Software Development Scientist

University of Leeds - School of Earth and Environment

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 Centre of Excellence for Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC) has been established within ICAS to substantially enhance the institute’s research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities, related to computer modelling, data analysis and visualisation. Jointly with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Met Office-NERC Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme, we seek to appoint a Software Development Scientist within CEMAC.

A significant part of the role will be carrying out development of the Met Office’s flagship Unified Model system, contributing to progressing scientific understanding of a large range of issues from regional weather processes, to global climate and Earth system interactions. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of scientific codes and problems and to contribute to scientific development of the research strategy of the ICAS research community.

You will have a first 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.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Dr Steve Arnold, CEMAC Director, Tel:  +44 (0)113 343 7245, email:

Closing Date: Monday 02 October 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017

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