We are seeking a highly motivated Research Software Engineer (RSE) to join the Advancing Research Computing team in Computing Services. As part of this role, they will be an integral component of the Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) in the Department of Health. TCRG are looking to harness digital methods for exploring big data to answer important research questions on the tobacco industry.
We are looking for someone with experience in delivering research software solutions to support digital data collection and data analysis. The successful candidate will take an active part in defining the research objectives of projects, identifying solutions for collecting, processing, analysing and managing data. They will have a significant experience in working with the research community in designing, developing and maintaining high quality software solutions. Experience in using programming languages such as Python and R is essential. Experience in social science research would be advantageous.
You must be an excellent communicator, who is flexible, with a strong team work ethic, and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
The Stop Tobacco Organisations & Products (STOP)project is an innovative $15m project funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, aimed at developing a tobacco industry watchdog to deliver policy change. Further details on the project can be found here.
No previous work for or with the tobacco industry and organisations or individuals financially linked to the tobacco industry. To avoid potential conflicts of interests and to ensure compliance with Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), you are therefore asked to declare any current or previous occupational activity with any tobacco company or those receiving financial contributions from the industry, whether gainful or not.
The University of Bath is a leading UK research university, dedicated to making a positive impact to the world we live in. The superb facilities and practical support available at the University have created an ethos and environment which inspires a culture of innovation and fresh thinking.
Benefits we are committed to personal and professional development. In addition we offer the following:
- 18% employer pension contributions (8% employee contributions)
- 39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
- A flexible working environment
- Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery and childcare vouchers schemes
- Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
- Interest free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
- Onsite private and NHS dentist, medical centre
- Discounted physiotherapy services
This position is fixed term until 30th November 2021.