Newcastle University Fellowship- Net Zero Maritime Systems

Net Zero Maritime Systems

We are looking to grow our Shipping and Logistics research in distinctive and innovative ways and welcome candidates from across - and between - all disciplines related to this area. Key to our ambition is a desire to actively help the maritime and related sectors in their quest to achieve net zero. 

If your expertise and passion lie in areas such as: analysing shipping and logistics systems; investigating pathways to net zero intermodal transport; exploiting the potential of shipping and logistics data; maximising the potential of intelligent and smart systems; enhancing cyber security and resilience; then we’d love to hear from you.  

Our NUAcT Fellowship in Net Zero Maritime Systems will galvanise and build research momentum across the University around a number of different opportunity areas, embedding the Fellow into a supportive multidisciplinary environment, which includes our Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence in Mobility and Transport and our Marine, Offshore and Subsea Technology Research Group. There will be opportunities too to develop links with researchers across the University in areas beyond shipping and logistics such as for example computing science, civil engineering, geography, energy systems and business.  

Shipping and Logistics at Newcastle University 

The School of Engineering (and its predecessors) have a long tradition (>100 years) of teaching and researching in the broad areas of transport, shipping and marine technology; in recent years this has broadened to encapsulate the growing interest in related areas such as offshore and renewable energy, relevant ICT applications and the commercial aspects of shipping and logistics. The School maintains strong connections with industry and has a long and successful track record in completing both industrial and publicly funded research projects; more recently for example it has been successful in bidding for a number of significant research projects under the UK Government’s Clean Maritime Demonstrator competitions.  

We have also been most fortunate to receive philanthropic funding from a number of generous benefactors to support our research with this Fellowship generously part-funded by the McGregor Endowment. In addition we have a proud tradition of graduating PhD alumni who now work all over the world; our current PhD researchers in Shipping and Logistics are hosted within the Prime Shipping and Logistics Group. The latest stage in the evolution of our shipping and related research at Newcastle continues with the move of our group to the state-of-the-artredeveloped Stephenson Building over the next 12 months which will provide a rich and vibrant environment for our colleagues to progress their research.  

The research trajectory of the School of Engineering in the areas of Shipping and Logistics is focused broadly around three domains of increasing importance and value:  

  • Meeting the net zero agenda challenges
  • Developing full understanding and modelling capability for networks and risk
  • Maximising the benefits that data and digital technologies can bring.  

The Fellowship will have a broad focus bridging technology, policy, regulation and application, addressing the challenges and opportunities that the decarbonisation and net zero agendas pose. These include areas related but not limited to:  

  • Intelligent and smart systems exploiting data potential  
  • Safety, cyber security and resilience  
  • Alternative energy vectors and propulsion systems 
  • Emerging technologies 
  • Intermodality, ports and landside infrastructure. 

We welcome interest from applicants across the broad breadth of maritime systems including shipping and other offshore assets, ports and landside infrastructure, energy and propulsion systems, policy and regulation, and data and intelligence. 

Recent PhD (1-5) years with evidence of a strong research trajectory. Ideally some international experience / orientation. Capable of working with other disciplines to progress solutions to complex problems that require interdisciplinary solutions. Team player but with the intellectual independence to allow pursuing own initiative and take a lead on progressing research initiatives. The Fellow will also have a unique opportunity to develop their specialist teaching interests via our range of degree programmes and in particular our MSc in Shipping and Logistics which has been running very successfully since the 1990s and attracts students from all over the world.  

Applications for the NUAcT Fellowship in Net Zero Maritime Systems are now open and the application window will close at 11.59pm on Monday 5th June 2023

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  • Application deadline: Jun 05, 2023
  • Newcastle University
  • School of Engineering
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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