CCP4 Computational Scientist

Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • London & South East England
  • £38,318.00 - £42,576.00
  • Contract
  • Closing date 01 Nov 2019

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Salary: £38,318 to £42,576 (dependent upon experience and inclusive of a sector-based allowance)
Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, Didcot

Join our team
CCP4 is a large project with the aim of developing and maintaining state of the art analysis software for macromolecular crystallography (MX). We are seeking a new Computational Scientist who is enthusiastic to work in the core CCP4 team at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

About the role
You will conduct a computer study of multiple scattering effects in Electron Diffraction (ED) by performing large-scale simulations in various crystal systems, comparative analysis of the results with available experimental data and preparation of the theoretical and methodological background for efficient processing of ED data with a substantial contribution from multiple scattering.

You will be able to perform the following tasks:

•    Produce highly optimised code for ED simulations
•    Identify suitable crystal systems for representative ED simulations
•    Conduct large-scale ED simulations and analyse results
•    Based on ED simulation results, formulate and implement numerical models for multiple scattering effects in ED, which   would be useful for effective reduction to kinematic (single-scattering) approximation.
•    Write scientific reports and publications, and present results at scientific meetings and conferences.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact: Dr Eugene Krissinel at eugene.krissinel@stfc.ac.uk

About you
It is essential that you are educated to degree level in a numerate science subject or computer science and fluent in C, C++ or Fortran programming languages. You will also have the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems as well as the ability to build key relationships both internally and externally.

It is not essential, but experience of large-scale computer simulations and knowledge of crystallography would be beneficial.

About us
At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), one of Europe’s largest research organisations, the expertise of our computing staff is key to making our research happen. We work with the very latest technologies to drive advances in both hardware and software that have genuine real-world applications. Whether it is the search for the Higgs Boson and dark matter, analysing climate data or genomics, our systems tackle the biggest and most challenging problems in scientific computing.

What we offer
In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered.

Receipted relocation expenses may be available for this role.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 1st November 2019.

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