Research Software Engineer for Composites Simulations

Bristol, United Kingdom
38,017 to 42,792 per annum
26 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary 38,017 to 42,792 per annum
Closing date for applications 21-Nov-2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) working as a Research Software Engineer (RSE) for Composites Simulations.

The focus of this role is to develop robust and efficient simulation toolboxes for prediction of composites failure and manufacturing processes.  A significant part of the work will be undertaken within the EPSRC platform grant, SIMulation of new manufacturing PROcesses for Composite Structures (SIMPROCS), in support of design concepts utilising new composite material formats. The post holder will to work as part of a team of researchers in the Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) to support their objective to develop new finite element modelling approaches that speed up the design and development of composite structures and improve manufacturing processes. In this role, the post holder will work to ensure that software developed is produced to a high standard, e.g. including robust testing, complete documentation, utilising a clean and modular design, and is packable into easy-to-distribute and easy-to-install applications to support dissemination and technology transfer.

The post holder will be a member of both the Bristol Composites Institute, under the direct supervision of Prof Stephen Hallett, and a member of the Advanced Computing Research Centre’s Research Software Engineering group, under the supervision of Dr Christopher Woods.

The post is available on a full time basis, with funding confirmed for 24 months, and an option to extend. More information about the role can be found in the job description. For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Stephen Hallett (

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.