Research Associate in Computer Science

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - 37,345 per annum
22 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Chemistry
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - 37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 24-Feb-2019

This exciting opportunity has arisen in the Schools of Chemistry as a Research Associate to work on the development and application of next-generation virtual reality-enabled scientific simulation technology in the Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL).

Dr David Glowacki and Prof Dek Woolfson are seeking to appoint a talented research software engineer to manage day-to-day research and software activities within the IRL and also to support Narupa, our open-source, community focussed VR-enabled real-time molecular simulation framework. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular simulation and computer science, as well as experience is supporting other researchers (e.g., PhDs & post-docs) in accomplishing VR-related research objectives.

In this exciting role, you will collaborate with several individuals across the University beyond the IRL, including Professor Dek Woolfson and his group, who are looking to adapt Narupa to support synthetic biology research through interface with their software programme ISAMBARD, as well as Professor Adrian Mulholland and his group, who wish to adapt and apply Narupa to mapping biomolecular conformational dynamics, including drug-ligand binding.

You will also work with us to engage a wide group of international collaborators who have begun to participate in the open-source Narupa project, carrying out software maintenance, including engaging with the open-source code forums, bug reporting, issue tracking, code reviews, documentation, and testing.

With excellent facilities in all areas of chemistry and one of the leading centres for computer science research and teaching in the UK, the role offers a stimulating and friendly, research-focused environment.
Informal enquiries can be emailed to Dr David Glowacki -

The closing date for applications will be 23:59 on Sunday 24th February 2019.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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