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Computational Scientist
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF36640

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/10/2021

Job live date: 07/09/2021

Salary: £30,942 to £33,797 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed-term

We are looking for a research software engineer/computational scientist to provide support to the High Resolution Climate Modelling (HRCM) group through running, maintaining, and troubleshooting state-of-the-art climate simulation workflows. We anticipate that ample opportunity will arise to further develop the associated computational infrastructure to maximize benefits of continual developments in the National HPC environment.

You will be working with the existing development team at the University of Reading, to exploit modern software engineering tools and practices to develop software for the management and use of supercomputing simulations.

You will have:​​​​​​​

  • A university degree in a STEM subject (or equivalent)
  • Python programming
  • Linux experience
  • Strong software engineering techniques
  • An aptitude for working in interdisciplinary research teams

​​​​​​​Interviews will be held 15 October 2021


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Computational Scientist

Contact role:

Head of NCAS-CMS

Contact name:

Rosalyn Hatcher

Contact name:

Grenville Lister

Contact email:

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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