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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The Oxford e-Research Centre is looking for a new research software engineer to work on a range of life science and biomedical projects, including the ELIXIR project.

Successful candidates will have experience in Java, Python, web application development, databases and the semantic web. They are also expected to have in-depth knowledge of XML, XSD, CSS and AJAX, and be able to work in a wide range of software environments. A knowledge of agile programming methods and design packages is also highly desirable.

They will also be able to advise and lead a growing range of projects funded by the UK, EU and NIH. As well as ELIXIR, these will include the ISA software suite and the BioSharing registry.

The new RSE will join the Life, Natural and Biomedical Sciences team, led by Dr Susanna Sansone, who is also available for informal queries about the position.

Other essential skills include the ability to manage and monitor several projects at once, report writing and maintaining links with colleagues located from across the world.

Finally, candidates must have either a degree in computer science or bioinformatics. The deadline for the post is at 12.00pm, January 19th 2015. For further details and to apply, please…

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The theoretical particle physics group (PPT) at the University of Edinburgh has up to four one year positions to assist the DiRAC technical working group with the development of benchmarks for the STFC DiRAC supercomputing facility



Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing

The facility presently provides three x86 infiniband clusters (Leicester, Cambridge HPCS, and Durham), one SGI UV2000 (Cambridge COSMOS) and a 1.26Pflop/s IBM BlueGene/Q system.

The benchmarking will support a suite of codes in high energy theoretical physics, astrophysics and cosmology, and will include the popular Gadget, and MILC packages among others.

Successful applicants will employ high-quality technical analysis and design skills to produce novel technical solutions to deliver high-quality code optimisation of several UK academic research codes in these research areas. Their work will help develop benchmark codes and criteria to assist the DiRAC consortium to assess next generation supercomputers, and may involve engaging with external industrial companies to assess future novel and emerging architectures.

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In this varied, interesting and challenging role the successful candidate will provide technical knowledge, software engineering and leadership ability for (i) a growing portfolio of data and knowledge management projects funded by UK, EU and NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative, and (i) activities for the ELIXIR UK node of the ELIXIR programme.

Based in the Life, Natural and Biomedical Sciences team, the successful candidate will work closely with other members of the team, leading and contributing towards the enhancement of relevant components of the ISA software suite and of the BioSharing registry, with a large and growing user base (Sansone et al, Nature Genetics)

 The position requires a software engineer with both technical and social ability, and also experience and skills to manage more than one project, plan and monitor projects deadlines, assist in writing reports and communicate with geographically distributed collaborators. The successful candidate will liaise with end users and collaborators (e.g. at the European Bioinformatics Institute, TGAC, Stanford University, Manchester University, Imperial College), members of community-driven initiatives (e.g. working groups in the Research Data Alliance) and developers of data publication platforms…

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The University College London Research Software Development Initiative is seeking a full-stack web developer to work on its Research Software Dashboard project from January 2015 to July 2015. This is a new project, starting from scratch, to develop software to curate, promote, and manage the University’s wide portfolio of cutting-edge scientific and scholarly software.

For more information, view the job advert.

The University of Oxford's Department of Computer Science has announced a new vacancy for a programmer to work on a major life sciences project.

The successful applicant will work on the Cancer, Heart and Soft Tissue Environment, or Chaste, a general purpose package aimed at solving complex problems in biology and physiology research.

Their duties will include finding the best way to help external users both install the software and provide feedback more easily.

Candidates should have experience in cross-platform C++ programming and build frameworks, as well as Git version control, continuous integration environments, and both Windows development environments and tools. They will also be expected to work effectively both on their own and with other colleagues as their duties require.

The post is fixed term and for nine months, though applicants who wish to work on a part-time and flexible basis are also welcome to apply. The salary for the position will be at Grade 7, or between £30,434 and £37,394 p.a., and with a discretionary range of up to £40,847 p.a.

For further details and to apply for the position, please visit the main University of Oxford recruitment page. Applicants are also advised that they will undergo pre-employment screening as standard and that the deadline for applications is at 12.…

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University College London now has a vacancy for a new member to join its Research Software Development Team.

Working as a research software developer (Ref: 1429197), the successful applicant will help code the scientific applications UCL needs to continue with its world class research, from simple data analysis scripts to supercomputer-based complex simulations.

Other duties will include making sure UCL's research software meets high standards of sustainability and helping researchers from across the disciplines with their software needs.

To apply for this job, you need to be able to provide expert software engineering skills in one or more fields, can quickly grasp and write code for new scientific projects and be able to use at least one or more languages and platforms used in scientific computing.

To find out more details and to apply for the post, please visit the…

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The Open University has two new vacancies for software engineers, where they will work on research examining privacy and security.

The roles will involve two different projects, with the first, called Privacy Dynamics, looking at group behaviour from a social psychology perspective.

The second, Monetize Me, will look at business models for 'lifelogging' and other forms of self quantification and the implications these have for our personal data.

The posts will be based at the OU's Milton Keynes headquarters, where successful applicants will work at its software engineering laboratory, noted both for its world class research record and extensive facilities.

The contracts will be for a period of 2 to 3 years, and the salary range will between £31,342 and £37,394 with 33 days paid holiday.

Applicants will need to show they can develop the research application prototypes and software engineering tools needed for the projects' empirical studies. They must also be able to work effectively with colleagues from both within their field and across the disciplines.

To apply for the Privacy Dynamics and…

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