Numerical Software Developer (KTP Associate)

The University of Manchester - School of Mathematics

Closing Date : 09/04/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available to start immediately for 36 months from commencement, with the opportunity of ongoing permanent employment with the industrial partner
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Applied Mathematics 
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum, depending on experience
Location : NAG Offices, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11631

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic post-doctoral graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a 36-month collaborative project with the School of Mathematics at The University of Manchester and NAG Ltd., a leading provider of mathematical and statistical components and libraries.

The University of Manchester and NAG Ltd. are looking to recruit a Numerical Software Developer to undertake this 36-month project which has the overall aim of developing, embedding and exploiting leading-edge algorithms for numerical linear algebra to enable the development of NAG's software for emerging computer architectures. The role includes writing, testing and documenting code, as well as producing reports and giving presentations where needed.

You should have a PhD, or equivalent in mathematics, or a mathematically based subject, involving writing algorithms, preferably in a numerical linear algebra setting, and carrying out computational work. You should also have experience of software development in C and/or Fortran and preferably some parallel programming experience.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based at the Manchester office of NAG, the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and NAG and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Nicholas J. Higham

Email: or telephone:

Tel: 0161 275 5822

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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