Job Description

College of Science and Engineering  / School of Physics and Astronomy / Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics / Particle Physics Theory

Full Time; 35 hrs per week

Fixed Term; 2 years (starting as soon as possible)

We are looking for a Research Software Engineer in lattice field theory, funded by the STFC DiRAC facility.

The Opportunity:

This position will support research software development for the STFC DiRAC projects running at the Particle Physics Theory group in Edinburgh. The research goal of these projects are to support actual efforts in finding physics beyond the Standard Model using lattice simulations. These calculations are expected to be performed using resources from the national supercomputing facility DiRAC.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD (awarded or near completion) in Physics.
  • Strong knowledge of the lattice formulation of gauge quantum field theories.
  • Experience of C++ parallel programming in UNIX environments.
  • Experience using supercomputing systems.
  • Capable of working independently, exercising a high degree of initiative and demonstrating a pro-active and flexible approach to work.
  • Informal enquiries welcome to

    Please apply online uploading a CV and a research statement including a portfolio of selected software development contributions, including public repository links if relevant.

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. The particle theory group at the University of Edinburgh has an excellent tradition and a very strong ongoing research effort in lattice field theory. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success.

    You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits , staff discounts, , flexible working and much more. Access our for further information and use our to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our webpages.

    The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

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