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XtreemOS position at STFC

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  • Grid Research and Development Programmer (FBU274)

£33,118 to £36,798 per annum, dependent on skills and ability.
2 years Fixed Term

The STFC e-Science Centre ( focuses on the exploitation of computing technology throughout STFC's programmes, its science communities, and the UK science and engineering base. The e-Science Centre is a partner in the European projects XtreemOS ( which aims to prototype a Grid operating system, and also holds a grant under the PIPPS scheme ( which is exploring the integration of grid middleware into commercial environments. Further, the e-Science Centre has a programme to develop Grid based tools to support the scientific facilities at STFC, and also within the UK.

The e-Science Centre is seeking a highly motivated individual to undertake research and technology development, including software implementation, on these and other projects. The post will explore the interoperation of Grid middleware (XtreemOS, GLite and its use in commercial applications. You will have a good first degree and preferably a postgraduate qualification in Computer Science or related subject, or equivalent relevant experience. A proven ability in research and knowledge of the technologies of these projects are desirable, including: GRID middleware; Web Services; IT security; software design and implementation (e.g. C and Java). The post will require regular travel to partners in Europe, the promotion of the work of the projects via academic publications, and the development of further R&D opportunities, so good team working and communication skills are essential. Training will be available as appropriate, in accordance with STFC's commitment to the Investors in People scheme.

An excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are also offered.

For further information and how to apply: please visit, telephone 01235 446677 or e-mail quoting reference number FBU274.

Closing date for applications is 17th July 2009.
Interviews will be held on 7th August 2009.