Research Software Engineer

Salary range:

£39,990 - £48,775

Post No.


Contract length:

36 months (37 hours per week)


Science Division

Opening date:

30 January 2020

Closing date:

26 February 2020

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The role:

This role will be central to the development of COPO strategy to help manage the sample metadata and data submission for the Darwin Tree of Life project, as well as EI and other UK researchers to make their research data better described and publicly available. Therefore, this is an exciting role with international collaborators and a global reach. The post holder will develop potentially ground-breaking advances to improve the access and understanding of data deposition and dissemination services to enable the life science research community to manage and publicise their data effectively.

Working within a vibrant research group with a diversity of backgrounds and interests in data management, processing, and visualisation, the post holder will work with other Research Software Engineers and DevOps staff to develop and maintain COPO to support the life science community, and deploy COPO within EI’s cloud environment, CyVerse UK.

Required qualifications and experience:

Candidates should possess a BSc in a relevant computational or informatics /data science subject, or have an established background of working in a suitable area of computer science or software development. They should have extensive experience of software development in Python 3, potentially with experience in the Django web framework. Proficiency in Javascript and web-based UI frameworks is essential. Knowledge of ontologies and data management processes is desirable. Candidates should also expect to work in a fun, open, and rapidly changing technological environment.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £39,990 to £48,775 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of three years.