Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Research Software Engineer)

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 28 Oct 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Research Software Engineer)
The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This new full time post is available from 5 November 2018 on a fixed term basis until 2 November 2020.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improvethe employability of our students.

The College wishes to recruit a Research Software Engineer to support the numerical modelling and algorithm development work of the GW4 "Centre for Advanced Architectures" and Exeter University Applied Mathematics group. This post is available immediately for 24months.

The GW4 "Centre for Advanced Architectures" runs the"Isambard" High Performance Computing facility. Isambard provides multipleadvanced computing architectures in order to enable evaluation and comparison of scientific applications across a diverse range of hardware platforms. You will contribute to work on novel algorithms and porting/optimisation of the OpenFOAM computational fluid dynamics software. You will also provide research software engineering support to users of the Isambard facility and the Exeter University Applied Mathematics group.

Applicants will possess a PhD, or equivalent experience, and be able to demonstrate sufficient work experience in scientific software development and high performance computing. For appointment at Senior Research Fellow level, you should also be able to evidence a track record as an independent researcher in scientific or high performance computing.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here. 

The University offers some fantastic benefitsincluding 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discountsat leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parentalleave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (upto 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunningcampus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeterplease have a look at our website for somefurther information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information, please contact Dr David Acreman, d.m.acreman@exeter.ac.uk .

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under represented in the workforce.


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