Research Software Engineer (Fixed term)

  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham, UK
  • 01/12/2021
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Job Description

The University of Nottingham’s Digital Research Service (DRS) is looking for a Research Software Engineer with experience working with healthcare data.

The DRS is a dedicated core facility of Research Software Engineers (RSE) that supports the entire research community in Nottingham by providing expertise and capabilities in the areas of Data Analytics/Data Science, Bioinformatics and Software Development (including High Performance Computing). Our team of 30 interdisciplinary experts make the DRS one of the UK’s largest RSE groups.

The DRS has a proven track record of enabling, improving and impacting research. Our research engagement spans projects ranging from small proof of concept studies with a handful of data points to large national data infrastructure projects such as the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre and CO-CONNECT. Over the course of the academic year 2020/2021, the DRS team have successfully completed over 70 projects from a wide range of research domains, including research projects in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, the expertise within the DRS has attracted commercial partnerships with the NHS, the local government and businesses in finance, advertising, social housing, transportation and retail. The DRS offers unrivalled exposure to commercial and research projects from different domains, allowing team members to acquire a diverse set of project experience in a relatively short amount of time.

The successful candidate for this role will spend their time working principally on the DEMISTIFI project. Their responsibilities will focus around collaborating with other member of the DRS team to develop pipelines using Python, pandas, and Django or .NET stack. These pipelines will transform cohort datasets into a common data model for FAIR reuse and discovery. The candidate will also be expected to engage with project partners both nationally and internationally and thus we are looking for an individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This full-time post (36.25 hours) will be offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 12 months. Job share arrangements may be considered

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sam Cox, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.