Research Associate - Applications and Systems Consultant, - Ref:1419681

Application Deadline: 
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 17:00

UCL Department / Division: Chemistry
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £32,699 to £39,523 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre for Computational Science (CCS, ) at UCL has an internationally leading reputation for advancing science through computers, combining expertise in high performance and distributed computing with data intensive and data driven science, across a large swathe of scientific domains, from condensed matter physics and chemistry to the life and medical sciences. To maintain our edge and ensure we are able to perform faster, better and new science and engineering, we are currently searching for a highly motivated and dynamic individual who can help us to exploit bleeding edge as well as state of the art computing technology on a truly global basis. The Consultant will work with members of the CCS and its many collaborating national and international partners to provide advanced research, training and computing solutions.

The postholder will have the opportunity to work on and publish in a wide range of research projects ongoing at CCS, specifically on developing and maintaining leading-edge e-infrastructure and improving the performance, usability and accuracy of a wide range of simulation and pre- and post-processing software. He/she will also be responsible for maintaining local compute, network and storage facilities in optimal condition and orchestrating sustained user support for its many members, in coordination with several local researchers.

The appointment is funded by the European Commission for 18 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

A PhD degree in a physical science, engineering or computer science discipline and demonstrable ability to programme in more than one high-level language is essential, together with a demonstrable ability to programme in more than one high-level language and a proven ability to work as a member of a team. Prior experience in systems administration in a Unix environment is essential.

Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6 (salary £28,621 - £30,180 p.a. including London Allowance of £2,862 p.a.) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

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Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Peter Coveney, (
Any queries on accessing the online application link can be directed to Judith James. (

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