Full-time open-ended research software engineer position

We are seeking a full-time research software engineer at Warwick to work with Professor John Cremona on those parts of the OpenDreamKit project connected with the LMFDB in relation to Work Package 6. The position is open-ended. The post holder will be employed within the Scientific Computing Research Technology Platform (RTP) at Warwick, initially under secondment to Professor Cremona for the duration of the ODK project, together with longer-term responsibilities for the development and support of research software across the University.

Job advertisement

The full advertisement may be found here.


Deadline for applications: 26 January 2017.


The developer will work at the University of Warwick, UK.

Mission and activities

Initially, to work as part of the OpenDreamKit collaboration, on those parts of WP6 related to the LMFDB project. Longer term, to play a leading role in the development of research software support at Warwick.

Skills requirements

See the See the full job advertisement for a detailed job description, and a list f essential and desirable criteria for the person to be appointed.


Until 31 August 2019, the position will be mainly funded by

OpenDreamKit, a Horizon 2020 European Research Infrastructure project that will run for four years, starting from September

  1. This project brings together the open-source computational mathematics ecosystem – and in particular LinBox, MPIR, SageMath, GAP, PARI/GP, LMFDB, Singular, MathHub, and the IPython/Jupyter interactive computing environment. – toward building a flexible toolkit for Virtual Research Environments for mathematics. Lead by Université Paris-Sud, this project involves about 50 people spread over 15 sites in Europe, with a total budget of about 7.6 million euros.

From 1 September 2019 the post will be funded by the University of Warwick.

Further particulars

See the full job advertisement.

Expressions of interest

Interested candidates should send an email to Professor John Cremona (j.e.cremona@warwick.ac.uk) for further information about the position, as soon as possible.

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