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Research Software Engineer

University of Southampton - Computer Science

Location: Southampton
Salary: £29,799 to £36,613 Per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 6th September 2018
Job Ref: 1045018FP

Location:  Highfield Campus

Applications are invited for a Research Software Engineer to work with the EPrints Services team within the school of Electronics and Computer Science.

The team develop and maintain web based repositories for a wide variety of organisations all over the world.

At the core is an open source software platform that provides a flexible way to configure the operations of a repository such as submission workflows, the metadata for content, and a range of services to allow people to access content within a repository.

The team is growing and requires people who can take responsibility for the development of customer focused projects for both EPrints systems and more varied research related engineering projects. 

Projects all require some level of design, programming, testing, project management, and customer support.

The successful applicant should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Computer Science or related discipline and/or proven industrial experience. Some knowledge of Linux and web technologies, for example XML, Javascript and CSS is essential for this role. Experience of Perl or similar applicable high level programming language will be highly desirable.

For further information please see, or contact Justin Bradley at

The initial duration of the post is 2 years.

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. 

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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