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Research Software Engineer: Data Visualisation

Are you interested in supporting social sciences research in a growing research centre committed to using consumer data for the public good? Would you like to develop a career in the emerging field of Research Data Science?

Formed in 2014, the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at Leeds delivers insights into human behaviour using consumer and commercial datasets. The CDRC continues to grow; and is seeking a Research Software Engineer who can help us deliver impact from our data assets and projects.  We are looking for someone who is data-literate, driven and creative. The role will entail building and maintaining interactive web-based data visualisations and other web applications; contributing to the CDRC’s mission to develop innovative and impactful data products and outputs. You should have a good understanding of project delivery, from inception through to dissemination; have experience in dealing with a range of internal and external stakeholders; and be comfortable providing technical advice, including to non-experts.

The CDRC is located within the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) at the University of Leeds. We are looking for a capable and driven individual with the capability, inventiveness and initiative to work alongside our established team of data scientists and internationally recognised academics; to drive this activity to more ambitious levels.

We have recently made a significant investment in our data infrastructure and analytical/software engineer staff. Having moved to a cloud-based research platform in mid-2021, we want to further develop and embed new and improved ways of working; and support our researchers in realising the exciting opportunities our enhanced infrastructure can bring.

As a Research Software Engineer (Data Visualisation) you will provide a range of technical software development-, data visualisation- and cloud-computing-related activities that enhance research outcomes, improve impact and accelerate productivity. You will work with researchers from both across and beyond the University.

What we offer in return:

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Oliver Mansell, Centre Manager, CDRC


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 30 September 2024 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 04 January 2023
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 February 2023
Reference:  ENVGE1198
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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