Research Software Engineer (RSE)
Contract type: Fixed term (36 months)
The RSE will be an integral member of a project team working alongside the Principal Investigator and project team todevelop bespoke software, analytics workflows and web-based dissemination tools in support of the iCPR project. The project will explore the application and use of Machine Learning techniques across the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey in support of the Surveys marine ecological research. Analytic and computational workflows will be developed to implement intelligent systems for tasks such as classification, outlier detection, prediction and interpolation across a variety of marine ecological datasets, including multidimensional time series and image archives.
The Marine Biological Association (www.mba.ac.uk) is an independent research institute carrying out leading-edge research in fundamental and strategic areas of marine biology.As one of the world’s longest running learned societies (founded in 1884) the MBA is dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life that they support. Many eminent scientists, including twelve Nobel Prize winners, have conducted their research at the MBA’s famous Citadel Hill laboratory. With our Royal Charter and over 1600 members in 37 countries worldwide, we have the mandate to provide an authoritative and independent voice for the international marine biological community.
The RSE will develop and maintain tools and workflows for aggregating, archiving, analysing and visualising streaming sensor datasets, large volume image archives and multidimensionaltime series. The RSE will also be involved in deploying and maintaining learning algorithms in production environments, assisting with data exploration and collaborate on publication. The post holder will also be expected to share and support good software development practices across the group as well as contribute to wider research, data and software activities within the MBA.
Salary and benefits
Equal opportunities employer
Skills and experience
The successful candidate will have demonstrable software engineering experience in a research & innovation environment:
The RSE will be based at the Marine Biological Association of the UK in Plymouth, but will be expected to travel to meetings, workshops and field locations as needed.The position is fixed term (36 months), with possibility of extension depending on future funding success. Starting date April 2020(with some flexibility for the right candidate).For further information about the iCPR project, or an informal chat about the advertised position, please contact Dr. George Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application process: Applicants for the position should send a CV with cover letter giving the principal reasons why they wish to apply for the RSE post, and how their knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.Applicants should also provide links to portfolio of works (personal or professional blog/website) and code repositories, if available, and contact details for two references, one of which must be yourcurrent employer. Applications to be sent to email@example.com quoting 'iCPR RSE application' by the closing date of 24/02/2020.
Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK