University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Research Software Engineer

Research Software Engineer

Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Li Ka Shing Centre for Health and Information Discovery, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF

We are seeking a Research Software Engineer to be part of Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth's group at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford.

Professor Hollingsworth's group is a world leader in the development of statistical, mathematical, and computational models that inform disease dynamics and the translation of outputs to national and global health policy.

You will contribute to the maintenance and development of the software used by the groups and the consortium including supporting uptake of the software by international researchers in low- and middle-income countries. You will provide consulting and training on good practises in research software development and reproducible research. You will be responsible for collaborating with the researchers and consultants' team on software projects providing not only technical expertise but specilaist domain knowledge to individual projects. You will design and implement high quality, reliable and maintainable software that will lead to specific research outcomes and enable the translational impact of existing research.

It is essential that you hold a degree in a relevant subject and a post- graduate degree in Biostatistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Mathematical Biology or a related subject. You will have the knowledge of and commitment to software development best practices including issue tracking, testing, documentation, version control and continuous integration. You will also have excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate with researchers, write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the group at meetings.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 31 October 2024 and is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Tuesday 9 April 2024 will be considered. Please quote 172125 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Kristina Limbu Vacancy ID : 172125 Contact Phone : 01865617971 Closing Date & Time : 09-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 with a discretionary range to £48,350 per annum

Job details


Research Software Engineer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


April 03, 2024

Application deadline

April 09, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Engineering,Mathematics,Medicine,Physics

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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