PRiSM Research Software Engineer

Salary Grade: Grade 6a, SCP 24 to 27, currently £27,830 to £30,395 per annum (pending review)
Closing date: Midday Thursday 5th September 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 24th September 2019

This role is a full time, 3-year fixed term contract commencing as soon as possible after 1 October 2019.

The RNCM is seeking to appoint a Research Software Engineer to join its ground-breaking interdisciplinary research centre PRiSM, the RNCM Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music.

Launched in October 2017, PRiSM brings together researchers and practitioners in composition, performance, mathematics, artificial intelligence, music perception and big data to engage in creative research collaborations between the sciences and music. The RNCM was recently awarded £914,000 from Research England’s prestigious E3 fund to expand excellence within PRiSM and this is a new role that builds on this success.

This exciting opportunity will enable the post-holder to develop an independent research profile through creative collaborations with other members of the PRiSM team and external partners. The post-holder will provide research software engineering support to PRiSM and be in a position to share technical knowledge with the team in the first post of its kind at the RNCM.

The post will suit an experienced research software engineer with a strong track record in collaborative design and development of software tools, excellent team-working skills, experience of working in an interdisciplinary team and providing software and systems support. PRiSM is a young dynamic research group that is committed, energetic and passionate about interdisciplinary research between the creative arts and the sciences and the potential for this research to make a real contribution to society. The post-holder will be excited by the opportunity to make a major contribution to PRiSM at this crucial stage in its development.

For full details regarding this role please view the job description and person specification, which can be found in the download section.

To apply please submit a copy of your CV, links to examples of software developed on e.g. GitHub are also strongly encouraged. Please ensure that you complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring information and submit this along with your application.

Applications are to be submitted to our Human Resources Department via email to

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be submitted to the panel.

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email from our Human Resources Department confirming that your application has been received (please note that this email is not automated). Due to high volume of applications, after this communication only candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Informal enquiries regarding the role should be addressed to Professor Emily Howard, Director of PRiSM via email at and any general questions should be addressed to Bebee Wood, Human Resources Assistant via email at