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Research Software Scientist (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,116 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2021
Closes: 20th January 2022
Job Ref: LJ29292

We invite applications for a Research Software Scientist position in the group of Dr Bartomeu Monserrat at the University of Cambridge. We are looking for a motivated, independent, and talented software developer to join our group.

The successful candidate will lead the upcoming public release of our code, used to calculate phonons and related quantities from first principles, and suitable for use in exascale platforms.

Applicants must have (or be about to receive) a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related subject. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in a variety of programming languages (e.g. Fortran, C, C++, and Python); debugging and performance profiling and optimisation; high-performance parallel computing and/or cloud computing; software development best practices (e.g. version control, continuous integration with automated tests); hardware acceleration (e.g. GPUs). Experience in software development in the context of electronic structure methods (e.g. DFT, GW, BSE, DMFT), wave function methods (e.g. quantum Monte Carlo), and/or atomistic modelling (e.g. phonons, molecular dynamics, structure prediction) will be an advantage. Applicants must also have a strong track record of publications in computational materials science or a related field, excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively in a team of scientists with different backgrounds, and a willingness to take a leading role in the supervision of junior group members.

The successful candidate will be part of a thriving community of computational materials scientists as part of the Materials Theory Group in the Department of Materials and as part of the Lennard-Jones Centre in the wider University of Cambridge, providing a supportive and collaborative environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance with the possibility of a third year upon mutual agreement.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/32682.

Applications submitted in support of the application should include:

1) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations;

2) a short research statement (maximum 1 page) describing the applicant's past research, future     goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position. This should include a clear description of software developed by the applicant, with direct links if publicly available. and

3) the names of  three individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation/references.

For additional information, please contact Dr Bartomeu Monserrat (bm418@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference LJ29292 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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