The Software Sustainability Institute
By Louise Chisholm, Jeremy Cohen, Jonathan Cooper, and Simon Hettrick. Most people who are looking to forge a career in research software engineering will come across barriers that are the result of outdated university policies put in place before software was such a critical element of research.
Applications are now open for the SC19 Early Career program. The program provides a one-day series of special sessions for early-career researchers, educators, and technical professionals, on Monday November 18 2019 at SC19 in Denver, Colorado. This includes academic, industry, and laboratory postdocs and staff within the first five years of a permanent position. It aims to help participants secure a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced while navigating a successful research career.
"We were already following a lot of best practice and it was very good to get this confirmation. We're not computer scientists and don't come from a software development background - we're all scientific programmers - so it was good to get some confirmation that what we do is on the right track"
- Andreas Hegar, CGAT