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    • Southampton
  • Full time
  • Recruitment


  • Computer science
  • Technology


  • Senior Research Associate

Apply by: 2021-12-10

Senior Research Computing Systems Engineer

Published 2021-11-22

Service Delivery

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 July 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 03 August 2021
Reference:  1427521JF

About the Role
This is a key role in support of the research being carried out using the University of Southampton’s High Performance and Data Intensive Computing (HPDIC) facilities. Following a recent restructure you will be joining a team of dedicated research computing engineers who are supporting the current systems and their use in a diverse range of research topics from Quantum Chemistry simulations and AI modeling to Climate modelling, medical imaging and COVID-19 research. We are currently planning for a refresh of the facilities and this role will play a key role in supporting the planned and commissioning process.

What you’ll do 
  • Take a leading role in delivering and maintaining the University’s High Performance and Data Intensive Computing facilities.
  • Proactively, work with a wide range of the University’s research community to exploit the full potential of HPDIC.
  • Take a leading role in the planning of major systems installations and upgrades.
  • Deliver training programmes to research students and mentor colleagues.
What you’ll bring
  • Experience of the use of high performance and data intensive computing in a significant research area.
  • Knowledge of high performance and data intensive computing issues and opportunities.
  • Experience of working within a large-scale Linux server environment.
  • The ability to present your ideas and your specialist area, to a wide and potentially non-technical audience.
  • The integrity required to work with both commercially sensitive and personally identifiable information.
Interviews for this role will be held on 3rd and 4th August 2021.

The University of Southampton is a research driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexi-time and flexible working, generous parental leave and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages

Application Procedure 
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1427521JF on all correspondence. 

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