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Measuring the Impact of Workshops (MIW) - apply to participate

The Software Sustainability Institute is very pleased to announce the 'Measuring the Impact of Workshops' (MIW) workshop.

Announcing the Research Data Visualisation Workshop

The Research Data Visualisation Workshop will take place on July 28th, 2016 at the University of Manchester. If you create data visualisations and plan to visualise new data sets or would like to know about data visualisation toolings and uses then this is the workshop for you. We will bring together a small but focused group of people to show the state of the art in data visualisation practices and tools in different areas and provide help for you to create your own visualisations during the hands-on session.

For more information and to register please see the workshop page.

Mozilla Fellowships for Science 2016

Mozilla Science Lab has open applications for the Mozilla Fellowships for Science programme in its 2016 edition. Applicants with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open, should apply before July 16th, 2016, at 5:00 am. Fellows will spend ten months starting September 2016 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.

Mozilla Science Lab is a community of researchers, developers, and librarians making research open and accessible. They empower open science leaders through fellowships, mentorship, and project-based learning.

For further information and how to apply, please visit Mozilla Fellowships for Science.

R Consortium and Software Carpentry Instructor Training

Thanks to generous sponsorship from the R Consortium, Software Carpentry is running a two-day R instructor training class in Cambridge on September 19-20, 2016. If you are active in the R and/or Software and Data Carpentry communities, and wish to take part in this training, please fill in this application form. We will select applicants, and notify everyone who applied, by June 30, 2016; those who are selected will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation. If you have any questions, please mail training [at] software-carpentry [dot] org.

First ever conference of Research Software Engineers - call for participation

The RSE Conference (15-16 September 2016, Manchester) is the first conference to focus exclusively on the issues that affect people who write and use software in research. We're looking for submissions to our workshops and talks programmes that will investigate and communicate ideas and expertise from the RSE community.

It is not a standard academic conference! We welcome researchers, but we also want to hear from people who may not typically attend conferences. It’s a community conference: get involved and help us build the RSE Community.

From running a workshop, sharing your ideas or simply attending, there are many ways in which you can participate. We want to hear from you about the new technologies and techniques that help you in your work. We want your opinions on what will make the conference even more useful. And, of course, we want you to attend!

We’ve described the many different ways you can participate below. Take a look, and get in touch if you’d like more information.

Learning to code isn't scary!

Peter Bickerton and Institute Fellow, Rob Davey, both of TGACPosted by s.sufi on Thursday 12 May 2016.

Data Carpentry is hiring a Deputy Director of Assessment

Data Carpentry (http://datacarpentry.org) seeks to hire a full-time staff member to direct its assessment activities.

ContentMine Fellowships - applications due 3 June 2016

ContentMine is a scholarly assistant for the 21st Century - a team of researchers and developers building an open source pipeline for mining facts from the scientific literature: from genes to species, diseases to chemicals.

Senior Research Software Engineer post at University of Manchester

The eScience Lab at the University of Manchester is currently seeking a Senior Research Software Engineer to work on standards,

Research Associate/Research Software Engineer in Massive Scale Complex Systems Simulation with Accelerated Computing

A new position is available as a Research Associate/Research Software Engineer (at the University of Sheffield, UK) in the area of complex systems modelling using emerging high performance parallel architectures. 

This post can be configured in two different ways. Either as a 3 year Research Associate/Research Software Engineer only, or as a 5 year post working as a Research Associate/Research Software Engineer (60%) and a Research Software Consultant (40%). Candidate’s preference for either option will be discussed at the interview stage. 

The overall goal of this post is to provide long-term software and development management for the FLAME and FLAME GPU packages that are used extensively within EPSRC-funded research. The post has the option to be extended from 3 - 5 years through research software consultancy via the newly formed Research Software Engineering Sheffield Initiative. The position would suit either a Software Developer with experience working in an academic environment, or a Researcher working in the area of application and implementation of software. In either case applicants should be excellent software developers with experience of writing performance oriented code in C or C++. An understanding of parallel computing techniques with some experience of accelerated computing with GPUs is essential and hands on experience of multi-core techniques and interdisciplinary research is highly desirable. A PhD in software engineering or computer science (or equivalent experience) is essential.