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Research Software Engineer - AD2158SB

University of St Andrews - School of Computer Science

Location: Saint Andrews
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 12th October 2018
Job Ref: 201391

Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term until 30 August 2019

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational Algebra (CIRCA) is seeking a Research Software Engineer with experience of mathematical software development to join the team working on the EU funded OpenDreamKit project as soon as possible. The post will continue to the end of the project in August 2019.

You will work primarily in connection with Work Packages 4 (“User Interfaces”), 5 (“High Performance Mathematical Computing”) and 6 (“Data/Knowledge/Software-Bases”) developing, assessing and reporting on novel mathematical software. You will have completed a PhD in computational mathematics. Experience of developing for the GAP system, of Python and of open source collaborative development are essential. 

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Steve Linton (

The role may be offered on either a full-time or part-time basis, and flexible working may be available to suit the right candidate.  

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Computer Science posts at the University.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; The School’s commitment to advancing gender equality has been recognised by an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Please quote ref:  AD2158SB 

Closing Date:  12 October 2018

Further Particulars:  AD2158SB FPs.doc

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