Research Software Engineer (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Software Engineer (fixed-term post)

Department Computer Science

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 06 July 2020

Closing date Tuesday 04 August 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC7666

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We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic research software engineer to work with us on groundbreaking projects in the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (ART-AI) at the University of Bath. 

You will support internationally leading research across the centre, in particular supporting an interdisciplinary group of PhD students.  Your activities are likely to include assisting in their development of programming skills and the creation of impact through the development of high quality research software. Projects will span a wide variety of AI application areas while exploring themes relating to the ethical, policy and socio-economic consequences of intelligent technologies.

We are searching for a creative and self-motivated individual with strong interest in AI and the openness, resourcefulness and flexibility to contribute in a wide range of application areas from engineering to healthcare to public policy.  You will have some experience in research and a solid background in programming and software development.  You should be committed to good software development processes, demonstrate the willingness to stay up to date, and know how to adapt these for research contexts. You will need to have excellent communication skills, a desire to help and to bring the best out of people and a talent for technical problem solving. Experience of teaching or tutoring software development would be an advantage.

Your responsibilities will include providing group based and individual support in the range of software development issues that the PhD students encounter. This could range from running basic programming, version control and testing workshops, to training and assisting students in the use of specialist tools, hardware and software platforms and methods.

We also expect you to work closely with our partners to support the transition from academic prototype to future commercial product. You will facilitate access to software tools and data between sites where appropriate.

The position is available full-time (36.5 hour per week) and fixed term for 3 years, with a possible extension for up to 4 years.

The provisional start date is early September 2020.

If you have any questions or you would like to talk about the role, please contact Prof Eamonn O’Neill (, however, please submit your application via the University website.

We are an accredited Disability Confident employer. We are committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff. Reasonable adjustments are made through all recruitment and employment processes.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer – we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We're working to improve the gender balance and ethnic diversity of the department of Computer Science. We particularly welcome applications from women and ethnic minorities (BAME).

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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