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Research Software Developer or Research Software Engineer

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Recruiter: University of Manchester
Listed on: 14th January
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: £27,924 - £40,927
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Research Software Developer (Digital Health) or Research Software Engineer (Digital Health) 2 posts available.

£27,924 - £32,344 (Research Software Developer) or £33,309 - £40,927 (Research Software Engineer) depending on relevant experience

Fixed term - starting as soon as possible for 12 months

Want to come and work on some cutting-edge smartphone apps that could improve the health of people with a range of long-term conditions? Want to work in an exciting, challenging and flexible environment on a range of different healthcare projects?  Want to work with clinical and academic leaders to build software to make a real difference to people's lives?

 Our Team and Projects

The Digital Health Software team within the Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Manchester is a team of research software engineers, designers, technical project managers, and digital health researchers.  We have successfully developed a number of innovative digital health technologies to improve patient care across multiple health conditions. For example:

  • ClinTouch is a mobile app that enables personalised clinical monitoring and supports self-management of symptoms for people with serious mental illness.
  • CFHealthHub provides a digital platform (web and mobile) to support adherence to treatment in people with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • REMORA is a symptom tracking system for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients record their symptoms in a smartphone app and results are transmitted to a central database which can then be viewed from within the electronic health record.

We are currently involved in a number of large, high-profile projects and are recruiting additional staff to meet this demand.

 What You'll Need

We use a range of different software technologies for our projects including Java, Spring Boot, Vue.js, Angular, Ionic, SQL, Android, iOS and AWS. It is likely that you will get involved in most, or all, of these technologies during your time working in the Digital Health Software team. To ensure that the software we develop is of high quality we use a range of techniques including unit, integration and system testing and peer code review. You will be required to work across the whole software lifecycle to deliver innovative software systems for a range of projects.

 Rewards and Benefits

Working at a world-leading university brings with it a range of benefits including competitive pension scheme, generous holiday allowance plus 4 closure days and many unique research, training and development opportunities. The working environment is flexible and family-friendly including flexi-time. Part-time or job share would be considered for the right candidate.


Given the current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in place, interviews will be conducted remotely via videoconference.

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration's (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI.

Our University is positive about flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 19 January 2022.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Contact Name: University Of Manchester
Reference: TJ/7033/BMH-018110
Job ID: 3031345

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