We seek to recruit two enthusiastic, highly motivated scientists with proven intellectual and technical abilities who will be part of a University-wide team of Research Software Engineers associated with the Supercomputing Wales, a strategic programme of investment in Higher Education intended to change the way supercomputer facilities are used to support research activities in Wales. The programme is led by Cardiff University, in a consortium with Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities, and HPC Wales Ltd. With an estimated total cost of c. £15m, the programme will fund the purchase and running of new High Performance Computing (HPC) equipment, the recruitment of a new cohort of Research Software Engineers along with the necessary technical posts to support the operation. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund via Welsh Government (c. £9m in total), and by the university partners.

The Research Software Engineers will pursue independent research in HPC-enabled science, as well as collaborating in, and supporting, existing research programmes.  The present posts will have a focus on computational chemistry, including, in particular, the performance engineering of electronic structure codes for molecules and solids on parallel and heterogeneous architectures.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of computational physical science, or have equivalent relevant industrial experience, and must have demonstrable parallel-programming and software engineering skills that support HPC-enabled research activities.  They must also have a proven portfolio of research and/or industrial experience that includes computational electronic structure theory or large-scale atomistic simulation of molecules and/or solids, together with algorithms for high-performance computing.

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Professor Peter Knowles (e-mail KnowlesPJ@Cardiff.ac.uk; Tel. +44 (0)29 2087 9182) or Dr David Willock (WillockDJ@Cardiff.ac.uk; Tel. +44 (0)29 2087 74779).

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake (BlakeAF@cardiff.ac.uk; 02920 874805).

These positions are full time (35 hours per week) and are available immediately for fixed term appointments ending on 30th June 2020.

Salary: £40,523 – £46,924 per annum (Grade 7)

Date post advertised: Thursday, 30 March 2017
Closing date: Sunday, 30 April 2017

Job advert link = <http://bit.ly/5811BR>

Cardiff School of Chemistry, Cardiff University – Senior Research Software Engineers (2 Posts)

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