Research Software Engineer

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Biosciences

Cardiff University seeks to appoint a Research Software Engineer who will combine their expertise in programming with a detailed understanding of research in biological and biomedical sciences. The post holder will translate research needs into High Performance Computing (HPC) applications in support of the Pan Wales ‘Supercomputing Wales’ project – either by porting existing code or designing and developing new software from scratch. You will also carry out supporting work, providing advice, guidance and support, leading small scale project activities and supporting the development of research grant applications in the area of Biological and biomedical data science.

Please note that the post holder does not have to be a biologist, to confirm this project will involve the development and translation of approaches from other domains to analyse biological data, pursuing excellence in research and inspiring others to do the same.
In addition to the above information please note the following information regarding Supercomputing Wales.

Supercomputing Wales is a strategic programme of investment in Higher Education intended to change the way supercomputer facilities are used to support research activities in Wales. The programme is led by Cardiff University, in a consortium with Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities, and HPC Wales Ltd.
With an estimated total cost of close to £15m, the programme will fund the purchase and running of new High Performance Computing (HPC) equipment, along with necessary technical posts to support the operation of the equipment. The programme will also support a new cohort of ‘Research Software Engineers’ to work with academic researchers to develop software codes and algorithms using the supercomputing facilities.
The programme targets include capturing more research funding for Wales, creating more highly-skilled research jobs, and increasing collaborations with other research-active partners, all built on improved HPC capacity provided through Supercomputing Wales.  The programme will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund via Welsh Government (c. £9m in total), and by the university partners.

This is a full time position (35 hours per week), fixed term until 30 June 2020. 

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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