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Applications for Software Sustainability Institute Fellows 2016 now open!

Applications for the Software Sustainability institute Fellows 2016 are now open.

Institute Fellow Robin Wilson speaking about provenance tracking for Python at EuroSciPy

Have you ever run a Python script to produce some outputs and then forgotten exactly how you created them? For example, you created plot.png a few weeks ago and now you want to use it in a publication.

Research Software Engineers wanted - University of Oxford, Life Science

The Oxford e-Research Centre is looking for a Research Software Engineer to join their team. The ideal candidate will be a motivated individual with software engineering experience (web application frameworks or backend development) and leadership ability to contribute to:

  • a growing portfolio of data and knowledge management projects funded by several UK, EU, NIH and pharma-funded projects,
  • infrastructure activities for the ELIXIR-UK node of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE programme,
  • two NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative’s centres around data indexing and metadata registry.

The successful candidate will be joining a group running a number of projects. For more details and instructions on how to apply, visit the Oxford recruitment website.

Data Repository Developer Post available at STFC

STFC is seeking a Data Repository Developer to join its team at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory helping to design and build systems to manage and cross-link research outputs in support of the scientists and engineers of STFC.


RCUK seeking feedback on Draft Concordat on Open Research Data

A draft concordat on Open Research Data has been developed under the auspices of the UK Open Research Data Forum by a multi-stakeholder working group,

HPC Consultant sought for Cambridge High Performance Computing Service

The High Performance Computing Service at the University of Cambridge are recruiting an HPC Consultant to work under the direction of the Head of Scientific Computing Support. The role-holder will undertake research and service duties across several projects in the context of the core mission of the Scientific Computing support team.

Pirbright Institute recruiting Bioinformatics e-Learning Officer

The Pirbright Institute is recruiting a Bioinformatics e-Learning Officer to improve the provision of training of bioinformatics and biomathematics within the Institute, and liaising with training efforts at other institutes strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Citizen Science Projects: share your data management experience, today!

This is a reminder to help the Citizen Science community by sharing your experiences on data management practices!

Citizens' contributions to scientific processes, i.e. Citizen Science initiatives, are blossoming all over geographic scales and disciplines. A Citizen Science and Smart City Summit , organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in 2014, identified the management of citizen-collected data as a major barrier to the re-usability and integration of these contributions across borders. The JRC is now following up on these findings with a survey designed to capture the state of play with regard to data management practices on the local, national and continental scales.

Anyone involved in Citizen Science projects are being asked to take the survey to provide the JRC and Citizen Science practitioners around the globe with invaluable information and insight into Citizen Science projects and best practices.

Experienced Python programmer wanted to work on humanitarian applications

Flowminder is a non-profit organisation that produces revolutionary analyses for humanitarian purposes based on mobile phone call records. It is used to assist local governments and the UN in responding to major events, such as the Nepal earthquake and the Ebola epidemic.

We are looking for an experienced Python programmer to work full-time with us until the end of December 2015, with the potential for further work after this date. You would be writing code to process large volumes of mobile phone data, producing outputs for aid agencies and performing analyses of these outputs. A professional approach is essential, as you will be producing potentially life-saving information for global agencies using sensitive data.

You must be able to write well-documented, maintainable code, and will have significant experience in Python, along with skills in one or more of:

  • Python data analysis libraries (such as pandas, numpy and matplotlib
  • Version control
  • Automated testing
  • Linux server administration
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning

Salary: £700 per week. Ideally you will be located in Southampton, UK. Other solutions with repeated travel to Southampton can be discussed.

For further information please contact robin [at] rtwilson [dot] com (Robin Wilson)