Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Join the IMI as an internal secondee  

An opportunity for Bath academics to explore new industrial contacts or work on an interdisciplinary research project which involves an element of mathematics, statistics, or data sciences.


IMI Secondees 2017 - 2018The IMI runs an Internal Secondment Scheme enabling permanent academic staff at the University to dedicate time to work on and develop a research project with a significant element of mathematics, statistics or data science.  

An IMI secondment is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • advance your research
  • work closely with academic colleagues from other departments
  • collaborate with an industrial partner
  • access our research grant development support
  • work (subject to availability) with IMI's Commercial Research Associates


Interdisciplinary and industrial collaboration opportunities

With a remit to support cross-campus research activities and engagement with industry, we specifically encourage applications from academics wishing to collaborate across departments or with industrial partners.

Our secondment programme is open both to academics wishing to collaborate with mathematicians or statisticians, and to academics from the mathematical sciences wishing collaborate with researchers from other disciplines. We also welcome applications from two academics wishing to apply for a joint secondment to IMI.

We aim to keep the IMI Secondment Scheme as flexible as possible, to accommodate individual academic objectives and needs.


Our current Secondees

Our current group of secondees in 2018-19 includes both Lecturers and Professors and comprises staff from the Departments of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Physics.

>> Find out more about our secondees and their interdisciplinary work.


How to apply

Applications for an internal secondment to the IMI in the 2019-20 academic year will open in late January 2019.  

Please email us, and we will notify you when applications are open.

For an informal discussion about being seconded to the IMI, please email us at or call Juliet Somma on 01225 385185.