Computational Scientist for UKESM Core
Development Team

Job Reference: SRF14072 - R
Location: University of Reading, UK
Closing Date: 20/02/2017
Salary: 29,301 to 38,138 per annum
School / Function: School of Mathematical Physical and Computational Sciences
Department: National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Contract Duration: Fixed term for 3 years
Interview Date: 08/03/2017

We require a motivated and qualified Scientific Software Engineer to join the UK Earth system model core development team, which has responsibility to develop, apply, evaluate and support the use of future generation UK Earth system models (UKESM). The applicant will work on developing and supporting the use of flexible software tools for diagnostic evaluation of UKESM simulations. A key requirement will be regular interaction with a range of UK scientists engaged in the development and evaluation of UKESM, in particular working with these scientists to support the development of novel evaluation tools.

You will have:

  • a PhD in computational science, mathematics or a quantitative physical science (or equivalent research experience)
  • a clear ability to develop novel approaches to handling large volumes of simulation data
  • extensive experience in programming languages such as; Python, Unix/Linux, C++, Fortran
  • knowledge of programming in a massively parallel environment

Informal contact details

Contact role: UKESM Head & supervisor
Contact name: Colin Jones
Contact phone: +44 (0)782 690 3925
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Line Manager & Supervisor
Contact name: Grenville Lister
Contact phone: +44 (0) 118 378 7995
Contact email:

Interviews will be held on 8 March 2017

Please apply online via the University of Reading website at:

posted: 08 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.