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Research Data Scientist


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Jul 28, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Research Software Engineer to lead our participation in the Horizon 2020 project. The successful candidate will continue development of the Technology Radar as an evolution of the current development and deployment of the Radar ( This will involve the development of both the software used to underpin the radar and design of the taxonomy that projects presented in the radar are classified.  As well as developing the radar the successful candidate will also develop new analytics tools to provide insights on the Software Development ecosystem and landscape within both EC and, in future, EU27 national project funding domains,


Building on previous developments the successful candidate will support the analysis of relevant H2020 and EU27 nationally funded projects utilising the Marketing and Technology Readiness Levels (MTRL) Framework as developed collaboratively by the group to enable understanding of readiness for production of project outputs and provide insights to projects on their progression, 


This position is a fixed-term post until the 1st March 2023, renewable subject to funds. The successful appointee will be based in the Advanced e-Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Research Group led by Prof David Wallom at the Oxford e-Research Centre, within the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science. The group research and develop services and systems to advance the utilisation of ICT in research including Cloud Computing, Software and Cybersecurity.


The successful candidate should hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD or equivalent industrial devOps experience. They need to have Demonstrable experience of developing web based applications using tools such as JavaScript, Node.js, SVG and related libraries (d3, svg.js), HTML, CSS. They need to have experience of software development deployments within containerised environments and as this is a devOps post should understand the utilisation of best practce software development and management. The successful candidate should have strong written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts between different groups of stakeholders. They will also possess good organisational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects.


This position also offers the opportunity to contribute to the development of a tool that is being increasingly used by the European Commission to understand the development of ecosystems of funded projects within multiple units of the Commission.


Only online applications received before midday on the 28 July 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Prof. David Wallom

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