The National Archives are looking for a Head of Digital and Technology Research position in Richmond, Surrey.

The National Archives has set itself the ambition of becoming a digital archive by instinct and design. The digital strategy takes this forward through the notion of a disruptive archive which positively reimagines established archival practice, and develops new ways of solving core digital challenges. In relation to digital preservation of the public record, our challenges are not only about capturing and storing complex data, digital objects and systems, but also about making these accessible and exploitable.

Full details at Head of Digital and Technology Research job advert.

Are you passionate about data sharing and moving research forward? DataCite are looking for an application developer to join their team. The ideal candidate has experience writing open source software and a basic understanding of scholarly communication infrastructure.

DataCite is based in Hannover, Germany, but the position is suited for remote work from other places in Germany or other countries in Europe. Travel to meet with DataCite members and other partners is expected. The position includes work for projects funded by the European Commission and other funders.

For more information, please see the vacancy details.

Newcastle University are seeking to recruit a researcher with experience in the development of optimised high performance computing software to join a large multi-disciplinary team of researchers on an ambitious research project. The researcher will be expected to extend and develop a large scale biological simulation model built around LAMMPS. The initial focus for this work will be on parallelising extensions to the LAMMPS codebase which simulate microbial cells using an Individual Based Model. 

This post will be based within the Large Scale Modelling Team of the NUFEB project at Newcastle University. For more information about the project please see the NUFEB website

The closing date for applications is 26 April 2017. Further details can be found at: or contact Steve McGough.

UCLThe UCL Research Software Development Group are recruiting research software developers. The Group was founded in 2012, was the first of its kind, and is one of the leading university-based research programming groups in the UK. They work across college developing high-quality software in collaboration with scientists, engineers and scholars from all research domains.

If the following describes you, then you should consider applying for one the vacancies below:

  • You have created and maintained software to address advanced research problems in one or more fields
  • You can rapidly assimilate understanding of new scientific questions, and quickly connect research needs to software requirements
  • You are committed to software development best practices, and know how to adapt these to research contexts
  • You are expert in one or more languages and platforms used for scientific computing, and are keen to expand your knowledge.

    Three research software developer posts are available. For detailed information, check this …

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    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 ( 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 (, 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

    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.