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High End Computing Research Development Officer

Cardiff University - The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (Grade 6) pro rata for hours worked
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: 12505BR

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 
As part of the School’s research development services applications are invited for High End Computing Research Development Officer. 
You will be working in a small research development team in the School to develop and provide professional technical support for in-house high-end computing activities (much of it Linux-based). You will take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of research computer programming support. You will be an effective team player, able to learn and adapt quickly to change and new challenges. The role will require you to be involved with developing, maintaining, servicing and repairing in-house IT systems and advising and training staff and students on their appropriate use. Experience in the use of high-end computing is essential. 
The School is also committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting inclusive working practices in STEMM subjects in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and women candidates as BAME and women are currently under-represented within the School. Appointment will always be made on merit.  
This is an open-ended, part-time position of 17.5 hours per week and is available immediately. 
Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6) pro rata for hours worked.  
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ian Hall, Head of School, Email:  or Professor Huw Davies, Director of Research, Email:   
For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email:  
More information on the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Cardiff University 
Important Notes: 
Applications can only be accepted via the online system. 
It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.  Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element. 
When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number. 
Closing Date: Friday, 22 October 2021
This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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