University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research Software Engineer

United Kingdom

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Research Software Engineer

The role is available to current employees within IT Services at the University of Leeds only.

Salary: Grade 7 (£37,099 - £44,263 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you excited about driving innovation? Can you facilitate better computational research practices? Do you like to deliver training around software engineering, GPU toolsets, machine learning and providing bespoke consulting services for research projects?

As Research Software Engineer, you will help to explore, design, build and support innovative solutions to research computing problems and support our research community across a range of domains including Artificial Intelligence, bioinformatics, computational fluid dynamics and data science. You will be involved in supporting, as part of a team, users of the University High Performance Computing service and the regional N8-BEDE and JADE-2 services, working collaboratively with researchers to help them devise and optimise workflows, models and codes.

You will join a friendly, focused and growing team of Research Software Engineers and Infrastructure specialists with a mission to provide the tools and skills to help improve the quality and delivery of research at the University of Leeds. You will also have the opportunity to specialise your expertise to one of the following domains: computational fluid dynamics, artificial intelligence and deep learning or data science.

You will join the team at exciting time with a significant transformation programme underway. This investment will transform the services we support and enhance our provision to the research and teaching community. We are always looking for new ways to efficiently and effectively solve problems and support delivery of high quality research.

A significant part of this role will include working with staff and students in a number of UKRI Centres for Doctoral Training that the University of Leeds is part of, as well as colleagues in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) and across the University.

Working in the Research IT team based within IT Services, as a Research Software Engineer, you will provide a range of technical software development, data management and cloud computing related activities to enhance research outcomes.

If you are looking for a role that will allow you to drive innovation, and work with data, technology and research to deliver the world of tomorrow, apply today.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

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

    Dr Patricia Ternes, Research Software Engineer Manager

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: IT School/Institute: Research IT Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024 Closing Date: Thursday 30 May 2024 Interview Date: Thursday 13 June 2024 Reference: ITRES1009

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    Research Software Engineer


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 30, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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