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Computational Scientist for UKESM Core Development Team

Job Reference : SRF14072 - R
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 20/02/2017
Live Date : 23/01/2017
Salary : £29,301 to £38,138 per annum
Employment Type : AR-Research
School / Function : School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department : Meteorology
Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed term

We require a motivated and qualified Scientific Software Engineer to join the UK Earth system model core development team, which has responsibility to develop, apply, evaluate and support the use of future generation UK Earth system models (UKESM). The applicant will work on developing and supporting the use of flexible software tools for diagnostic evaluation of UKESM simulations. A key requirement will be regular interaction with a range of UK scientists engaged in the development and evaluation of UKESM, in particular working with these scientists to support the development of novel evaluation tools.

You will have:

  • a PhD in  computational science, mathematics or a quantitative physical science (or equivalent research experience)
  • a clear ability to develop novel approaches to handling large volumes of simulation data.
  • Extensive experience in programming languages such as; Python, Unix/Linux, C++, Fortran
  • Knowledge of programming in a massively parallel environment.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

UKESM Head & supervisor

Contact role:

Line Manager  & supervisor

Contact name:

Colin Jones

Contact name:

Grenville Lister

Contact phone:

+44 (0)782 690 3925

Contact phone:

+44 (0) 118 378 7995


Contact email:

Contact email:


Interviews will be held on 8 March 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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