Seven brand new posts in Advanced Research Computing

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Join our brilliant team at the University of Birmingham‘s Advanced Research Computing department (ARC), where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and innovative research projects at a world-class university.

The University of Birmingham aspires to establish itself as a World Top 50 university by 2030, and ARC have a key part to play in achieving this aim. ARC is a well-respected, award-winning team with a national and international profile. Our team is continuously growing, and we are excited to announce that we are looking for talented individuals to fill seven brand new posts:

You will work in a helpful and collaborative environment, interacting with other team members, supporting, guiding and sharing knowhow on a daily basis. If you are passionate about research and technology, and want to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you.

We welcome applicants looking for flexible or hybrid working patterns, spending some time each week on our wonderful campus.

Senior ARC Systems Engineer

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We are seeking to appoint a Senior ARC Systems Engineer on a permanent contract to join our Architecture, Infrastructure and Systems group.

As an award-winning team, ARC has earned a national and international profile for delivering high quality, underpinning research computing services. You will join the team responsible for the design, planning, installation and running of hardware systems and associated services. This includes both University level and national level services. The team currently operates at-scale research storage systems, supercomputing (including HPC and HTC), high speed networking and private cloud infrastructure. You will respond to new technology developments, be responsible for purchasing systems and working with vendors to obtain best value for the University.

Senior Research Software Engineer and Manager

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We are looking for a permanent Senior RSE and Manager to join our Research Software Group (RSG), who will spend around 75% of their time on technical work, and 25% line managing a small group of 4 or 5 other RSEs in collaboration with the RSG Leader. In addition to having access to relevant managerial training courses the RSG Leader will guide and advise the RSE in the line management aspects of this role.

As an RSE you will be working with researchers, providing the knowledge and skills to develop, improve, maintain and support high quality research software that fulfils the requirements of research projects. The work will be varied and challenging, supporting a broad spectrum of research from Digital Humanities to Cancer Research.

You will be encouraged and supported in developing your skills, through formal training and mentoring by highly skilled colleagues within this group.

Senior Research Data Scientists

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We are launching a new Research Data Science service as part of the Research Software Group (RSG). We are delighted to announce two new Research Data Scientist posts funded by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and AI (IIDSAI) and a third post funded by the School of Government to support the Centre for AI in Government (CAIG). These are five year fixed term contracts.

The Senior Research Data Scientists will collaborate closely with researchers from many different academic disciplines and will provide expert knowledge and skills to analyse, visualise, explore, and extract knowledge from all kinds of research data. They will provide training in their areas of expertise as well as promote the associated best practices. You are not expected to start with a full set of skills but should have a good base of experience and strong skills in some of the areas listed and a commitment to learn and build on them, staying up-to-date with the latest advances in a fast-moving field.

Research Applications Specialist

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We are seeking to appoint a permanent Research Applications Specialist in the Research Software Group, to join our team. Alongside colleagues in similar roles you will be responsible for building, maintaining, and providing core support for the rich and diverse range of advanced applications in the supercomputing systems operated by ARC. We primarily use EasyBuild to handle installation of specialist HPC applications, Open Source applications and commercial software.

You will also work to provide support to a broad spectrum of researchers from across the University, to understand their needs and develop tailored solutions that meet their requirements.  You will support and promote the BEAR services managed by ARC, and assist researchers and research groups to utilize these services effectively.

Summer student – Research Software Assistant

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As well as our long-term posts above, we are also looking for an enthusiastic University of Birmingham student to work with us during the 2023 summer vacation. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience supporting real-world research projects. You will work closely with our Research Applications Specialists to support and contribute to the development and installation of software applications that in turn support the University’s research activities on our supercomputer systems.