The University of Lincoln has received funding under the HEFCE Catalyst Scheme to establish a new School of Mathematics and Physics, as part of the College of Science.

We are now seeking suitably qualified applicants for the post of High Performance Computing (HPC) Manager / Senior Computing Officer to support research and teaching in the rapidly expanding School.

The role holder will manage School’s HPC cluster and other computational resources and software (including undergraduate computer classes and research workstations), provide highly specialist HPC support to academic staff and support to teaching staff in computer classes.

For more information, visit the University of Lincoln website.

  • Harwell Campus, Didcot, Oxon
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • £28,384 to £34,002 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Closing Date: 26 May 2015
  • Interview Date: 10 June 2015

About Us

At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), you belong to a community of experts who are driving science and technology forward. Our teams bring together curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking with practical, application-led science - to maximise our impact for the benefit of the UK and its people. This is the home of an incredible diversity of research, technology and engineering projects that truly fire the imagination and lead to real-world solutions which shape societies and transform lives. We give you the flexibility, the freedom and the world-class facilities to focus on what you do best, and play your part in breakthroughs and achievements that will give you lifelong pride.

The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) is an internationally recognised centre carrying out scientific software development and providing leading edge compute and data services to support the work of world class science both within STFC and internationally.

About the role

We require a professional to take responsibility for leading and developing our impact activities. This will require working with our team of 190 staff, together with the external scientific community. You will also work with STFC’s central Communications and Impact teams on all aspects of SCD impact activities.

The impact agenda is a key issue in public sector research and continues to be high on the Government’s agenda. Delivery of impact evidence over the spending review period is of…

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The Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) within the School of Earth and Environment is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse institutes for atmospheric research, making fundamental advances in our understanding of climate change, weather, air pollution, and impacts on our planet and society. ICAS has over 30 academic staff and about 100 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

The Centre for Expertise on Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC) is a major new venture to substantially enhance the research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities of the institute related to computer modelling, data and visualisation. CEMAC are seeking to appoint a high calibre Head of CEMAC to implement and lead the new Centre. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of operating within fast moving complex research computing environments. You will have a First degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You must be able to demonstrate previous success in developing and maintaining operational systems and software focused on responding to the needs of diverse users.

Further details concerning the School, its research activities and structure are available on the School's website.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of ICAS, Professor Ken Carslaw, tel +44 (0)113 343 1597

Further information…

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Speaking about the issues thrown up by Big Data, The Economist reported in the article Welcome to the Yotta World that, by 2018, there would be a talent gap of ~150,000 data-science professionals globally. The problem is particularly acute in high-throughput biology.

To make progress in this area, an exciting collaboration has recently been established between The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC, Norwich) – a leading genome and bioinformatics research facility in Europe – the eLife journal (Cambridge) and the University of Manchester. Combining expert knowledge in visualisation and analysis of high-throughput biological data, the project will exploit the principal technologies developed by partners: the BioJavaScript open-source library for visualisation of biological components; the Utopia Documents ‘smart PDF reader’; and the publishing platform of the innovative, open-access journal eLife.

More information is available on the Genomes, Web 2.0 and Bioethics website.

NAG is seeking a developer of mathematical optimisation software to join its optimisation development team. The desired individual will have many of the following characteristics:

  • Substantial and in-depth knowledge of mathematical programming / optimisation, especially classical optimisation algorithms (for problems such as LP, QP, NLP etc.)
  • Experience in developing software either in high-level languages such as C/C++ or Fortran, or scripting languages such as Matlab or Python. Work on software with a significant numerical component is advantageous
  • Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in numerical analysis or similar
  • Ability to quickly absorb new information
  • A desire to apply skills in code development to a commercial environment
  • An aptitude for helping practitioners to solve difficult problems efficiently

The role will encompass:

  • Developing and maintaining (testing, benchmarking, bugfixing) existing optimisation software in the NAG libraries
  • Helping a diverse team of numerical subject specialists and computer scientists to solve their own problems
  • Helping customers as part of NAG's support service
  • Contributing to future plans and the direction of NAG in your specialist domain
  • Regular contact with collaborators from industry and academic institutions
  • Providing project advice and implementing a range of solvers for clients
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Representing NAG at mathematical conferences and exhibitions
  • Continuing your personal and skills development

For more information and to apply for the position,…

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The UK Met Office is currently recruiting scientific software engineers (at varying levels of seniority). Please see the job advert below for more details. Closing date is 29th March 2015.

