Job Number AC02746

Advertising Department Science

Contract Type Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date 24-06-2018


£28,936 to £32,548 per annum together with USS pension.

Main Purpose of the Post

With an estimated total cost of close to £15m, the programme will fund the purchase and running of new High Performance Computing (HPC) equipment, along with necessary technical posts to support the operation of the equipment. The programme will also support a new cohort of ‘Research Software Engineers’ to work with academic researchers to develop software codes and algorithms using the supercomputing facilities.

The programme targets include capturing more research funding for Wales, creating more highly-skilled research jobs, and increasing collaborations with other research-active partners, all built on improved HPC capacity provided through Supercomputing Wales. The programme will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund via Welsh Government (c. £9m in total), and by the university partners.

Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to; and Bennett E.J.

Terms and Conditions of employment

This is a fixed term position until 31 July 2020.

Hours of work will be 35 per week. (This is a full time post but applications from individuals seeking part time, job share or flexible working arrangements are welcome.)

Annual leave entitlement is 31 days per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff).

The Job Description sets out the duties of this post as at the closing date.  It has been graded as APM 7 against the benchmark profile for this grade.   It may be necessary for these duties to be varied from time to time within the grade definition.

The following link provides further information on the benefits of working in Swansea University:

Application Support Officer – Supercomputing Wales

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