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Computational Scientist for Imaging

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory or Daresbury Laboratory

Location: Didcot, Oxford
Salary: £37,789 to £45,988 (including allowances and dependent on skills and experience)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 11th November 2018
Job Ref: IRC247086


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory or Daresbury Laboratory

£37,789– £45,998 (including allowances and dependent on skills and experience)

Full time or part time possible, no less than 4 days a week

Open ended

About Us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

STFC is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields.

The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) at STFC provides computational support to UK scientific communities, as universities and to the large facilities, such as ISIS neutron source and Diamond Light Source (DLS). As part of these activities, SCD develops a variety of image analysis and visualization codes for a wide range of science domains and industry applications of national importance to the UK. These are made available through Collaborative Computational Projects such as CCPi and through collaboration with DLS and ISIS.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Computational Scientist with a strong analytical background in physics, mathematics or computer science and strong software development capabilities to adapt and expand your expertise in the exciting field of tomographic imaging. We are keen to support someone to advance your academic track record and publish your own research in this area.

This post will be based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire or at Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire. You will work in a highly multidisciplinary environment with a talented team of mathematicians, image analysis specialist, software developers and experimentalists, to design, develop and enhance a suite of high end image analysis and visualisation software and technologies with science communities and industrialists.

About You

To be successful you will be educated to MSc or PhD level or equivalent in a scientific or engineering subject. You will have the proven ability to deliver on complex software development in research projects as well as experience in implementing software or systems for data analysis. You should also demonstrate:

  • a strong track record of academic publications or technical writing
  • excellent communication skills both verbal and written with a variety of audiences
  • a proactive approach with the desire to take ownership and responsibility
  • experience in modern programming languages, e.g. Python, C++

Not essential but desirable skills:

  • experience in using tomography imaging facilities or in developing tomography image analysis codes
  • experience in development of Python, VTK, imageJ or Avizo plugins (or similar)
  • GPU, OpenMP, OpenACC or MPI development experience.


We offer a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave pro rata, flexible working hours, government pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a subsidised restaurant and good public transport links.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

To Apply
Applications are received by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 11th November 2018.

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