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Job: Digital Humanities Research Software Engineer

The British Library Living with Machines (LwM) project is inviting applications for a Digital Humanities Research Software Engineer (DH RSE) by November 7.

LwM is an ambitious large-scale project in data science and the digital humanities. Researchers from a range of disciplines – including historians, software engineers, data scientists, geographers, computational linguists, library professionals and curators – are working together to create research methods, tools and data. It aspires to challenge assumptions about how different disciplines can interact and break down academic traditions.

The DH RSE will create spatial and temporal representations of complex historical datasets, and interfaces for specific research methods and technologies. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of the digital scholarship and public outreach streams of the LwM project by assembling, designing, implementing, developing and integrating a range of tools.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will help identify requirements, and design and implement online interfaces that integrate different project outputs to support the collections, questions and methods of the project. The DH RSE will create outputs including creative, intuitive visualisations and interfaces for digitised collections and derived datasets, crowdsourcing tasks and data science outputs for project specialists, academic and public users.

The post holder will have a good understanding of digital scholarship, preferably gained from working in a research library, academic or other appropriate environment. This may include work as a Research Software Engineer, software developer, creative technologist, data or visualisation specialist or digital humanities researcher. They will have excellent information technology skills, including experience of the tools and technologies that support digital scholarship. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also essential for this post. As with other Research Software Engineer ( posts, the post holder will have the opportunity to develop their skills and play an active part in all aspects of research and outreach, including analysis and publication.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 03841

 Closing Date: 7th November 2021

Interview Date: 19 November 2021




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