Software Development Scientist

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
06 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious software developer looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in high performance scientific computing?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

The School of Earth & Environment (SEE) is seeking to appoint a Software Development Scientist within the Centre for Environmental Modelling and Computation (CEMAC). CEMAC is an established research computing centre within SEE which aims to substantially enhance the School’s research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities, related to computer modelling, data analysis and visualisation. The successful candidate would join growing team of ~10 software developers and specialist research computing scientists already working on a broad range of scientific computing projects across the School.

A substantial part of the post will be focussed on the RCUK-funded GCRF African-SWIFT project. This is a £9 million programme of research and capability building funded by Research Councils UK that seeks to develop the science for sustainable African weather forecasting capability in order to enhance the livelihood of African populations and improve the economies of their countries. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of scientific codes and to contribute to the scientific development of the research strategy of the project and School.

You will have a first degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You will also have a proven track record of developing and maintaining codes to study complex, cutting edge scientific problems, ideally in the physical sciences.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Steve Arnold, CEMAC Director
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7245, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share/flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years due to external funding)    
Closing Date:  Monday 03 February 2020    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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