The technology job gap in the US

The IT industry has been booming, giving high prospect to computer science degree holders. This infographic The Technology Job Gap highlights some little-known facts: for example, 9 out of 10 high schools in the US are not offering computer science classes, yet it is expected that IT will generate a million jobs in the US over the next decade.

Triple R interviews Simon Hettrick

Whilst attending the Research Bazaar in Melbourne last month Simon Hettrick, our Deputy Director, was invited to speak about the Institute's work on Triple R radio - Australia's largest community radio station. On the Byte into It show, Simon discusses some of the issues close to his heart, including the Institute's policy work and the campaign for Research Software Engineers.

The show was broadcast on 4 March 2015. An audio stream is available on the Triple R website (the interview starts 21 minutes into the show).

EPSRC seeking to recognise exceptional UK ICT doctoral students

Only 30 places left for Collaborations Workshop 2015 - register soon!

With only 30 places left, you will have to register soon if you want to take part in this year’s Collaborations Workshop.

Scientific Software Engineer positions at the UK Met Office

The UK Met Office is currently recruiting scientific software engineers (at varying levels of seniority). Please see the job advert below for more details. Closing date is 29th March 2015.


Maintenance on SSI website on Friday

The web server hosting the SSI website will be undergoing minor maintenance between 08:00 - 09:30 UTC on Friday 6th March. Please accept our apologies for any unavailability of our website during this time.

CW15 - Keynote speaker announced - Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith of CASA, UCL

We are please to announce that our keynote speaker at Collaborations Workshop 2015 (CW15) wil

Research position in health and research data informatics

  • College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology Health Sciences
  • Salary Grade 8 - £40,847 to £45,954 per annum
  • Fixed term contract until 31 July 2016

The University of Leicester is ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture led the Times Higher Education to describe the university as "elite without being elitist".

This specialised research position is designed to take forward high-level research projects within the Jisc funded BRISSkit programme of research. Innovative and novel approaches will be devised and implemented with the purpose of furthering understanding in the field and disseminating the results of studies to an international community of scientists.

You will have a PhD and extensive postdoctoral experience in a relevant research area, such as bioinformatics or medical informatics and clear evidence of research productivity, including the publication of at least three first-author papers in international journals Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to jat26 [at] le [dot] ac [dot] uk (Dr Jonathan Tedds).

For further information and details about this position, read the job summary.

EGI 2015 workshop to explore how to choose an open license for data or code

A special workshop on how to choose the right open licence for code and data will take place at this year's EGI Conference, in Lisbon on Tuesday May 19th at 11.00.

The workshop will address the at times contradictory advice presently available from a range of online sources. This advice will be compared and contrasted with the experiences of developers, who will provide a series of 10 minute presentations on a variety of related subjects.