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Research Software Engineer/Scientist

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Location: Didcot
Salary: £31,931 to £44,166
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th September 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: 210000L7

Specialist of Allowance of up to £4000 per annum is also available for this role.

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire. Hybrid Working also available.

Additional Details: Early applicants are encouraged as we will be interviewing on a rolling basis.

We have an exciting opportunity for multiple software developers/software scientists to join our team within our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Facility. Together, we will be developing a number of software packages in partnership with ISIS scientist s and users pioneering neutronic data analysis!

About the role

Together, we will make use of agile tools and techniques to deliver on our software development goals. You will have the responsibility of engaging directly with ISIS scientists, and users, to harvest and implement solutions which fulfil their needs.

We also encourage the use of your knowledge to help developers on other projects or scientists who wish to contribute to your project. The wider group also has a large team of developers of data reduction software for ISIS. Within the group we have cultivated culture or collaboration which allows us to use our experience to assist other developer’s progress in their careers through knowledge sharing and mentoring.

The goal is to develop long-term, sustainable products for our users to analyse their data, that improve and extend the capabilities of existing applications or are new applications, and which will run on multi-threaded and/or distributed (cloud) computing.

About you

You need to love code, have a strong mathematical mind and a background in a relevant science area would be helpful. The positions could suit research software engineers, computational scientists, experimental scientists with strong programming skills, or software engineers with a strong technical or scientific background. The roles offer a phenomenal opportunity to work in a high level research environment, with the chance to learn from and work together with scientists, researchers and software developers with a variety of backgrounds and skills.

Our Benefits

These opportunities offer a whole host of benefits including:

  • 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays)
  • An excellent defined average salary pension scheme
  • Employee shopping/travel discounts
  • A salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme

Plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance!

This is an opportunity to join an established but growing development team and progress your career as there is significant scope to take ownership for areas of work. Our team and group prides itself in being diverse and welcoming to all. Therefore, we encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also strive to provide accommodations to optimise work-life balance without sacrificing opportunities for progression.

How to apply:

For full details on these role and to apply, please go to the following link: careers portal.

The initial closing date for this role is 31st October 2021.

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