We are seeking a Research Computing Technician who will be based in the world class School of Psychology & Neuroscience. The workshop within the School specialises in designing and creating bespoke research and teaching apparatus and software applications for use in the School’s research and teaching labs and field stations in the UK and overseas. Individuals are encouraged to be innovative and are supported to reach their personal and professional goals.
Working closely with the project technicians, IT Manager and Software Programmer the successful applicant will be responsible for the design and development of software applications for a wide range of research, teaching and public engagement projects. The applicant will support researchers and students in the development of their own code and provide second line support for research computing. The applicant must have a high attention to detail and a methodical approach to testing and documenting their code. A knowledge of Python or another scripting language is essential.
The successful applicant should hold an HND (or equivalent) in IT or allied subjects with proven experience in software development, ideally at least 3 years. A flexible and positive team player with the ability to manage their own workload autonomously is essential.
Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Jackie MacPherson, email: email@example.com or Ken Munro, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in technician posts at the University.
The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/immigration/.
Closing Date: 14 September 2020
Please quote ref: TG1193DD
Further particulars: TG1193DD FPs.doc
School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Salary: £27,511 - £32,816 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible