Computational Modelling Group


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RSE Computational Scientist/Application Developer (Ref: IRC233251)

Application deadline: 1st November 2016

STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire, UK

Salary: Grade D (£29,900 - £43,164) (dependent upon experience)

3 Years Fixed Term

Closing Date: 1st November 2016

Interview Date: 15th November 2016 (TBC)

Vacancy for a Research Software Engineer Associate -Oxford e-Research Centre, Oxford

Application deadline: 9th September 2016

The centre is seeking a Research Software Engineer Associate with the main responsibility of the postholder to be working closely with Dr Ian Bush to develop distributed memory computational solutions in a number of applications, mainly in the computational chemistry and computational magnetohydrodynamics areas.

Research Fellow

Application deadline: 21st August 2016

Research Fellow in Optimisation

University of Southampton - Southampton Business School

Research Fellow

Application deadline: 21st August 2016

Research Fellow in Network Systems

University of Southampton - Southampton Business School

Data Carpentry is hiring a Deputy Director of Assessment

Application deadline: 20th May 2016

Data Carpentry ( seeks to hire a full-time staff member to direct its assessment activities. This person will design, implement, monitor, analyze, and report on a comprehensive system of metrics to help the Data Carpentry project and its sibling organization, Software Carpentry, evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the training they offer, to both learners and instructors.

Research Associate, King's College London - food and land use simulation modelling

Application deadline: 19th April 2016

We seek a quantitative scientist to drive the development of an integrated computer simulation model that uses innovative generalized agent-based representations of coupled humans and natural system components across scales.

Software Engineer, Research Computing Team at Leicester.

Application deadline: 15th April 2016

The University of Leicester is embarking on a period of unprecedented change with an ambitious and renewed strategic vision. In order to build on our strengths we are developing a strategy that will enable us to achieve our expectations and ambitions. We are passionate about developing and growing a sustainable world class research base and alongside that ensuring that we have an exciting market focused teaching offer.

HPC Application Software Analyst

Application deadline: 5th March 2016

We are recruiting an HPC Application Software Analyst (£41,000 to £55,000) at the Francis Crick Institute.

Francis Crick Institute is the largest medical research laboratory in Europe and the biggest investment (650m) in medical research in UK. The HPC Application Software Analyst will be in charge of development of software (helping to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent illness) running in a hybrid HPC and cloud computing infrastructure.

Application Support Specialist

Application deadline: 26th February 2016

We are recruiting an Application Support Specialist (grade 7 - £38,896 to £47,801) to join our team of Research Software Engineers here in Manchester!

"As part of the Research IT team, you will be responsible for helping to define the application support framework we provide to the rest of the organization, and responsible for overseeing the implementation of this framework. You will also provide research software support; help University of Manchester researchers in their application of the appropriate technologies and techniques to problems in computational and analytical areas; develop and deliver training in research computing; and occasionally undertake longer periods of support for a given research group."

Full-time two year Postdoctoral Fellow position at Simula Research Laboratory in Norway beginning early 2016

Application deadline: 30th January 2016

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow at Simula Research Laboratory to work with Dr. Min Ragan-Kelley and Dr. Martin S. Alnæs on Jupyter related contributions to the OpenDreamKit project.

7th eCSE call for proposals open: funding available for code improvements

Application deadline: 19th January 2016

Not a job vacancy but a possibility to access ARCHER resources.
The call provides funding for researchers or software developers to make improvements to HPC codes. Funding is available for those of you with codes already on ARCHER, but also for communities looking to move to ARCHER

Scientific Software Engineer (Climate Data Expert)

Application deadline: 18th December 2015

Location - Exeter HQ
Contract type - Permanent
Salary range - 30529 - 42240 GBP per Year
Opening date - 20-11-2015
Closing date - 18-12-2015

Scientific Software Engineer - Land Surface Model Development

Application deadline: 18th December 2015

Location - Exeter HQ
Contract type - Permanent
Salary range - 26010 - 35040 GBP per Year
Opening date - 06-11-2015
Closing date - 18-12-2015

Senior Software Developer

Application deadline: 10th November 2015

The Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) is new initiative that is helping to bridge the gap between academic research and applications in industry and government. We are recruiting up to three software developers to join us and work on a variety of exciting applications driven by environmental data.

Research Software Developer at UCL

Application deadline: 30th October 2015

The UCL Research Software Development Group works with researchers across college to ensure UCL retains the highest standards of excellence in computational research. We are recruiting an additional developer for the group.

