Research Computing Advisor

St Andrews
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Created: January 25, 2013


IT Services (University of St Andrews) is looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in e-Research to join the Research Computing Team as Research Computing Advisor. The Team currently consists of two staff and several volunteers. It forms part of the Service Delivery Group within IT Services. Central to the role of this post are advising academic staff on how they can use technology to achieve their research and teaching goals, assisting in the preparation of applications for research funding, and helping the Team with the delivery of services related to the electronic publication of research outcomes and research data management. 

You will be educated to degree-level in a relevant subject and will have experience of using computers to assist research. Knowledge of sustainability issues related to the creation of digital resources and an overview of research data management issues are also essential.

You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Problem solving and analytical skills are crucial as the role requires the translation of academic concepts and workflows into technical solutions. Although the role is not mainly technical, web authoring and design skills and familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) would be an advantage.

Informal queries can be directed to Birgit Plietzsch, Research Computing Team Leader (email:, phone: +44 (0) 1334 462315)

Closing Date:  1 March 2013
Salary: £30,424 - £36,298 per annum
Start: As soon as possible


Published: Friday, January 25, 2013 16:35 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC