[NOBUGS] Vacancy: Scientific Computing Section Group Leader, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (IRC245556)

Freddie Akeroyd - UKRI STFC freddie.akeroyd at stfc.ac.uk
Wed Jul 18 13:36:38 BST 2018

Scientific Computing Section Group Leader, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (IRC245556)

About Us

STFC is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

STFC's ISIS facility uses a particle accelerator to produce neutrons and muons which are used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences, supporting a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists. The expertise of our computing staff is key to making our research happen. We work with the very latest technologies to drive advances in both hardware and software that have genuine real world applications.

About the role

The Scientific Software Group develops, provides and supports scientific software to support the ISIS scientific programme, including reduction, analysis, modelling and data management. The group is responsible for the ISIS contribution to international collaboration to develop the Mantid reduction framework.

The recently created Ada Lovelace Centre (ALC) is an integrated, cross-disciplinary computing/data science centre to facilitate better exploitation of research carried out at our large scale National Facilities.

As Group Leader you will lead the Scientific Software Group, managing the team, whilst providing a vision and strategy for the scientific software required by ISIS. You will also lead the ISIS scientific computing contribution to the European Spallation Source project.

Additional responsibilities will include:

* Managing the relationship between ISIS and STFC's Scientific Computing Department
* Regularly consulting with the scientific groups
* Participation in international software collaborations
* Providing expertise and direction in software development in a multiplatform environment
* Contributing to software development as appropriate
* Managing the interaction with computing facilities used by ISIS
* Ensuring staff are trained in appropriate technologies and packages.

Occasional UK and overseas travel will be required.

About you

You will have a degree in a scientific or computing discipline, or demonstrate significant equivalent experience.

You will have extensive practical experience of scientific software development, along with excellent technical knowledge and experience of:

* Data analysis in a scientific area related to ISIS
* Software life cycle and development methodologies
* Objected-oriented development
* Software project management
* An area of science relevant to ISIS such as neutron scattering or computational methods for materials science.
* Experience of cross-platform software development is desirable.

You will be an experienced team manager with the ability to provide strong leadership and create an effective vision and strategy for a team.

You will display excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and relationship building skills.

What we offer

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC's careers pages

How to Apply


Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc245556_8422.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 5th August 2018.

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