Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Scientific Computing

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,604 - £33,518 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Scientific Computing to join the Scientific Computing Group at the Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by STFC and ERC and is fixed-term until 31 December 2018.

The postholder will work on the AstroAccelerate project that focuses on developing GPU accelerated software for processing time-domain radio astronomy data in real-time.

You will be responsible for: helping with the development of GPU accelerated software for processing astronomy data in real-time; managing existing code base; incorporating new code (written in c and CUDA) into our existing code base; maintaining documentation and web presentation of our work; responding to questions from the user community.

You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil in physics, mathematics, computer science or a related subject (or near completion) together with relevant experience. Good coding standards, proficiency in a Linux like environment and experience in signal processing or radio astronomy are essential. Ability to manage git repositories.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Wes Armour using the email address below.

Further information can be found at:

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.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 20 December 2017 can be considered.

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

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Contact: Dr Wes Armour