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Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Pollution Prevention - 12 months fixed term

Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
33,199 - 39,610 per annum
Vacancy Type
Academic / Research Vacancies
Closing Date
Ref No

The Faculty of Engineering & Technology is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Pollution Prevention to work on a 12 month fixed term contract.

The project aims to improve port-based services for the discharge and treatment of ships effluents and includes 28 partners and associated partners, representing ports, PRF operators, public authorities, companies and universities from the whole Atlantic area. The common goal is to motivate maritime communities to stop discharge at sea by designing attractive port services.

Duties include undertaking a review of the relevant regulations/ policies (IMO, EU, national level) for oiled and ballast waters, identifying efficient technologies and working with stakeholders to prepare market uptake with relevant regulatory and financial solutions and incentives and assessing the cost effectiveness of port-based mobile treatment systems of ballast water as alternatives to on-board systems.

You will assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of the project and research resources and budgets in addition to contributing to publications and dissemination of research outputs, including presentations at project working meetings and related conferences.

You will hold a PhD in PhD or equivalent experience in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering/Maritime Business or management related subject with excellent mathematical and numerical research skills with focus on the development of market business cases, decision analysis, economic/financial analysis and risk assessment.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Christos Kontovas, email:

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.