Research Software Engineer (Research Associate)

Cardiff University - Data Innovation Research Institute

Applications are invited for a Research Software Engineer post in Cardiff University’s Data Innovation Research Institute. This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years, starting on 1 June 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Data Science.

The Data Innovation Research Institute has been set up to conduct fundamental research into the aspects of managing, analysing and interpreting massive volumes of textual and numerical information. Through the cross-disciplinary nature of the Research Institute, you will engage in projects covering a wide-ranging spectrum of disciplines including social, biological, life and engineering sciences, in order to provide research-led solutions to real-world problems. You will work closely with the Data Innovation Director, Prof. Stephen Fairhurst, and the other Data Innovation Research Software Engineers. You will possess, or are near to being awarded, a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.

For more information on the Data Innovation Research Institute, please visit our website:

Cardiff University is committed to supporting all its employees in achieving the necessary balance between their work and their personal lives. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of support for staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. Cardiff University positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly welcome applications from women who are under-represented within Cardiff University in this field.

For an informal discussion of the role the please contact Professor Stephen Fairhurst on +44(0)29 20870166, or by email at

For an informal discussion about flexible working and work-life balance please contact Pamela Munn by email at

This post is full-time and fixed term for two years.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6). The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience.

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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