Research Software Engineer

Do you want to advance humanistic research through software?  Are you a humanities researcher who loves to write code to solve problems? Are you a software engineer who wants to move more slowly and tackle research questions? If so, consider applying to join the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton as our new Research Software Engineer (RSE).

As RSE, you will be an integral member of CDH’s work to design and implement high-quality, sustainable software to further innovative research in the humanities and the data-driven or computational sciences. You will work closely with CDH Lead Developer and other research software team members, and will collaborate with faculty, student, and campus partners to help translate research priorities into software needs, including analyzing data, implementing models or simulations, and developing software modules or tools. You will consult with Princeton scholars individually or in small groups to discuss their research and recommend appropriate approaches and solutions.  You’ll have the opportunity for technical leadership on collaborations that align with your expertise, and contribute to research articles, presentations, and course modules.

If you have a strong background in programming, academic research, and an interest in the humanities you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact, and will be poised to expand your expertise into new domains. We are looking for someone with demonstrated expertise in at least one technical approach or methodology relevant to humanities research, but we are flexible on the specifics. The interests and experience you bring to CDH will benefit existing projects, and will help recruit new partners for future collaborations.

This position reports to the CDH Lead Developer and qualifies for 20% R&D time. It is a full time, full benefits, onsite position.

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Essential qualifications

Apply via the Princeton University Careers website.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.