United Kingdom

Position type:

Full time


£29,301 to £32,958

10 May 2017
09 Jun 2017

Full details:

Reference number: SOU-868917FP

Research Software Engineer

Web & Internet Science

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary:  £29,301 to £32,958 per annum

Full Time Fixed Term to 30.11.2018

Closing Date:  Friday 09 June 2017

Reference: 868917FP

The Software Sustainability Institute is looking to recruit a Research Software Engineer (RSE).

The Software Sustainability Institute is the world-leading authority on research software. It plays a key role in helping the research community recognise the role of software, and in adopting practices that lead to reliable and reproducible research.

The new recruit will be based with our software team in Southampton, and will work with research groups from across the UK to help improve their software and practices. This will require a solid background in development practices and excellent communication skills. A talent for technical problem solving is a must. The recruit will come into contact with a wide range of technologies and will be given many opportunities to build new skills. We don't expect you to be proficient in everything, but you must enjoy learning new technologies.

The recruit will make a valuable contribution to the Institute's work, from software development, to training and even in helping us fight for recognition of Research Software Engineers within academia. There will be many opportunities to develop skills that will advance your career as a Research Software Engineer: the recruit will learn from leading RSEs, and will be given the opportunity to build on skills outside of software development, such as in project management and consultancy.

The position is a fixed-term contract: currently ending in November 2018, but expected to continue for much longer. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Southampton in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. The salary range is £29,301 to £32,958, dependent on experience.

A PhD or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience in scientific research is required. This level of knowledge and experience may have been achieved via a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject area, supplemented by demonstrable experience in scientific research.

For further information, please contact Simon Hettrick at s.hettrick@software.ac.uk

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference  on all correspondence.

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