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Ever wondered what it's like to work in the Scientific Computing Department? On this page you will find profiles of staff members from apprentices to senior leadership (more to be added in future so watch this space!).
Apprentice (1st Year) - Kieran Howlett
Kieran Howlett is a first year SCD apprentice.
Apprentice (4th Year) - Matthew Richards
Matthew Richards is a fourth year SCD apprentice.
Computational Mathematics Group Leader - Tyrone Rees
Tyrone uses maths to write computer programs that help give results that are either better than before, or get the same answer quicker than before.
Computational Physicist - Leandro Liborio
Leandro works in our Theoretical & Computational Physics group, building models to simulate muon experiments at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source.
Computational Scientist - Alin Marin Elena
Alin is a computational scientist based at the Daresbury Laboratory and says he loves his job.
Data Analysis as a Service Group Leader - Fan Yang-Turner
Director, Scientific Computing Department - Tom Griffin
From sandwich student to director in less than 15 years.
Early Career Researcher - Becky Fair
Becky completed our graduate scheme two years ago and now works closely with scientists, writing code to help them understand their experiments.
Head of Operations - Peter Oliver
Peter is responsible for the day to day running of the Scientfic Computing Department.
Head of Project Management Office - David Macaree
David Macaree is head of the Scientific Computing Department's Project Management Office. Here he talks about how his career has led him to STFC and a vision for a Project Management 'centre of excellence.'
Head of Systems Division and Technical Director of IRIS collaboration - Andrew Sansum
Andrew Sansum has held a number of roles over the years, contributing to some ground-breaking science.
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Junior Project Manager - Layla Mirmalek
Layla Mirmalek is a project manager in the Scientific Computing Department, who helps to make innovative ideas become reality.
Junior Project Officer - Nima Babaahmadi
Nima Babaahmadi decided to work at STFC as it gave him the opportunity to meet people dedicated to science and engineering.
Personal Assistant - Sally Prydderch
Sally’s career in STFC has involved supporting scientists in several departments. Now in the Scientific Computing Department, Sally is the Personal Assistant to the Operations Manager, the Chief Data Scientist and co-PA to the Director!
Principal Scientist - Tom Keal
Tom Keal is a Principal Scientist in Scientific Computing’s Computational Chemistry Group.
Project Manager - Philip Jackson
Philip Jackson is a project manager working in the Scientific Computing Department's (SCD) Project Management Office.
Research Software Engineer - Rose Dickinson
Since primary school, science has 'just made sense' to Rose.
Scientific Computing Graduate - James Acris
As one of our new Scientific Computing Graduates, James says his favourite thing about working at STFC is “knowing that that my work has a real-world impact!”
Scientific Computing Graduate - Laura Murgatroyd
Laura is near the end of her first year of the graduate scheme in the Scientific Computing Department (SCD) at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). She says, “It’s such a fun and friendly place to work!"
Scientific Computing Graduate - Louise Davies
Louise Davies joined the graduate scheme 4 years ago. Her advice for others is “if you like the sound of the graduate programme, just apply!”
Scientific Computing Graduate - Will Furnell
Will joined the Science and Technology Facilities Council as a Scientific Computing Graduate in the autumn of 2019. Now almost a year down the line, his advice to others considering the program is “Go for it!”
Senior Computational Scientist - Valeria Losasso
Senior computational scientist Valeria is using computers, her two PhDs and incredible experience and to help develop new medicines.
Senior Scientist - Tony Hey
Following a diverse and hugely successful research career, Tony Hey was appointed as STFC's Chief Data Scientist in 2015.
Systems Administrator - Tom Dack
From joining the graduate scheme to being a permanent member of staff, Tom Dack has had experience in multiple groups across SCD.