Maritime Safety Research Centre vacancies

We're a new Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) based at the University of Strathclyde in the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering.

Help us change the world: career opportunities

We're currently looking to appoint world-class experts with a wide range of backgrounds and experience.

We're looking for strong leaders who are capable of offering high calibre knowledge and experience, international presence, and self-belief to take up the challenge and help us deliver this vision.

Apply for these positions online.

PhD studentships

We're also looking to appoint PhD students. 


We're looking for staff with extensive research expertise in areas related to maritime/marine safety and risk, such as:

  • safety and security of complex and cyber-physical systems
  • dynamic barrier management
  • emergency response process and systems
  • total resilience of marine systems
  • intact/damage stability and fire protection of ships and offshore assets 
  • accident/incident data reporting and processing
  • human element and man-machine interface
  • safety culture

More information

For more information please get in touch with Professor Dracos Vassalos, Acting Centre Director.

Our mission

Our mission is to support the development and nurture the implementation of Life-Cycle Risk Management, accounting rationally and formally for all cost-effective measures of risk reduction that lead to sustainable cost-effective-safety-improvement for new and existing ships and offshore assets. We're also supporting the development of a modern regulatory framework to support and nurture safety culture.


The MSRC is comprised from a partnership between:

  • the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering here at Strathclyde
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • DNV GL Classification Society

Together we're a world-class centre of excellence, shaping the future of maritime safety.