Research Software and Knowledge Engineer

University of Oxford - Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science

Research Software and Knowledge Engineer (2 posts)

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a.

We are seeking two full-time Research Software and Knowledge Engineers to join a team of eight members, led by Professor Sansone, at the Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science (Oxford centre). The posts are for a fixed 2 years term with a possibility of extension.

The successful candidates will work closely with other research software and knowledge engineers and external collaborators, contributing towards several infrastructure projects set to deliver Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data and digital assets.

In this varied, engaging and challenging role the two successful candidates will provide technical knowledge, software and knowledge engineering, as well as leadership ability to a growing portfolio of data and knowledge management projects funded by the UK Research Councils, Wellcome Trust, EU, USA National Institute of Health (NIH) and related pharma-funded projects. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in multi-partners projects with and for researchers, service providers, pre-competitive informatics initiatives and data journals in the life and biomedical sciences to support and promote the data reproducibility agenda.

The two successful candidates will have complementary skills in the broad spectrum of software development and knowledge engineering. Detailed information about essential and desirable skills can be found in the job description below.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sansone using the email address below (see also::

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement - describing how past experience fit with the advertised position - CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 31 January 2018 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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