant You will join our specialist team specialising in unmanned Aerial vehicle research. To be successful you will have substantial experience in one of the following areas: airframe design, structural analysis, avionics and electri...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,942 to £38,017

21 Aug 2020
22 Sep 2020

We are looking for a mass spectrometrist with an interest in the analysis of medically relevant glycoproteins including viral glycoproteins. The laboratory has acquired a new Orbitrap Eclipse Tribrid MS (with high mass range functionality, UV-PD and FAIMS) to complement its existing analytical suite...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time

21 Aug 2020
31 Dec 2020

Supervisory Team:     Dr David Angland Project description A PhD studentship is now available in the area of aircraft aerodynamics and aeroacoustics noise. The studentship provides a unique opportunity to work on a relevant engineering problem at the Airbus Noise Technology Centre (AN...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,942 to £34,804

28 Aug 2020
29 Sep 2020

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Feature Extraction and Computer Vision to join an interdisciplinary research consortium investigating the overarching question: Does developmental plasticity influence speciation?   To address this fundamental question in evolution, we have assemble...

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United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time

28 Aug 2020
28 Sep 2020

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship from the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF).   https://honorfrostfoundation.org The Foundation's mission is to promote the advancement and research of maritime archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean.  The Foundation offers PhD sc...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time

01 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020

The role is focussed on utilising Bragg coherent x-ray diffractive imaging (BCXDI) to image time-varying correlated phenomena in a range of multifunctional materials. Multifunctional materials that simultaneously exhibit more than one ferroic property including ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, ferr...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£30,942 to £38,017

03 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020

You will join our team working on deep learning-based language models for information extraction and data rescue in the GloSAT (Global Surface Air Temperature) research project. The post will be in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) group, which is part of the department of Electronics and...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Ruby Wax, OBE

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Mark E. Smith

Awards:

Ranked 97th in the QS World University Rankings for 2020 and 17th in UK universities listed

QS World University Subject rankings for 2019 (5 in top 50) - Nursing (9); Archaeology (48); Earth and Marine Sciences (46); Engineering - Mineral and Mining (30); Statistics and Operational Research (48)

Ranked 20th in The Times and The Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide 2020; ranked 1st in the UK for Physiotherapy, with 11 subjects in the top 10

Ranked 122th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 and 15th among UK universities listed.

Ranked 11th in Times Higher Education's (THE) 'Golden Age' universities 2019 - the top 271 institutions founded as universities between 1945 and 1967. Southampton is 2nd among the UK universities featured.

Awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel (2018)

Three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, approved directly by The Queen and Parliament.

Key facts:

Enrolled Students: 24,600

Undergraduate: 17,100

Postgraduates: 7,500

Staff: 6,000