Job Alert in the United Kingdom: Senior Software Developer £34,304 to £40,927 with UK Visa Sponsorship


Job Description

Senior Software Developer
UE07 £34,304 – £40,927 per annum
CMVM / MGPHS / USHER Institute
Full time; 35 hours per week
Fixed Term for 2yrs; available immediately

The Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for a Senior Software Developer to work within the Data Management & Programming Team, which has overall responsibility for delivering data solutions to support the clinical trials portfolio within ECTU. 

The Opportunity:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU), a leading registered trials unit based within the Usher Institute at Edinburgh Bioquarter.  ECTU has a proven track record on delivering research and answering important questions about treatment and service delivery within the NHS. We work closely with patient groups and clinicians who are outstanding in their field and you will play a key role in designing, maintaining and managing project-specific database systems that support a wide range of clinical research projects, including clinical trials. 

We are keen to hear from developers who are looking to take responsibility for their own projects and want to have real input into the future best practices adopted by the Clinical Trials Unit. There will be opportunities to upskill going forward as we are expanding our mobile footprint and restructuring our development environment to take advantage of CI/CD methodologies. This position would also suit developers ready to take the next step in their career within an established .NET development group.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Kenton D’Mellow, Data Management and Programming Team Lead Kenton.D’[email protected]

Your skills and attributes for success: 
•    Relevant degree or equivalent IT knowledge gained through education, training and experience, together with four or more years of IT software development projects that were successfully delivered.
•    Excellent analytical and design skills – highly competent in ASP.NET/C#, as well as having experience/knowledge of some of the other infrastructure used within the team (J Query/other JavaScript libraries, SQL server, ORN tools (such as Entity Framework or NHibernate)).  
•    Experienced in eliciting business requirements from project stakeholders.
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to inspire confidence and to provide authoritative information.
•    Ability to work well in a team and by yourself.
•    Excellent attention to detail with good time management and organisational skills
•    Some knowledge of medical terminology would also be desirable.

Click here for a copy of the full job description 

Please include your CV and a supporting statement with details of how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience required for this post.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. 

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.? If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa. 

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

The Usher Institute works with people, populations and their data to understand and advance the health of individuals and populations through innovative collaborations in a global community. Our Director is Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, and we sit within the Edinburgh Medical School in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at The University of Edinburgh.

Working with partners across the NHS, policymakers, industry partners and the public is central to our highly collaborative ethos. Three core research centres in Global Health, Medical Informatics and Population Health Sciences are at the heart of the Usher Institute; also home to the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit and a bustling General Practice, the Mackenzie Medical Centre.

The Usher Institute is a truly interdisciplinary environment. Around 350 researchers and support staff with expertise in a varied range of methodologies and topics contribute to world-leading research in global health, population health sciences and medical informatics. Our research expertise is at the heart of the excellent educational experience we offer in a wide range of taught and research postgraduate programmes, both online and on-campus, our programme of continuing professional development and in our contribution to the undergraduate medical degree.

We maintain an open, engaging and dynamic environment and welcome collaborations from around the globe.

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