Software Development Scientist

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

October 18, 2022


Software Development Scientist

Are you an ambitious software developer looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in research computing? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities?

The School of Earth & Environment (SEE) is seeking to appoint a Software Development Scientist within the Centre for Environmental Modelling and Computation (CEMAC). CEMAC is an established research computing centre within SEE which aims to substantially enhance the School's research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities, related to computer modelling, data analysis and visualisation. The successful candidate would join growing team of ~10 software developers and specialist research computing scientists already working on a broad range of scientific computing projects across the School.

We are seeking a Software Development Scientist who will apply research computing knowledge and skills to two key environmental science projects, collaborating across SEE research groups, and externally with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the Faculty of Biological Sciences. As part of the UKRI DYNAMO project, CEMAC will be working to enhance the computational performance of the Leeds Spherical Dynamo (LSD) simulation code on the UK National Tier 1 high performance computer ARCHER2. As part of a second project, DRUID, CEMAC will be working on Python code and applying good software practices to make a robust portable platform for interpreting radar data to classify insect categories and detect insect swarms at a distance.

As part of the role will have the opportunity to work on complex scientific codes, providing innovative computational solutions to diverse environmental problems, and contributing to the development of the research and teaching strategies of the School. You will also help CEMAC to maintain a skills base at the leading edge of research computing techniques, continually developing new and novel applications that help translate science into high impact results.

You will have a PhD in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You will also have a proven track record of developing and maintaining codes to study complex, cutting edge scientific problems, ideally in the physical sciences.

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

Dr Steve Arnold, CEMAC Director

Tel: +44 (0)113 3437245


Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment School/Institute: School of Earth and Environment Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a. Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term until 3 April 2024) Release Date: Tuesday 20 September 2022 Closing Date: Tuesday 18 October 2022 Reference: ENVEE1602 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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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...