In this role, you will design, extend, refactor, and maintain scientific software across all subject areas. You will modify legacy software to run on state-of-the-art high performance computing infrastructure, provide expert software engineering consulting services to world-leading research teams, and work with scientists and scholars to build software to meet new research challenges.

This post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Postdoctoral position in computational magnetism at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Application deadline: 9th October 2015

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Kirill Belashchenko at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The research will involve computational studies of magnetic materials and nanostructures within the priorities of the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and the Center for NanoFerroic Devices at UNL.

Computational Science Specialist at Imperial College London

Application deadline: 3rd September 2015

South Kensington Campus

The Thomas Young Centre and the Condensed Matter Theory Group at Imperial College London are seeking to recruit a Computational Science Specialist.

This challenging and interesting role requires computational, scientific and communication skills: you will provide Linux system administration and user support for a group of approximately 50 Computational Scientists; act as a scientific computing consultant; develop new computational and numerical methods and software; help with parallel programming; write documentation; and provide one-to-one and small-group teaching of Linux, programming, numerical analysis, and parallel programming to PhD, MSc and Undergraduate students. It is hoped that you will be able to contribute to a variety of research projects, become a co-author on scientific publications, and act as a co-supervisor of PhD students.

HPC software engineer in Durham

Application deadline: 4th August 2015

The Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC) and the Institute for Advanced Research Computing (iARC) at Durham University are looking for a computational scientist/programmer to develop and test new computational paradigms that allow cosmological simulation codes to exploit modern computer architectures.

Agent-based Modeling and Simulation Position Openings in Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab

Application deadline: 30th September 2015

Job Time: Full Time (1 position available)
Job Type: Research Fellow
Category: Engineering and Computer Science

ARCHER calls

Application deadline: 21st September 2015

Not exactly a job vacancy but a possibility to access ARCHER resources.

Data Scientist / Scientific Programmer Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, ,Harwell, Didcot

Application deadline: 12th June 2015

£36,033 - £37,534 per annum (depending on experience)

About Us

The STFC Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDA) exists to enable the efficient delivery of environmental science programmes through effective data services and computational infrastructure. Substantial investment in recent years has given CEDA a high performance data analysis facility (JASMIN) to support the analysis and distribution of data from the new European space programme (Copernicus), the climate model projections underpinning the scientific understanding of climate change, and many other high profile environmental datasets.

At STFC, you will belong to a community of experts who are driving world-class science and technology forward. Our teams bring together curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking with practical, application-led science - to maximise our impact for the benefit of the UK and its people. This is the home of an incredible diversity of research, technology and engineering projects that truly fire the imagination and lead to real-world solutions which shape societies and transform lives. We give you the flexibility, the freedom and the world-class facilities to focus on what you do best, and play your part in breakthroughs and achievements that will give you career enhancing opportunities.

NquiringMinds - Various positions

Application deadline: 30th January 2015

NquiringMinds are specialists in Internet of Things, Web and Security Technologies. Our flagship product UbiApps is an Internet of Things Management Platform which puts strong emphasis on Openness, Interoperability and Security. We have established significant traction in the Smart Cities, Building Energy Management and Mobile Asset Tracking Markets. We are very active in the international standardisation and Open Source arena where these key technologies are being evolved.

We are looking for

•JavaScript Developers

•Embedded Device Developer (IOT Engineer)

•Data Scientists

•Security Engineer

Research Associate (Senior Software Developer in Biomedical Informatics) King’s College London

Application deadline: 17th January 2015

Salary £32,277 - £36,309 (plus £2,323 London Allowance)

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Software Developer in Biomedical Informatics, who will have responsibility for software development within the BRC Programme on Clinical Research Informatics. In particular, developing software and databases to integrate and data mine stroke, air pollution, clinical, ‘omics’ and primary care data in order to support clinical research and demonstrate the utility of these systems in addressing specific translational research questions.

9 positions open in the domain of bioinformatics and modelling in biological sciences

Application deadline: 6th January 2015

The Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is the largest research institution in Europe and will have 9 positions open in the domain of bioinformatics and modelling in biological sciences in 2015 (commission CID51).

University of Exeter seeks "5 outstanding research fellows" in Biomedical Modelling and Analysis

Application deadline: 15th December 2014

The Wellcome Trust has recently invested £1M at the University of Exeter, which alongside substantial institutional matched-funding will be used to establish the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mathematical Sciences

Application deadline: 1st December 2014

As part of its current expansion plans, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath wishes to make a new academic appointment in either of the areas:

Networks and Collective Behaviour or Inverse problems and applications.

We seek applications from excellent candidates in either of these areas, whose work complements and strengthens current research in Mathematical Sciences at Bath.

We particularly welcome applications from researchers whose work makes contact with both mathematics and statistics.

Closing Date: 1st December 2014

Interviews will take place in the period 19th - 20th January 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher– (1 year contract) Department of Process, Energy & Transport Engineering

Application deadline: 21st November 2014

The Institute is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to join a Pharmaceutical Technology based project. The Department of Process, Energy has been awarded funding for research as part of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC). The PMTC (hosted in University of Limerick) is funded by Enterprise Ireland and the Industrial Development Authority of Ireland (IDA) and is a collaborative entity to carry out industry focused research.

Supercomputing Developer & Applications Specialist

Application deadline: 29th September 2014

Position Title: Supercomputing Developer and Applications Specialist
Tenure: 18 months fixed-term, full time
Salary Range: $90,381 - $96,410 (G08)
Location: ARRC Building, Technology Park
Description: Apply your technological expertise and outstanding communication skills and contribute to supercomputing, enabling innovative research in Australia.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Modeling of Shale-Gas Systems

Application deadline: 15th September 2014

at the Department of Physics, University of Oslo

The successful candidate will develop cross-scale simulation models for clean energy applications with focus on combined CO2 storage and enhanced shale-gas production. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Physics or Chemistry. We seek a candidate with a background in condensed matter physics, with experience in developing and applying molecular dynamics-based program packages.

Research Software Engineer

Application deadline: 15th September 2014

The post is fixed-term and available for up to 9 months. Requests to work on a part-time or flexible basis will be considered. The salary is at Grade 7: £30,434 – £37,394 with a discretionary range to £40,847 p.a. Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard compulsory pre-employment screening.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 September 2014.

Development and application of QM/MM simulations with advanced polarisable force fields

Application deadline: 22nd July 2014

School of Chemistry

Postdoctoral Research Associate position

Development and application of QM/MM simulations with advanced polarisable force fields

Fixed term appointment of up 24 months
Salary range: £28,132 to £34,565 per annum

Post Doctoral Researcher - Mathematical Modelling for Sustainable Electrical Energy – Specific Purpose Contract

Application deadline: 3rd January 2014

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures thatwe capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

x2 PhD positions in Spintronics at Mainz University and x2 PhD positions in Spintronics in Industry (Sensitec, Singulus)

Application deadline: 31st December 2013

In the Department of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, two PhD positions are immediately available in the field of spintronics within the EU funded Initial Training Network WALL and two further positions are available at the WALL industrial partners Sensitec and Singulus.

Postdoc Position (ENS Lyon)

Application deadline: 31st December 2013

Subject: Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of Bicycle Sharing Systems (BSS)

Network Scientist at Seed Scientific (New York)

Application deadline: 29th November 2013

Seed Scientific is looking for a Network Scientist to lead analysis of networks and complex systems across a wide range of human-scale problem spaces, from global development to music. You will collaborate with Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Design Technologists to apply your findings to the design of tools and solutions for our clients in the commercial, public, and social sectors.

Tenure Track Faculty Position (Northwestern University)

Application deadline: 15th November 2013

The Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to begin in September 2014. Requirements include a Ph.D. and demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact interdisciplinary research in applied mathematics. We are seeking candidates who can enhance the breadth of research activities of the department. An area of particular interest is complexity in natural, human and engineered systems. Duties involve teaching and research. Rank and salary are negotiable.

Job vacancy at Dassault Systèmes, Warrington

Application deadline: 15th November 2013

We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Specialist at the Warrington Office. This would suit a strong BSc, MSc or PhD Engineer with experience of using FEA – preferably Abaqus.

Web developer- music startup

Application deadline: 31st October 2013

The Company is a startup online music aggregator that aims to become your new home for music, founded by a group of music lovers with excellent contacts across the industry. We've just been incubated by the UK's leading media agency and looking for a developer to get on board soon to join this fast growing company.

Programmer / Modeller 35-45k depending on experience

Application deadline: 10th October 2013

UK Health Forum

We are looking for a highly numerate programmer /modeller to join our small multi disciplinary team building health models for the UK Health Forum/ Micro Health Simulations

Essential Skills
Highly numerate (graduate or higher in maths or mathematical sciences )

3-5 years experience in C++ software development /programming
Good communicator

Scientific software developer with background in classical MD

Application deadline: 1st September 2013

QuantumWise A/S is seeking a scientific software developer/application specialist in classical MD modeling. It is a permanent position in our core development team in Copenhagen, Denmark. We develop a leading-edge software platform for atomic-scale simulations with focus on simulation of emerging electronic devices. In this position, you will be in close contact with our end users, which involve some of the largest semiconductor companies and leading academic institutions in the world. QuantumWise is currently collaborating with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany on developing state-of-the-art classical molecular dynamics software for simulating properties of semiconductor devices, eg. structures, doping profiles and thermal properties. Your focus will be on the front end and on developing classical MD analysis capabilities, writing technical specifications, supporting customers, and method validation. The tasks require extensive experience with classical molecular dynamics and a talent for code development and scientific writing.

Research Associate: The Social Complexity of Immigration and Diversity (SCID)

Application deadline: 1st September 2013

1-year RA job @£29K p.a. doing agent-based modelling is available at the University of Manchester, associated with the SCID project ( This post will happen in close collaboration with the Centre for Policy Modelling (we will arrange a desk space and Research Fellow status at the CPM for the successful candidate, but they are working directly for our collaborators at the Institute for Social Change, down the road)

UM System Scientific Software Engineer (x2)

Application deadline: 29th August 2013

Salary: For Foundation Scientific Software Engineer starting £21,250 and for exceptional candidates up to £24,250 or for Scientific Software Engineer starting £25,500 and for exceptional candidates up to £29,100 + competitive benefits, including Civil Service Pension

Computational Biologist

Application deadline: 11th July 2013

Salary: £27,854, rising to £36,298

We require a computational biologist with expertise in modelling biological systems. Skills in R programming are essential; experience in biostatistical modelling is desirable. You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in some aspect of computational biology/modelling and an appropriate publication record for level of experience. The ability to analyse complex systems is important but adaptability is essential as we work in systems across a range of disciplines in different biological settings. You will work on a range of projects but will be expected to contribute to modelling in other settings and form part of a modelling team. You will join an expanding team of two academics and 3 PDRAs in the Biological, Clinical and Environmental Systems Modelling group in the School of Biology at Newcastle. We anticipate that you will develop your own research agenda in collaboration with other team members.

Researcher in microwave ocean remote sensing

Application deadline: 19th April 2013

£26,450 to £29,710 per annum

Satellite Oceanography, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, Directorate of Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

Lectureship at King's College London

Application deadline: 4th March 2013

The Physics Department at King's College London ( has an opening for a Lectureship in the Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter group. Any qualified person with specialisation in condensed matter theory or modeling will be considered.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computational Modelling

Application deadline: 6th February 2013

The University of Southampton has a significant community of computational modelling research and infrastructure across all our Faculties, offering a multitude of opportunities for state-of-the-art research that exploits the power of computer simulations. Southampton hosts the largest university-owned computational cluster in the United Kingdom (Iridis, 12,000 cores) and has more than 200 academic staff and their groups working on computational modelling. Southampton's EPSRC funded Doctoral Training Centre in Complex Systems Simulations is training 20 PhD students per year in the simulation of complex systems. One of only two European Microsoft Institutes for High Performance Computing is located at the University.

Systems Biology Research Fellow/Research Associate (Nottingham, Fixed-term)

Application deadline: 25th January 2013

Applicants are invited for a joint post in the School of Pharmacy and the School of Mathematical Sciences, in a project measuring and modelling the role of poly(A) metabolism in rapid transcriptional regulation.

Post-Doc Position: Physicist to analyse complex social simulation models

Application deadline: 26th August 2012

This is a EPSRC-funded post-doctoral position as part of the SCID project []( It is for a person with physics-skills/mindset who will be part of the complex systems group in the Department of Physics in the University of Manchester. The work is applying techniques from physics to modelling complex social simulation models. Thus some interest in simulation models may including more abstract individual-based simulations is also desirable.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Application deadline: 2nd August 2012

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Professor Jonathan Essex and Dr Chris-Kriton Skylaris on the simulation of the association of new types of lipid-based ligands with a protein that is central to the function of the human immune system.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics, UCD, Dublin

Application deadline: 21st June 2012

Prof. Des Higgins (of ClustalW fame) is looking for a Post-doc to work on multiple sequence alignment methods. (University College Dublin)

Research Fellow in Computational Mechanics (Bio-inspired structures)

Application deadline: 18th June 2012

The project is funded by the US Air Force for an initial period of 1 year with the possibility to extend to 3 years.

