Rosalind Franklin Institute

(Senior) Research Software Engineer (10325)

Rosalind Franklin Institute

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a national research centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology. The scientific focus is to look at the impact of virus on the body, expanding from the structural models of proteins to observing changes in tissues. 

The Rosalind Franklin Institute is currently expanding and looking to recruit a Senior or a Research Software Engineer (RSE) for its Artificial Intelligence and Informatics Theme.  RSE is a protected title with its own institute, find more on the definition of the role here A successful candidate will be working 50% as part of the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Team who maintain institute wide Data and Compute infrastructure as well as working 50% collaboratively with our research project teams, to provide expert advice and assistance as they tackle challenging problems across the scientific disciplines at the Franklin. 

The Franklin faces unique technology challenges as it processes multi-terabytes of data per day with a variety of complex scientific software, often on high performance computing resources. The AI Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Team develop and maintain the cloud-based data and compute infrastructure which allows for scientists to process their workflows. These range from taking data on instruments to disseminating data via publication. As a (Senior) RSE you will be working on developing this infrastructure to move towards the Franklin’s scientific goals. You will be working in adapting our workloads to cutting edge technology as well as designing and developing software to meet research needs. 

Please note this role is available at either a Research Software Engineer or a Senior Research Software Engineer level, which will attract different salary bands: 

Research Software Engineer £35,500 - £43,500 per annum (depending on experience) 

Senior Research Software Engineer £42,500 - £52,500 per annum (depending on experience) 

Before submitting your application, please ensure you read the Job Information Pack for full details of this role.

About us: The Rosalind Franklin Institute is a new national Research Centre, funded by the UK government through UK Research and Innovation, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology. 

Location: The Franklin is based in Harwell Campus, UK’s innovation hub and well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe.  

The Franklin’s underlying aim is to produce the best science for research today, and this means resolutely embracing a diverse team, who have a wide range of experiences, skills, and knowledge to push forward on the innovative work our institution delivers. Both our work and our institution are better for it. For further information, view our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

At the Rosalind Franklin Institute we welcome applications from all around the world! 

To be considered for this role, please send a CV and cover letter through explaining why you think you are the right person for this job. Please including information about your education and work experience. 

Closing date: Please be aware that applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled; therefore, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if required. 

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