Research Infrastructure Engineering

21st-century research is a process of networks, personal and physical, that help to accelerate discovery. This theme will help to build a network of people focused on building Research IT platforms.

Research infrastructure engineers work across academic domains to ensure that researchers, whatever their field, have access to the most appropriate equipment and technology for their work. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • High performance and high throughput computing platforms
  • High performance networking
  • Research data storage
  • Remote access to research data and instruments
  • Development of highly secure platforms for clinical data
  • Cloud bursting – using AWS or Azure to increase compute capacity on demand

The capabilities of the RIEs at each N8 institution will vary. However, N8 CIR is working to create mechanisms to exchange ideas, skills and experience across the N8 research partnership to ensure that academics at all institutions are able to benefit from the latest technology and innovations.

We are currently looking for a Research Infrastructure Theme Lead. You can find out more about the job and what it entails here:

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