The ideal candidate would have experience in the development of isogeometric finite element techniques.

PhD in Computational Modelling and Simulation

Application deadline: 29th March 2012

The University of Pittsburgh is starting a new interdisciplinary PhD Program in Computational Modeling & Simulation and we are currently searching for candidates for Fall 2012.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Optical waveguides with microelectromechanical actuation

Application deadline: 19th February 2012

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position, which will initially be for 2 years, at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in the area of theory and modelling of optical waveguides with microelectromechanical actuation.

Project Manager, High Performance Computing Wales

Application deadline: 7th October 2011

High Performance Computing Wales (HPC Wales) is a £40 million five-year project to give businesses and universities involved in commercially focused research across Wales access to the most advanced and evolving computing technology available.

HPC Wales is a partnership between Welsh Government and the Higher Education Institutes in Wales who have established a Special Purpose Vehicle and Limited Company to deliver the project.

Fixed Term Research Assistant, College of Science, Department of Geography, Swansea University

Application deadline: 14th July 2011

The individual will conduct research in climate modelling in support of the National Centre for Earth Observation. This research focuses on the improvement of the Met Office JULES land-surface model. JULES is written in Fortran 90, and calculates the fluxes of carbon, water and energy from the land to the atmosphere, it combines models of various land-surface processes, e.g., evapotranspiration, photosynthesis and energy exchange. JULES can be used as a stand-alone model or can be coupled to a general circulation model of the atmosphere. The objective of the work is to improve the integration between the JULES model and satellite data. This will involve improving the calculation of absorption and scattering of solar radiation by the land surface vegetation in JULES.

BBSRC CASE PhD studentship: “Novel computational methods for drug discovery”

Application deadline: 31st May 2011

This is a prestigious BBSRC CASE PhD studentship which is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim who will enhance its tax-free stipend (approximately £16,000 p.a. and subject to annual increase) and will provide periods of placement within the company’s research laboratories in Germany.

Applicants should have a good (preferably first or 2:1) degree in Chemistry, Physics or related subject and a keen interest in computational chemistry and biochemistry.

EPSRC CASE PhD studenthship in Large-scale quantum simulations of chemical reactions on entire metal nanoparticles

Application deadline: 31st May 2011

This is a prestigious 42 month EPSRC CASE PhD studentship which is supported by Johnson Matthey who will enhance its tax-free stipend and will provide periods of placement within the company’s research laboratories.

Applicants should have a good (preferably first or 2:1) degree in Chemistry, Physics or related subject and a keen interest in computational chemistry.

Marie Curie Research Fellowship in Computational Aero-acoustics

Application deadline: 30th June 2011

An experienced researcher is required to work on a European project funded under the Marie Curie Actions (people) program to develop improved Computational Aero-Acoustics (CAA) tools for predicting noise propagation in turbofan aircraft engines.

Postdoctoral research fellow in Bioinformatics

Application deadline: 16th May 2011

You are invited to apply for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work closely with Dr R Edwards on a BBSRC-funded project to develop and apply computational tools for the prediction of protein motifs that mediate protein-protein interactions.

CFD research engineer at Wolfson Unit MTIA, University of Southampton

Application deadline: 4th April 2011

We are seeking an engineer to join one of the University’s most successful industrial units to provide consultancy using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

Nanoscale Device Modelling Research Positions IBM India

Application deadline: 30th June 2011

The IBM India Semiconductor Research and Development Center invites applications from outstanding scientists/engineers for multiple positions in the area of nano science and technology at IBM, Bangalore, India. The candidates are expected to contribute to the design, theory, and modeling of next generation semiconductor nanodevices. The research and development work involves ab-initio physics based modeling and Technology-CAD for the 32/22/14nm and beyond devices.

Chair in Computational Modelling of Molecular Systems - University of Southampton

Application deadline: 1st March 2011

Chair in Computational Modelling of Molecular Systems - Southampton

Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, School of Chemistry

You must be an established international leader, wishing to build a substantial research programme at Southampton. A track record of internationally leading and well funded research in computational modelling are both essential requirements. Candidates with outstanding research profiles in all relevant areas will be considered.

