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    Junior Software Scientist at Science & Technology Facilities Council (Didcot, UK)
    Science & Technology Facilities Council Employer
    Didcot, UK
    Job Type
    Job Location
    Full Time
    Didcot, UK

    Job Description:

    Junior Software Scientist

    Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

    Salary £24,777 -26,932 (inclusive of annual allowance and dependent on skills and experience)

    Full time/Open-Ended

    The Role

    Are you a recent PhD science graduate interested in a career in scientific software development? We are offering exciting new roles within our team where successful candidates will receive formal, professional software development training in addition to a wealth of on-the-job training from highly experienced scientific software engineers. In this accelerated development scheme, you will be interacting with scientists to convert scientific requirements and research objectives into software for achieving these goals. You will be a part of a large, collaborative and globally distributed team of fellow developers helping to solve scientific problems with software.

    Who are we?

    The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

    ISIS is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials. 

    About you

    The ideal candidate would be a recent PhD graduate in a STEM discipline (not Computing), who is interesting in switching careers from research to professional software development. You will have a strong interest in software development, be a fast learner, have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be able to communicate effectively with developers and scientists alike, friendly and helpful manner, and a logical, analytical approach to problem solving.


    • Formal software development training which is funded by the STFC.

    • Travel to conferences/meetings both domestic and international.

    • Relocation allowance.

    • Strong emphasis on work-life balance.

    • 30 days’ annual leave.

    • Flexible working hours.

    • On-site nursery.

    • Exceptional pension scheme.

    • Social and sporting activities and societies.

    • Subsidised on-site restaurants and cafes.

    • Excellent public transport links.

    How To Apply

    Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

    Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000. 

    For an informal chat about the role please contact Lamar Moore (01235445683) or Nick Draper (01235567212).

    Closing Date 28th April 2019

    Skills required:


    Flexible Hours
    Letter of Recommendation
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