 

Met Office Scientific Software Engineers (varying levels of seniority)

£26,010-£35,040 depending on skills and experience + competitive benefits, including Civil Service Pension

Based in Exeter, Devon



About the role

As a world-leading climate research centre, we undertake scientific research into many aspects of climate and its variability and changes. Right now, we have a "big data" challenge on our hands with the EU Surface Temperature for All Corners of Earth (EUSTACE) project. Implementing and using novel statistical techniques, we're aiming to provide information on surface air temperature for every day since 1850 over "all corners of the Earth". EUSTACE is one of the most significant projects of its kind ever to be conducted and presents exciting challenges and a rewarding career opportunity for a Scientific Software Engineer to join us.



In this impactful role, you'll contribute to an important global system as you work with scientists and statisticians to turn statistical techniques into robust, efficient code that will enable the delivery of new EUSTACE products. Involved in the full development lifecycle, you'll design, code, test and document the system under an appropriate configuration management system. We'd like you to work collaboratively with scientists and statisticians, understanding their methods and taking prototype code to development. Joining our culture of…

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  • College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology Health Sciences
  • Salary Grade 8 - £40,847 to £45,954 per annum
  • Fixed term contract until 31 July 2016

The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture led the Times Higher Education to describe the university as "elite without being elitist".

This specialised research position is designed to take forward high-level research projects within the Jisc funded BRISSkit programme of research. Innovative and novel approaches will be devised and implemented with the purpose of furthering understanding in the field and disseminating the results of studies to an international community of scientists.

You will have a PhD and extensive postdoctoral experience in a relevant research area, such as bioinformatics or medical informatics and clear evidence of research productivity, including the publication of at least three first-author papers in international journals Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Jonathan Tedds.

For further information and details about this position, read the job summary.

 

Microsoft Research is to hold an open evening at its Cambridge headquarters as part of its search for new research software engineers.

The event will take place at Microsoft Research Cambridge on Monday February 2nd 2015 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, and will feature a chance to meet Microsoft researchers and see demonstrations of their current work. Drinks and refreshments will also be provided.

Software engineers will be able to learn more about Microsoft's current opportunities in these fields, which include openings in all of Microsoft Research's development teams. These presently cover Human Experience and Design, Machine Learning and Perception, Programming Principles and Tools, Systems and Networking and Computational Science.

Since its foundation in 1997, Microsoft Research Cambridge has worked on a wide variety of high profile projects, such as Kinect, Azure Machine True Learning, Xbox Trueskill and .Net Generics.

The ideal candidates for these roles will have skills in C# and C++, commercial experience, excellent communication skills and a degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline. They will also be enthusiastic…

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The Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, are looking for a highly-motivated software engineer to work on a number of projects across the 2020 Science programme. You will work closely with the senior developer in the specification, creation and support of a number of web applications through the full software development life-cycle. The job is paid at grade 7: £30,434 – £37,349 p.a.

The ideal candidate will have a good breadth of understanding of open-source software and web technologies, the flexibility to be able to participate effectively in a number of areas of web application development, and an enthusiasm to learn new technologies quickly. Good communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work within a team and independently as required.

This is a full-time role, but requests to work on a part-time or flexible basis will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 23 January 2015. Interviews are expected to be held on 5 February 2015.

For more information, visit the job advert.

Imperial College London is a world-leading, science-based institution and a leader in engaging with industry. The Corporate Partnerships Team plays a key role in supporting these research collaborations and seeks a highly motivated Corporate Partnerships Associate to assist in their development.

The post-holder will work with global companies and our world class researchers to nurture collaborations toward new and exciting scientific discoveries and technologies. The core focus will be as a service provider to the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) and the Associate will work closely with the College’s newly created Data Science Institute and its academic team.

The successful candidate will combine strong relationship skills with technical knowledge and so be able to work effectively in both corporate and university environments, and across the Faculty's subject domains. A strategic and analytical mind-set coupled with an understanding of the academic environment, as well as research and product innovation processes, is essential.

To apply for this position, and for more information, please visit the main page. The deadline is at midnight, January 27th 2015, and interviews are scheduled for the week starting…

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