NA Positions, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

We have an fixed-term opening for an outstanding, ambitious junior researcher to join the Numerical Analysis Group at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Oxford, England. The Group’s main focus is on topics relating to large-scale numerical linear algebra and optimization.

The position will involve undertaking novel independent and collaborative scientific research at an international level in an area of computational numerical analysis that is closely related to the existing research interests of the Group. The role will also contribute to developing, supporting and maintaining software within the Group’s key software projects (notably HSL, SPRAL and GALAHAD).

Further responsibilities will include developing national and international research collaborations, and working with colleagues on the development and expansion of projects involving STFC scientific facilities (notably the ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source, Diamond Light Source and RAL Space).

For further details, please visit
or contact us (, by email for particular queries. The closing date for applications is the 14th of May 2017, with interviews scheduled for the 12th of June 2017.

We also have an opening for a software engineer to join the group.  The new role will involve developing, supporting and maintaining software within the Group’s key software projects, and will also involve helping and advising users of the Group’s software. This is a post that will appeal to a highly-motivated and proactive software developer with a mathematical background and experience of software engineering.  For further details, please visit


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