Joining the Computational Systems Chemistry group in the School of Chemistry, you will benefit from the University's recent investment in High Performance Computing (, the EPSRC-funded Institute for Complex Systems Simulation (, and the University's Computational Modelling Group ( You will be expected to contribute towards the teaching activities within the School.

Smarter Cities Technology Centre SCTC (IBM) Research Scientist Positions

Application deadline: 31st May 2011

The Smarter Cities Technology Centre (SCTC) is a new IBM Research Centre based in Dublin, Ireland. We are leading the transformation to Smarter Cities for our planet's population centres through an exciting programme of collaborative research with Universities, Vendors, Businesses and Government Agencies across the world. This research program is headed by one of IBM's Leading Scientists based in IBM Watson which is the main global centre for research in supercomputing.

IBM Smarter Planet would like to recruit 6 Senior Research Scientists in the following areas:

1) IBM Senior Research Scientist Communication Protocols and Network Architectures
2) IBM Senior Research Scientist Exascale Technologies
3) IBM Senior Research Scientist Parallel Discrete Event Simulations

Reader/Senior Lecturer in Operational Research/Management Science University of Southampton - School of Mathematics/School of Management

Application deadline: 26th November 2010

The LANCS Initiative (see is a £13 million project to expand UK research capacity in the foundations of Operational Research (OR). LANCS is a collaboration between four of the leading OR research groups in the UK (Lancaster, Cardiff and Nottingham are joined with Southampton in the Initiative).

Benefiting from their position within the research-oriented culture of a Russell Group University, the Schools of Management and Mathematics are seeking to consolidate strength in Operational Research/Management Science (OR/MS). Through the LANCS Initiative, three excellent appointments have already been made at Lecturer level. Applications are now invited for the post of Reader/Senior Lecturer in OR/MS. All four of these posts are joint appointments between the two Schools.

UCL - Centre for Computational Science - Research Associate Positions

Application deadline: 22nd November 2010

The Centre for Computational Science ( at UCL is seeking high quality applicants for a range of new projects described below. Several of these are aligned with the activities of the new UCL Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network ( The successful candidates will join a very active inter-disciplinary group, working on international projects in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and chemistry to life sciences and medicine.

PhDs & PostDocs, Applied Algorithmics Lab, UConn

Application deadline: 16th November 2010

Multiple Ph.D. and a post-doctoral position in the general area of bioinformatics are open in the Applied Algorithmics Lab at the University of Connecticut.

Imperial College London: non-clinical Lecturers for Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences

Application deadline: 4th January 2011

Imperial College London intends to appoint a significant number of non-clinical Lecturers to our Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences, with outstanding ability and potential.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Modelling the Resilience of Complex Infrastructure Systems

Application deadline: 9th November 2010

The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) invites applications from outstanding researchers for a post-doctoral research fellowship on the EPSRC-funded R-Futures project.

ECS is the pre-eminent school of its kind in the UK with a world-class reputation for computer science and electronics, and a growing reputation for fundamental and applied complex systems modelling.

The R-Futures research programme is led by Southampton and brings together a world-class interdisciplinary team to model the resilience of the UK’s interdependent infrastructure systems to natural hazards and malign threats. The research team combines social scientists with researchers in civil and environmental engineering and complex systems simulation.

This appointment is an opportunity for a researcher with proven ability in developing complex systems simulations for real-world problems in science or engineering. Experience in networks science or modelling transport or energy networks is desirable. An appetite for interdisciplinary collaboration is required.

Lectureship in Complex Systems Simulation

Application deadline: 15th November 2010

This appointment is an opportunity for a researcher with an outstanding track record to join and help to develop a complexity science activity within ECS’s Science and Engineering of Natural Systems (SENSe) research group.

Candidates should be engaged in a combination of fundamental and applied complexity science research, employing and developing novel computational methodologies. The use of complex systems simulation to help solve real-world problems in science or engineering will be an advantage. Experience of securing research funding and of teaching and supervising at undergraduate/post-graduate level is desirable. The successful applicant will be closely involved in Southampton’s Doctoral Training Centre in Complex Systems Simulation and will be expected to play a leading role in developing new collaborative research activities across the University.

