Salary £37,415to £41,572 (dependent upon qualifications and experience) – Full Time – Fixed Term (2 years)

About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) develops a variety of image analysis and visualisation codes to support a wide range of science domains and industry applications of national importance to the UK.

About The Role

STFC are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and user focused Software Engineer to contribute to the development of community driven image analysis codes in collaborations with leading UK universities and facilities in tomographic imaging.

You will have the opportunity to work in the highly vibrant Visual Analytics and Imaging Systems Group (VAIS) and you will be part of an ambitious growth plan for the group, which will provide opportunities for researchers and engineers alike who are interested in tomographic imaging.

You will work in a highly multidisciplinary environment with a team of software developers, mathematician, image analysis specialist and experimentalists, to design, develop and enhance a suite of high end image analysis and visualisation software and technologies with science communities and industrialists.

You would work on a mix of projects with other groups within STFC, liaise with the Group’s collaborators, users and members of the Collaborative Computation Projects (CCPi) programme. You will also be involved in establishing networks and collaborations, for instance, via contributing to papers and R&D proposals in collaborations with academics and industrialists.

About You

It is essential that you have an MSc or PhD in science and engineering or equivalent experience.

You must have proven ability to deliver on complex software development in research projects and experience in implementing software or systems for image analysis.

Good knowledge or experience in modern programming languages, e.g. Python, C++ is also required for this role.

It is desirable that you have experience in using tomography imaging facilities as well as experience in developing tomography image analysis codes for reconstruction, segmentation, quantification and visualisation.

The ability to work as part of a small team and independently would be beneficial in the position.


An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (

 To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 10th December 2017.


Software Engineer for Imaging – STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire

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