Software Engineer / Computational Scientist
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
- Didcot, UK
- £39748 - £44166 per annum
- Closing date
- 7 Apr 2023
- Computational science & software engineering
- Job type
- Research facilities
Salary: £39,748 to £44,166 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £2,000 per annum is also available for this role.
Hours: Full time or Part time (minimum 20 hours per week)
Contract Type: Open Ended.
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire OR Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington
The closing date for applications is 7th April 2023
Come and do the kind of computing that got you into technology in the first place. Work with cutting-edge tech and world-leading scientists and engineers. And harness the power of some of the country's most advances supercomputers to tackle work that improves daily life in the UK and far beyond.
Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.
The Ada Lovelace Centre (ALC) an integrated, cross-disciplinary data intensive science centre, for better exploitation of research carried out at our large-scale National Facilities including the Diamond Light Source (DLS), the ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) we are a team with a cross section of expertise, from around the globe and our work environment encourages open dialogue and discussion in a productive and friendly manner.
About the role:
As a Software Engineer / Computational Scientist in STFC Scientific Computing, you will contribute to ALC aims by linking X-ray diffraction data, collected at DLS beamlines, with data processing and structure solution pipelines in CCP4 Cloud, a novel front-end for the CCP4 Software Suite, which underpins structural biology research on global scale.
You have developed IT/computing skills and a passion for applying them in scientific environment. Self-motivated, self-driven, with good communication skills and an excellent team-player, you can conduct projects that require interaction between IT and research teams across different organisations. You are good in communicating internationally and address to requests promptly, keeping to agreed deadlines. You have a general interest in diverse scientific disciplines and see a value and reward in helping thousands of researchers by developing and maintaining an advanced scientific computing infrastructure.
- Working knowledge of Unix system fundamentals and common network protocols;
- Experience managing Linux/UNIX systems in a heterogeneous environment;
- Experience deploying and maintaining virtualised environments;
- Experience of cluster software and databases.
We are offering a two-year fixed-term position, with the expectation of an extension. with a whole host of benefits including:
- 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days);
- Flexible working hours;
- Employee shopping/travel discounts;
- Excellent learning and development opportunities;
- Visa sponsorship for candidates without the right to work in the UK.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.
As one of Europe's largest research organisations, this is a place where there's always something new to learn -about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. Join us and discover what's possible.
At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), research is driven by practical applications and a curiosity to create a world-leading hub of scientific and engineering excellence. Our science and facilities enable researchers to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Success typically requires long-term strategic investment, international collaboration on a global scale and the capability to push the limits of technology and engineering. To remain internationally competitive in our areas of science and to keep our facilities at the leading edge, we have to develop bespoke technology that cannot be reliably sourced on the open market, for example in detectors and instrumentation, accelerators, specialist engineering, optics and e-infrastructure. These technologies are often also applied to address broader societal and industrial challenges and we actively promote their translation and commercialization.
Why work for us
When you join STFC, you become a key part of one of Europe’s largest research organizations. We are trusted to support, enable, and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields that you could be a part of. With access to our world-class facilities, people like you are helping us to drive ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology.
- The Particle Physics Department (PPD) is one of the largest particle physics groups in the UK. We design, construct and operate some of the most sensitive scientific instruments in the world, collaborating with partners in academia, industry and international laboratories such as CERN. We currently work with the ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, DUNE, Hyper-K, T2K, MICE, Lux-Zeplin, DEAP-3600, CERN RD50, Electron Ion Collider and AION collaborations.
- The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) is a £93m UKRI investment over five years based at the Harwell Campus. This is a strategic element within the overall £1bn, 10-year investment into quantum technologies made by the UK since 2014.
- 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 public and privilege days.
- Flexible or hybrid working may be available dependent on role.
- Defined benefit pension scheme (employer contribution – currently up to 26%).
- Sport and social groups across campus with access to an on-site gym.
For more information on all of our employee benefits, visit www.stfccareers.co.uk/why-join/rewards-and-benefits.
Who we are looking for
The UK has a world-class research and innovation system. Our expertise spans all fields of knowledge, from the discovery of penicillin and monoclonal antibodies, to the jet engine and the World Wide Web. Therefore it is vital for us to have the best people at all levels throughout UKRI. We want to continue to attract a mix of talented professionals, scientists and engineers.
Number of employees
STFC has 2594 staff members across the UK and UKRI has approx. 8000
Main areas of research
Our work encompasses everything from the physical, biological and social
sciences, to innovation, engineering, medicine, the environment, as well as arts and the humanities
Positions recently recruited for
Electronic engineers, data scientists, research associates CMS/DUNE, research associate on electron ion collider (EiC), ion trap physicists
Desired degree disciplines/class
A STEM degree
How to apply
Apply online at www.careersportal.co.uk/UKRI-careers/jobs/search/256393
All year round
Quantum physics and computing vacancies: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Particle physics vacancies: E-mail email@example.com
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
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