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Senior Research Software Engineer



7d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • £51.5K - £60.5K
  • London
  • 2hrs left

AI generated summary

  • You need a degree or equivalent experience, passion for learning, software development expertise, and excellent communication skills. Experience in health informatics or research software engineering is a plus. Analytical problem-solving skills are essential.
  • You will design, maintain, and support scientific software, collaborate with research teams, train researchers, and build software to meet new challenges.


  • For all roles it is essential that you have either a suitable degree or equivalent professional experience, according to seniority. An aptitude and enthusiasm for learning new skills, and a knowledge of and commitment to software development best practices, are critical. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • We have multiple vacancies at Senior level are especially interested in applicants with a good understanding of health informatics and electronic health records, or those who have worked developing software in a research and innovation healthcare environment.
  • You will have experience of analysing, researching, and solving complex programming problems.
  • The job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please supply a cover letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria in the person specification.


  • In the job of Senior Research Software Engineer, you will design, extend, refactor, and maintain scientific software in all subject areas, providing expert software engineering collaboration services to world-leading research teams, training researchers in programming best practices, and working with scientists and scholars to build software to meet new research challenges. With such a varied job we don’t expect our candidates to know it all from the start. It is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, spending time to study both the research areas we support and the specialist technologies applied.


What is the salary range for the Senior Research Software Engineer position?

The salary range for the Senior Research Software Engineer position is £51,474–£60,521.

Is this a full-time position?

Yes, this is a full-time position.

What is the location of this position?

The location of this position is London.

Can international applicants apply for this position?

Yes, international applicants who require a visa can apply for this position.

Is there an opportunity for part-time, flexible, or job share working arrangements?

Yes, we will consider applications for part-time, flexible, or job share working arrangements.

What are some benefits of working in this role?

Some benefits of working in this role include a yearly promotion scheme, 41 days holiday, additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme, and opportunities for career progression within UCL.

Are there opportunities for training and professional development in this role?

Yes, there are opportunities for training and professional development in this role, including the chance to develop new skills and study research areas supported by the department.

What types of backgrounds and experiences are preferred for applicants to this position?

Applicants with a good understanding of health informatics, electronic health records, or experience developing software in a research and innovation healthcare environment are preferred for this position.

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UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with a community of approximately 50,000 students and staff. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. We are a research-intensive university and a member of the UK’s Russell Group. We are a diverse community with staff from across the world, and are the only university to hold both a Silver Athena SWAN award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. Join us to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.