Applications are invited for the above posts to work as a Research Fellow/Research Associate/Research Software Engineer/Senior Research Software Engineer on the SpiNNaker project. The SpiNNaker architecture is optimised to support the simulation of simple (point-like) neurons and their connections (or synapses). This architecture now has a world-wide user base, drawn to a reliable and flexible platform for real-time neural network simulation; this community is comprised of both traditional computational neuroscientists and also scientists and engineers from application areas such as robotics.

The position is funded by the EU Flagship “Human Brain Project” which aims to provide researchers worldwide with ICT tools and mathematical models to assist with understanding the function of the human brain and for emulating its computational capabilities. Although the HBP project itself is expected to run to 31 March 2023, the current funding to support the posts advertised is until 31 March 2018.

For further information, see the full job description.

eScience Lab graphicThe eScience Lab at the University of Manchester are currently looking for a Senior Research Data Engineer. The focus of the job will be on data integration and interoperability across the partners and their Life Science oriented data holdings in the CORBEL and ELIXIR projects.

Please apply here.

Applications from UK, EU and International candidates are welcome.

Be quick! Applications close 9th September 2016.

Sandia National Laboratories are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee who is interested in an explicit focus on research in software methodologies for research-to-production CSE software, and strong interest in exploring, developing, adapting and adopting modern software engineering to the CSE software domain, including exploration of software productivity and sustainability metrics, development of tools and workflows, especially related to Agile methodologies built upon GitHub, Docker and other new and emerging software technology platforms. Activities will include engaging with Trilinos and IDEAS developers to elicit requirements and collaboratively create methodologies that enhance productivity and sustainability for CSE research software products such as Trilinos. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and development of new methodologies, metrics, tools and best practices for CSE research software, using GitHub, Docker and related modern software platforms,
  • Publication, presentation and engagement with the US and international communities on research topics in CSE software,
  • Effective engagement with Trilinos, IDEAS and other software teams, at Sandia and other DOE laboratories.

This post-doctoral position is for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills who have the ability to work in a collaborative research environment.  The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with CSE software developers as well as have the opportunity to pursue independent research projects.

Please note the successful candidate will be based in…

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NumFOCUS is seeking a full-time Projects Director to develop and run a sustainability incubator program for NumFOCUS fiscally sponsored open-source projects. This is the first program of its kind, with opportunity for enormous impact on the open-source ecosystem. Knowledge gained from this program will be public, meaning it has the potential to change how all open source projects are managed.

For more information, please see the online job advert.

Data Carpentry (http://datacarpentry.org) seeks to hire a full-time staff member to direct its assessment activities. This person will design, implement, monitor, analyze, and report on a comprehensive system of metrics to help the Data Carpentry project and its sibling organization, Software Carpentry (http://software-carpentry.org), evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the training they offer, to both learners and instructors.

Data Carpentry is a not-for-profit organization developing and teaching workshops on fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its mission is to provide researchers high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. Data Carpentry lessons are intentionally domain specific, and span the life, physical, and social sciences. Data Carpentry workshops create an environment friendly to learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and are designed to empower researchers to apply the skills learned to data driven discovery in their own research.

The Deputy Director of Assessment position is initially funded for 2 years through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The incumbent will be hired and paid as a contractor of NumFOCUS, Data Carpentry’s fiscal sponsor and grant funds administrator. Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled.

For a full description, including instructions on how to apply, please see http://www.datacarpentry.org/jobs/.

The eScience Lab at the University of Manchester is currently seeking a Senior Research Software Engineer to work on standards, community building and creation of reference implementations.

The work focuses on identifier systems to aid interoperability of EU Infrastructure investments in the Life Sciences.

The work will be on the CORBEL project and is for two years.

Here is a link to the official advertisement

Closing date for applications is 23 May 2016.

A new position is available as a Research Associate/Research Software Engineer (at the University of Sheffield, UK) in the area of complex systems modelling using emerging high performance parallel architectures. 

This post can be configured in two different ways. Either as a 3 year Research Associate/Research Software Engineer only, or as a 5 year post working as a Research Associate/Research Software Engineer (60%) and a Research Software Consultant (40%). Candidate’s preference for either option will be discussed at the interview stage. 

The overall goal of this post is to provide long-term software and development management for the FLAME and FLAME GPU packages that are used extensively within EPSRC-funded research. The post has the option to be extended from 3 - 5 years through research software consultancy via the newly formed Research Software Engineering Sheffield Initiative. The position would suit either a Software Developer with experience working in an academic environment, or a Researcher working in the area of application and implementation of software. In either case applicants should be excellent software developers with experience of writing performance oriented code in C or C++. An understanding of parallel computing techniques with some experience of accelerated computing with GPUs is essential and hands on experience of multi-core techniques and interdisciplinary research is highly desirable. A PhD in software engineering or computer science (or equivalent experience) is essential. 

The post holder will interface between software development and novel research into software approaches for simulation and, as such, there is scope and funding…

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The BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Bristol Synthetic Biology Research Centre (BrisSynBio) invites applications for a Junior Research Software Engineer / Junior HPC Systems Administrator, who will work with BrisSynBio in the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC), one of the UK’s leading University High Performance Computing and Research Data Storage Facilities. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, talented and highly motivated individual to begin a career as a Research Software Engineer and HPC Systems Administrator. The successful applicant will work with researchers in the field of synthetic biology across the biological, physical, engineering and mathematical sciences.

Applicants are expected to have a background in computational research, computer programming and/or HPC systems administration, and have the motivation, demeanour and communication skills necessary to work effectively as part of a large team to help develop solutions to a wide array of problems. The successful applicant will receive tailored advanced training in HPC systems administration, computer programming and applications of synthetic biology, which will build on their existing knowledge. Applicants must therefore be prepared for, and have the desire to rapidly assimilate new skills. Much of the position will involve working face-to-face with researchers across a range of departments…
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A position for a research operations manager, working with Dr Ben Goldacre and Anna Powell-Smith, is now available at the Evidence-Based Medicine Lab at the University of Oxford.

  • Job title: Research Operations and Digital Delivery Manager
  • Location: University of Oxford, UK
  • Contract type: two years fixed term, in the first instance 
  • Salary: Grade 8 £38,896 - £46,414 p.a.

The position would suit a researcher with interests in epidemiology/evidence-based medicine, and software/digital. for more details, view the job advert.

The Plant and Fungal Trees of Life project (PAFTOL) at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew wants to recruit three new positions:

1. Senior Researcher (PAFTOL Sampling & Project Co-ordination) 
2. Senior Researcher (PAFTOL Phylogenomics) 
3. Lead Developer-Bioinformatician (PAFTOL)

Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. We are seeking talented, creative individuals with outstanding track records to help us build the Plant and Fungal Trees of Life, a major piece of global science infrastructure that is central to RBG Kew’s Science Strategy 2015-2020. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team addressing a critical challenge in the life sciences. Are you up to the task? If so, read on to find out more.

The project

There are few grander challenges in science than the tree of life - uncovering the complete evolutionary history linking all life on Earth. As part of RBG Kew’s Science Strategy 2015-2020, we are initiating a five-year multimillion-pound project, the Plant and Fungal Trees of Life (or PAFTOL, for short), to complete the tree of life for all genera of plants and fungi, drawing on our outstanding collections, our broad collaborative networks and the latest high-throughput sequencing technologies. 
This ambitious project will create a unifying framework for comparative plant and fungal research and takes us a step closer to building the tree of life for all known species. We will generate high impact findings publishable in top science journals, but we want the results to reach beyond the science community. To achieve this we will build innovative big-data and visualization tools accessible to a…

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