Research Software Developer

University of Hull - Faculty of Science and Engineering - Engineering - School of Engineering and Computer Science

Campus: Hull

Fixed Term - 3 years

The University of Hull is part of a £7.6M EPSRC Prosperity Partnership: A New Partnership in Offshore Wind. This is an exciting new collaboration between the Universities of Hull, Sheffield and Durham with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (the world’s largest offshore wind turbine manufacturer) and Ørsted (the world’s largest offshore wind farm developer). The aim of this 5-year programme is to address fundamental research to reduce the levelised cost of electricity from offshore wind, and lay the foundation for the next generation of wind turbines and farms at a significantly higher level of power generation.

As part of this programme, the School of Engineering and Computer Science wishes to appoint a research assistant to work as part of the structures team to further develop and apply our specialist finite element code to the analysis of novel blade designs. This will include the introduction of new material capabilities and specialist optimization routines, together with validation and testing of the software.

The successful applicant will have a BSc, BEng or MEng in Computer Science or similar, and ideally a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline. S/he must have significant experience in software development, especially using C++, and ideally familiarity with PARAVIEW and/or high performance computing.

To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Michael Fagan, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Tel: +44 (0)1482 465058; E-mail

Professor James Gilbert, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Tel: +44 (0)1482 466379; E-mail

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description below.

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The University of Hull is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in every aspect of our recruitment processes.

Hull will be UK City of Culture in 2017. The University of Hull was part of the City of Culture team throughout the bidding process and remains a key player in Hull’s cultural heritage. The campus will be the venue for City of Culture events, and its alumni, students and staff will be personally involved.

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