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HPC/Research Computing Engineer

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021
Job Ref: R396

Short summary

The Cancer Research UK City of London Cancer Centre (CRUK CoLCC) is a world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics. It brings together researchers from four of the central London Cancer Research UK centres: University College London, King’s College London, Barts / Queen Mary University of London and The Francis Crick Institute. This unique interdisciplinary and collaborative network will generate novel innovative biological therapies, diagnostics and stratification strategies in addition to providing a clinical and translational pipeline for cancer discovery science.

This post will be a core member of a team providing research and computational support to the new CRUK Centre. You will be taking a lead role in the support of the Computational Modelling core of the Centre, working in close co-ordination with both the existing HPC team in UCL Computer Science and the Scientific Computing team at the Francis Crick Institute. The post is full time, and will be jointly based at the UCL Computer Science Bloomsbury Campus and the Francis Crick Institute.

Project scope

This post holder will manage the delivery of the day-to-day support, training and wider computational and storage infrastructure supporting several hundred computational researchers and many cross-institution projects for the CoLCC. The successful candidate will be a key member of both the UCL Computer Science and Crick Scientific Computing teams and will be required to establish excellent working relationships with academic and professional services staff within both the City of London Centre and all its collaborating institutions with whom they will work closely. The post holder will need to provide a consistent Cancer Centre support experience to colleagues across all of the Centre Partners (UCL/Francis Crick/Kings/Barts/Queen Mary) and will be a key enabler of the scientific collaborations of the partners.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Research Computing Support
  • HPC Infrastructure
  • Centre Training
  • Other duties

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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