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Graduate Research Software Engineer

Environment and Geography
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,482 - 26,243 a year
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Role Description

You will join a new and exciting project that aims to refactor and optimise an existing scientific research code. This code simulates the deposition of carbonate sediments and the resulting geology in a range of settings. The code is used in both academia and industry and this project is funded by an industrial partner. This is an initial two year post. Key duties involve refactoring and optimising existing code using modern software development processes. You will also be responsible for reporting progress to stakeholders and the project team in both written and verbal forms. Documentation and training others on the use of the software will also form part of the your role.

Key qualifications and skills are a 2:1 BSc degree in a numerate subject, experience of working with research quality software, knowledge of modern software development techniques in a Microsoft Windows environment, and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques. Further details of essential and desirable personal specifications are given in the full job description.

You will be part of a supportive team of researchers in both the Universities of York and Bristol, with the role based in the new Environment Building at the University of York.

The post is full time, though part time applicants will be considered, with a salary commencing at £25,482 per annum.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Closing date for the post is 2 September with interviews nominally scheduled for the week of 16 September. Nominal start date is 1 October 2019.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jon Hill (

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 2 years

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