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Digital Research Graduate Programme (Software Engineer) (2 posts) (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Digital Research Service

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £27,511 to £30,046 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st January 2020
Closes: 20th February 2020
Job Ref: IS007420


Jubilee Campus


£27,511 to £30,046 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

The University of Nottingham’s Digital Research Service (DRS) is one of the UKs largest Research Software Engineering teams and we have two new exciting roles to for graduates to come and develop their expertise across various nationally important projects. DRS is a dedicated core facility of Research Software Engineers (RSE) that supports the entire research community in Nottingham by providing expertise and capabilities in the areas of Data Analytics/Data Science, Bioinformatics and Software Development (including High Performance Computing). Our team of 20 interdisciplinary experts make the DRS one of the UK’s largest RSE groups. 

The DRS has a proven track record of enabling, improving and impacting research on projects ranging from small proof ­of ­concept studies with a handful of data points to large national data infrastructure projects such as the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre. Over the course of the academic year 2018/2019, the DRS team have successfully completed over 60 projects from a wide range of research domains, including research projects in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, the expertise within the DRS has attracted commercial partnerships with the NHS, the local government and businesses in finance, advertising, social housing, transportation and retail. The DRS offers unrivalled exposure to commercial and research projects from different domains, allowing team members to acquire a diverse set of project experience in a relatively short amount of time. 

The successful candidate for this role will be given training opportunities to learn enterprise level software development skills. We are looking for the candidate to have a good grounding in software development methods and an eagerness to develop, rather than a developer with a specific skillset.  

This full time post will be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 12 months. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Phil Quinlan, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

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