Senior Research Software Engineer

Job Reference : E&PS-08092
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 23/05/2016
Salary : £38,896 to £47,801 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Information Management
Hours Per week : full time
Contract Duration : 24 months

Applications are invited for the above post to lead and co-ordinate identifier and interoperability efforts in Life Science Research Infrastructure provision across Europe.

The post is based in the eScience Lab at the School of Computer Science. You will be required to work across projects associated with European Research Infrastructures in the Life Sciences.

This is a challenging, varied and rewarding technical leadership post that combines software development (20%), Community Management (40%) and analysis of standards, platforms, infrastructure and use cases (40%), with a primary focus on supporting seamless interoperability across European investments in the Life Sciences.

You will rally the community efforts and approach around Identifier best practice and interoperability in the Research Infrastructures; co-ordinating input from key stakeholders and tracking the impact of resulting community standards in this space.

You will be required to travel and collaborate widely and thus will require excellent communication skills, a social personality and deep technical knowledge and experience of software platforms and architectures of relevance to the Life Sciences.

Candidates will require a good Honours degree and a relevant PhD (or equivalent experience) and some understanding of Life Science Research is desirable.

Please see the Job Description below for a full list of requirements for applicants.

The School of Computer Science is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Shoaib Sufi, Technical Project Manager


0161 275 7034

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Friday 22 April 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.