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Research Fellow

Computational Engineering & Design Group

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £28,982
Full Time - Fixed Term until 30/11/2016
Closing Date:  Tuesday 15 December 2015
Interview Date:   Monday 21 December 2015
Reference:  657815AK
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

As part of the OpenDreamKit project [1] we are looking for a research fellow to realise the first phase of the micromagnetic demonstrator prototype [2] of using the IPython notebook in a computational science and engineering context. The initial tasks will be the development of a Python and Jupyter interface to the OOMMF [3] micromagnetic framework.

The OpenDreamKit project is a Horizon 2020 funded project that brings together Mathematicians, computer scientists, scientists and engineers driven by the desire to improve the open source computational software ecosystem, including integration and further development of the IPython/Jupyter interactive computing environment.  The focus will be on the micromagnetic demonstrator which takes a well established micromagnetic simulation package, makes it computational capabilities available through the interactive computing environment Jupyter, and explores, and evaluates the added value that this approach delivers.

You will have experience in micromagnetic modelling, software engineering, Python and C++, use of the IPython notebook/Jupyter and understanding of the needs of computational scientists working in the field to allow designing a suitable user interface and effective work flows. Ability to team work across discipline boundaries and effective communication in English, both oral and written, are essential.

Further Reading

[1] OpenDreamKit webpage at  [2] Grant proposal at [3] OOMMF Software

About the University

You will join one of the UK’s most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education rated number one for research power in REF2014.  We have an excellent record of collaborative research with industry and academic institutions in the UK and abroad.

The Faculty has nearly 200 academic staff working in a number of research themes ( We have exceptional research facilities particularly in our state-of-the-art facilities at our new Boldrewood Innovation Campus (fluids and structures/infrastructure) which includes a 138m towing tank.

In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award in September 2013 and intend to submit an application for Silver in Spring 2016.  The Faculty will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme.

The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 657815AK on all correspondence.

Please note: The University will be shut from close of business on 23 December 2015 and will not reopen until Monday 4 January 2016.

 Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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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