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Research Software Engineer

Department
Biology
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,236 - 39,609 a year
Posted Date
20/05/2019
Apply by
19/06/2019
Job Reference
7646
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Role Description

The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity is seeking to recruit a Research Software Engineer to develop and undertake computer-based research.  The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity is a major new research centre funded by The Leverhulme Trust to increase knowledge of how the relationship between humanity and the natural world is changing, and how we might move forwards to maintain and develop a sustainable Earth. You will contribute to the production of research software and research outputs, collaborate with other researchers, and facilitate efficient integration of Centre research into the University of York IT systems. You will: develop research projects; specify, design, write, document and use software; identify, obtain and analyse external data (and other information resources) in collaborative research projects; and co-author appropriate research papers.

You will be based within the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity at the University of York, a major new interdisciplinary research centre funded by The Leverhulme Trust to increase knowledge of how the relationship between humanity and the natural world is changing, and how we might move forwards to maintain and develop a sustainable Earth. The Centre will run for 10 years from September 2019.

You will have a high level of expertise in computer systems, relevant software and programming, and experience of research environments.  You will have a PhD or equivalent experience, a high level of knowledge and experience of computer systems and programming.  You will have experience of developing appropriate research software, resolving technical problems, and version control systems and collaboration platforms, and experience in using high performance clusters (or capacity to learn).

You will also have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and capacity to work on your own and in collaboration. You will be creative and enthused at the prospect of collaborating with researchers from a wide range of backgrounds. You will be excited at using your computational skills to facilitate and carry out research into the interactions between biodiversity and societal change.

The post is available on a fixed-term contract for 4 years and salary will be in the range £32,236 - £39,609 a year.  

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Centre Director, Professor Chris Thomas, via email: chris.thomas@york.ac.uk or Research Strategy Group member, Professor Susan Stepney email: susan.stepney@york.ac.uk.

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 4 years

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