Research Software Engineer - School of Physics

Bristol , Bristol (GB)
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Wednesday, 11 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Software Engineer

Job number   SUPP106118
  School of Physics
Contract type   Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern    Full time
Salary   £33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Closing date for applications    31-Mar-2020    

The School of Physics is looking to appoint a person with experience developing graphical interfaces to join our Nuclear Robotics team. The role will be to develop graphical user interfaces for a range of our robotic platforms, taking generated data streams and displaying them in user-friendly software.

At present our mobile robot platforms carry radiation detectors, LIDAR, cameras, lights and other sensors, and these data streams are either collected onboard or sent to a receiving computer for display and recording. Our systems are based on the Robot Operating System (ROS), and we require a graphical interface to display, process, store and organise the data produced, in real time. 

In this role you will be responsible for developing a modular platform allowing easy data analysis and control of the robot itself. You will work with our existing team of researchers and PhD students to support a large nuclear robotics programme aimed to benefit decommissioning programmes at Magnox power stations and Sellafield in the UK, and abroad at Chernobyl and Fukushima. 

Excellent programming and data analysis skills will be required for this role. There is no requirement to have specific knowledge of nuclear energy but there is a need to handle confidential information with appropriate care. There will be opportunities to travel within the UK and abroad to Japan and Ukraine. 

Closing date for applications is midnight on 31st March 2020. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 April 2020.

Start date is June/July 2020.

Salary dependent on experience, ranging from £33,787 - £38,017 p.a., and will be a 6-month fixed term appointment.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Chris Hutson:  

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.