Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £34,189 per annum 
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 12 April 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  1120119FP

The Southampton Research Software Group (SRSG) is looking to recruit a Research Software Engineer (RSE) to join our growing team at the University of Southampton.

The SRSG was one of the first RSE Groups set up in the UK. It is the base of operations for the campaign that led to the recognition of research software engineering both nationally and internationally. As such, the SRSG can offer not just a range of exciting projects within the University of Southampton, but also the perfect opportunity to get involved with the wider RSE community in the UK and around the world. We plan to grow significantly over the next few years to meet the demand for RSE expertise from the University, so we also offer the potential for the new recruit to advance their career as the SRSG grows.

The new recruit will require a solid background in development practices and excellent communication skills. A talent for technical problem solving is a must. The recruit will come into contact with a wide range of technologies and will be given many opportunities to build new skills. We don’t expect you to be proficient in everything, but it is vital that you enjoy both learning new technologies and working with a wide variety of researchers. We particularly welcome applications from groups under-represented in the RSE community.

The new recruit will have the opportunity to work with the Software Sustainability Institute, which is co-located with the SRSG. The Institute is the world-leading authority on research software. It plays a key role in helping the research community recognise the role of software in research and in adopting practices that lead to reliable and reproducible research.

The new recruit will make a valuable contribution to the SRSG’s work from software development, to training and, if they choose, in helping us fight for recognition of Research Software Engineers within academia. There will be many opportunities to develop skills that will advance your career as a Research Software Engineer by learning from leading RSEs and to build on skills outside of software development, such as in project management and consultancy.

The position will be at first a 12-month, fixed-term contract, but will be expected to continue for much longer. The successful candidate will be based at the University of Southampton in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

For further information, please contact Simon Hettrick, co-Director, at s.hettrick@software.ac.uk.

More info here.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507.  Please quote reference 1120119FP on all correspondence.

Research Software Engineer – University of Southampton


RSE Network Coordinator, RSE Confererence Logistics co-Chair, Sponsorship Chair, based at the University of Southampton.

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