Environmental e-Researcher

Application deadline: 22nd October 2010

Environmental e-Researcher

Closing date: 22nd October 2010
Post Type: full-time, fixed term 3 years

We need an imaginative and talented researcher to develop innovative computing techniques in support of cutting-edge research in climate science, Earth observation and other areas of environmental science.

You will be either an environmental scientist with a strong interest in computing or a computer scientist or software engineer with a strong interest in environmental science. You will need to be able to work individually and in small teams and to be able to communicate with colleagues from different disciplines.

Simulation of Earth System Processes: PhD Fellowships

Application deadline: 30th November 2010

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Potsdam University and Freie Universitt Berlin invite applications for

10 PhD fellowships in the field of simulation of Earth System processes.

We aim to train a new generation of young, interdisciplinary scientists with skills in combining applied geosciences with the development of physical concepts of Earth systems, mathematical abstraction, and the use of high-performance computing.

Roxar(Oxford): Using cloud computing for oilfield reservoir simulation

Application deadline: 24th September 2010

Industrial Mathematics KTN and Roxar ( are seeking an academic partner and a PhD student with an expertise in cloud computing for an Industrial Mathematics Internship.

Roxar(Oxford): Using cloud computing for oilfield reservoir simulation

**Person Specification**
Strong programming skills are required, especially in scripting languages.

Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID): Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Networks/Complexity

Application deadline: 15th August 2010

The Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID) is recognized as a global leader in research to advance human well-being and economic progress in the developing world by expanding the understanding of development challenges and offering viable solutions to global poverty. The CID has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Networks and Economic Complexity to conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of economic development for the Growth and Empowerment Labs based at the CID.

PhD vacancy: Modelling Roundabout Capacities

Application deadline: 31st July 2010

Roundabouts are currently modelled by the software package ARCADY through the empirical relationships that predict the capacity of a roundabout given its geometry. These ARCADY relationships were developed through regression analysis on the geometry of a set of test roundabouts, but the developments of new roundabout layouts combined with gradual changes in vehicle characteristics and driver behaviour mean that these relationships need to be expanded to encompass a wider range of scenarios.

PhD position available to apply computing/programming to oceanography and climate

Application deadline: 20th August 2010

NOTE DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 20 AUGUST -- A funded PhD position is available in the National Oceanography Centre from Oct 2010 to study the Agulhas current from Space. This will suit an engineer of physicist with strong computing skills who desires to apply those skills to oceanography and climate

Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Parallel Computing for Partial Differential Equations in Biomechanics

Application deadline: 7th June 2010

Post-doctoral research fellow sought to work for three years on an EPSRC-funded project entitled Acoustic Localisation of Coronary Artery Stenosis. This project is concerned with mathematical modelling and development of novel software for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It is a joint effort with biomedical engineers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts & The Royal London NHS Trust (Whitechapel), and with mathematicians at North Carolina State University.

FEA & Structural Analysis

Application deadline: 30th May 2010

We need to recruit engineers with good knowledge of FEA
and/or Fracture & Fatigue.

Research Fellow

Application deadline: 24th May 2010

Development of Surrogate Modelling Techniques for Applications in Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Structured PhD Programme, Dublin, Ireland.

Application deadline: 31st March 2010

There are excellent postgraduate opportunities for EU resident students with a good degree in a variety of disciplines to receive an interdisciplinary 4-year PhD training in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, based in Dublin (funded through IRCSET GREP and by SFI).

Research Associate: Theoretical Physics, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester

Application deadline: 3rd March 2010

School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Applied Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis

Application deadline: 7th January 2010

Post-doctoral research fellow sought to work for three years on an EPSRC funded project Acoustic Localisation of Coronary Artery Stenosis. This is concerned with mathematical modelling and development of novel software for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It is a joint effort with biomedical engineers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts & The Royal London NHS Trust (Whitechapel), and with mathematicians at North Carolina State University.

Scientific IT Specialist at the Albert Einstein Institute

Application deadline: 15th January 2010

The Astrophysical Relativity Division of the Albert Einstein Institute (Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) in Potsdam (Germany) seeks a creative individual with experience in both scientific research and information technology (IT) to fill a new hybrid research/IT position within the Institute. While great flexibility is left in the vision of the position, which the candidate will also help define, the successful applicant is expected to assist the scientists in their computational efforts to model sources of gravitational waves. On a case-by-case basis, the successful applicant may also negotiate a fraction of his/her time for use in independent research.