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Research Software Engineer

Web & Internet Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £34,304 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (1 year)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 05 October 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1492121FP

The Southampton Research Software Group (SRSG) is looking to recruit two Research Software Engineers (RSEs) to join our excellent team at the University of Southampton.

The SRSG was one of the first RSE Groups set up in the UK. It is the base of operations for the campaign that helped recognise research software engineering across the world. As such, the SRSG can offer not just a range of exciting projects within the University of Southampton, but also the perfect opportunity to get involved with the wider RSE community. We plan to grow significantly over the next few years to meet the demand for RSE expertise from the University, so we also offer the potential for the new recruit to advance their career as the SRSG grows.  You will have the opportunity to work with the Software Sustainability Institute which is co-located with the SRSG. The Institute is the world-leading authority on research software. It plays a key role in helping the research community recognise the role of software in research and in adopting practices that lead to reliable and reproducible research.

To be successful you must have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications or experience and a solid background in development practices and excellent communication skills. A talent for technical problem solving is a must. You will come into contact with a wide range of technologies and will be given many opportunities to build new skills. We don't expect you to be proficient in everything, but it is vital that you enjoy learning new technologies. 

We particularly welcome applications from groups under-represented in the academic and RSE communities.

You will make a valuable contribution to the SRSG’s work, from software development to training. There will be many opportunities to develop skills that will advance your career by learning from leading RSEs, and to build on skills outside of software development, such as in project management and consultancy.

The position will be a year, fixed-term contract in the first instance, but will be expected to continue for much longer dependent upon funding. The post is based at the University of Southampton in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

For further information, please contact Simon Hettrick:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form a The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1492121FP on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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