Job offer in england Research Software Engineer at University of Bath

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) position will provide a scientific and technical software development and support service to a wide range of disciplines at the University.

The post holder will collaborate with research colleagues and provide expert level knowledge and skills to develop, improve, maintain and support high quality software solutions fulfilling the requirements of research projects.  By providing hands-on technical training, coaching sessions and promoting the adoption of best practices, the post holder will contribute to developing the knowledge and skills within the research community at all stages of the research software development cycle.

As part of wider engagement, they will contribute to a pool of regional RSE expertise to support activities for the EPSRC’s Tier2 GW4 HPC Centre.  In particular, they will deliver on porting and optimising Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP), a computational chemistry package, on a variety of system architectures.

The successful candidate will have a firm technical knowledge and experience with the development of software, particularly with Fortran and C++ with MPI libraries.  Knowledge of computational chemistry software would be desirable but not essential.  They will have a knowledge and be committed to using and championing best practices.  They will have excellent written and communication skills and be able to adapt communication style to suit the audience.

Department Overview

Computing Services is here to help staff and students of the University make effective use of computing for learning, teaching & research.  We aim to provide an IT environment that matches the University’s international, teaching and research reputation, and which contributes to the realisation of its key institutional strategies.  Furthermore, we aim to respond to both the changing needs of our constituent users, and the wide diversity of those users through the exploitation of new technologies.

The University of Bath

We are a leading University, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We have been number one in the National Student Survey for two years running. With over 3,300 staff and 16,800 students, the campus provides a vibrant and rewarding working environment, where innovation and passion for excellence is pursued.

We offer a unique and unrivalled working environment. There is a wide range of on-site amenities, including world-class sporting facilities. Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooks the city of Bath.

What we offer

The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work. We are committed to personal and professional development.  In addition to this we offer a fantastic range of employee benefits, for more information please follow this link.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Steven Chapman, High Performance Computing Manager by email: