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Researcher in Software and Data Processing Development for the Square Kilometre Array


Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927

Closing date

Jul 04, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Researcher in Software and Data Processing Development for the Square Kilometre Array to join Professor Wes Armour’s Scientific Computing project team at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford e-Research Centre). The post is funded by STFC and is fixed-term to 31 December 2024.


The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. The scale of the SKA represents a huge challenge in both engineering and scientific computing. As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists and engineers, working together to deliver this unique instrument.


You should possess a degree in a scientific discipline, or equivalent experience in scientific computing. Have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will need a good knowledge of either python, C or C++ and be able to demonstrable knowledge of modern development tools and practices (such as revision control, testing, debuggers, and profilers).


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Wesley Armour (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Monday 04 July 2022 can be considered.


You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement and describe how your past experience fits with the advertised position, a 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

Professor Wes Armour

Contact email