Research Software Engineer (R Developer)

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Software Engineer to join the HIV Inference Group within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London. Within the HIV Iinference Group we rely on software; we develop statistical models, simulations and robust data pipelines for analysing, modelling, and disseminating HIV data. We are looking for a Research Software Engineer to collaborate with the group to help improve and or all...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02354
  • Date posted 17 March 2021
  • Closing date 14 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking a Research Software Engineer to join the HIV Inference Group within the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London.

Within the HIV Iinference Group we rely on software; we develop statistical models, simulations and robust data pipelines for analysing, modelling, and disseminating HIV data.

We are looking for a Research Software Engineer to collaborate with the group to help improve and or all of these, by increasing the reliability and performance of packages, developing processes around our data pipeline and improving computational best practice within the research team. You will work alongside other Research Software Engineers embedded within the group and with the wider MRC Centre RSE team.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Develop and maintain high quality research software used by project team members and external academic collaborators (directly and via web applications).
  • Design, create, and support user-friendly software interfaces and data visualization for use by governments, public health bodies, and international organizations.
  • Interface with project team members and external partners to understand user requirements and iteratively develop appropriate software solutions.
  • Support robust research software development, data curation, and workflow.

You will join the Research Software for Infectious Disease Epidemiology (RESIDE-IC) team (https://reside-ic.github.io/), a team of nine research software engineers and web developers with diverse specialisms with a commitment to open access and reproducible research.

Essential requirements

You should hold a MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, and /or equivalent experience in related quantitative discipline with experience developing software projects involving multiple developers, automated testing, and continuous integration / delivery.

Further information

This post is full time and fixed term until 31 March 2022 and will be based at St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.

Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Jeff Eaton - jeffrey.eaton@imperial.ac.uk.

            

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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