Are you an ambitious software developer looking for your next challenge?

Do you have a background in high performance scientific computing?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UKʼs leading research intensive Universities?

The Centre of Excellence for Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC) within the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) at University of Leeds seeks to appoint a Software Development Scientist, jointly with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Met Office-NERC Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme.

CEMAC has been established within ICAS to substantially enhance the instituteʼs research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities, related to computer modelling, data analysis and visualisation.

You will have the opportunity to work with a range of software, numerical models and applications, and to develop solutions to a variety of scientific problems, as well as contributing to the scientific development of the research strategy of the ICAS research community. A significant part of the role will be carrying out development of the Met Officeʼs flagship Unified Model system, contributing to progressing scientific understanding of a large range of issues from regional weather processes, to global climate and Earth system interactions.

You will have a first degree (Bachelorʼs or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You will also have a proven track record of developing and maintaining codes to study complex, cutting edge scientific problems, ideally in the physical sciences, with a high level of proficiency in high performance computing environments.

Salary: University Grade 7 (£32,548 – £38,833 per annum)

Closing date: 2nd October 2017

Interview date: 10th October 2017

Links to further details and to apply online can be found at:

For further enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Steve Arnold, CEMAC Director.

Tel:  +44 (0)113 343 7245, email:


Software Development Scientist – Centre of Excellence for Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC), University of Leeds

Post navigation