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Software Engineer


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263

Closing date

Jun 11, 2024 12:00PM



The Impact and Shock Mechanics Laboratory (ISML) is seeking a highly motivated and innovative scientist to develop and lead a new data science project as a software engineer through a Prosperity Partnership on Inertial Fusion Energy, sponsored by UKRI and First Light Fusion, and in collaboration with Imperial College London, Oxford Physics, and University of York. The ability to think outside the box with creativity, along with having the drive and ambition to develop those ideas in a highly integrated numerical/experimental research landscape is what we value in our colleagues.


You will be working alongside full-time researchers generating a wide range of scientific data, from raw experimental measurements, to analysed results, through to simulation outputs. You will contribute to the creation and implementation of a universal schema and data storing standard, to be used across the Partnership, to ensure access, compatibility, and utilisation in advanced computational routines.


You will hold a Master’s degree in engineering, computer science or related subject and have expertise in programming languages, e.g. C++  / Java / Python / Matlab. Familiarity with data serialisation formats, e.g. JSON, YAML together with expertise with building and querying database and s version control tools is essential.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Daniel Eakins (


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on 11th June 2024 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. 

 Keywords Software, programming, database, front-end, data storage

Contact name

Daniel Eakins

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