College of Science & Engineering
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences

Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist - Scientific Computing

Vacancy Reference: 141429
Salary: Grade 7/8, £39,347 - £44,263 / £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences is looking to recruit a Research Scientist to conduct research and software development related to the numerical modelling of geologic, geomorphic, and climate change processes in the Earth Systems Dynamics Research Group in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.

We seek a broadly trained scientist or engineer with prior research experience in process-based numerical modelling (e.g., thermal, mechanical, mass transport processes), including, but not limited to, applications of the finite element, finite difference, or control volume techniques. Prior experience in programming, Linux operating system, shell scripting, cluster computing, model/data analysis, and publication in peer-review journals are desirable. Persons with backgrounds in the numerical modelling of geoscience or climatological processes, or physics, mathematics, computer science or engineering are encouraged to apply. The candidate is expected to develop a vibrant research career within the research group and contribute to the management and administration of research group activities, sustained scholarly output, research grant acquisition, and student supervision.

For appointment at Grade 8, the recommended candidate would need to demonstrate exceptional ability in software development, peer-review publication output, and external fundraising through research grants.

Informal enquiries about the role are welcome and should be addressed to Professor Todd Ehlers ( in the first instance.

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Application requirements

The anticipated start date is negotiable but is intended to be August 1, 2024. Required application materials include completion of an application submitted via the University of Glasgow website ( , a CV (including a list of peer review publications, names, and contact information for three references), a 1-page statement of research interests and accomplishments, and a cover letter. The cover letter should include point-by-point and clearly labelled descriptions/responses of the applicants fit with each of the Knowledge/Qualifications, Skills, and Experience criteria listed below. The shortlisting of applicants is expected to occur in April/May 2024, with interviews following late May to early June, 2024.

Closing date: 11 April 2024

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published: 19 March 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.