Research Software Engineer Ref 10271

School/department: School of Engineering and Informatics/Department of Informatics
Hours: Full or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term for two years
Reference: 10271
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  17 January 2023
Closing date: 27 February 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description

A full time Research Software Engineer position is available in the Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL), to work on a dynamic research programme at the intersections of computational technology, society, culture and environment. You will be responsible for providing technical software engineering expertise across a broad range of interdisciplinary research projects. This will involve collaborating with researchers, supporting the use of relevant technologies and contributing software engineering skills to research projects.

Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL) research investigates the interactions between computational technology, culture, society and environment and is one of the four Strategic Research Programmes at the University of Sussex. As an interdisciplinary research programme, SHL members span the arts, humanities, engineering, informatics, social sciences, life sciences and the University library. The interdisciplinary nature of the team means you will have the opportunity to have strong creative input in a wide variety of tasks, working with pioneering academic researchers and partners. SHL research has a wide reach, from community archives to AI, media theory to conservation technology, critical heritage to intersectional feminism, digital humanities to experimental music technology and critical making.

For more information including insight into recent research projects please see:

Situated within the SHL you will have ample opportunities to engage with and contribute to a vibrant research environment. You will be a part of a growing RSE team at the University and have opportunity to work with a variety of computing technologies (from microcontrollers to GPU clusters) and develop new skills in research computing.

Please contact James Knight, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Re 10271 [PDF 258.55KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

This role has been assigned an eligible SOC code and meets the salary requirements for Skilled Worker Sponsorship if full time. Please consult our Skilled Worker Visa information page  for further information about Visa Sponsorship.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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