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 UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

The School of Earth & Environment (SEE) is seeking to appoint a Software Development Scientist within the Centre for Environmental Modelling and Computation (CEMAC). CEMAC is an established research computing centre within SEE which aims to substantially enhance the School’s research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities, related to computer modelling, data analysis and visualisation. The successful candidate will join growing team of 10 software developers and specialist research computing scientists already working on a broad range of scientific computing projects across the School.

The role will include developing and maintaining several key modelling tools and analysis codes, contributing to progressing scientific understanding of a large range of Environmental science problems. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of scientific codes and to contribute to the scientific development of the research strategy of the School. This role will have a particular focus on supporting Leeds researchers in using the Met Office Unified Model (, and its applications across regional modelling of weather systems, to atmospheric pollution and chemistry, and Earth system modelling.

You will have a degree (Bachelor’s 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.

Salary: University Grade 7 (£33,199 to £39,609 per annum)

Closing date: 25th July 2019

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:

School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds


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