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(Senior) Clinical Trials Applications Developer - QMUL12794

Department: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health - Blizard Institute
Salary: Starting salary will be in the range £36,677 - £43,152 per annum, or in the range £32,956 - £38,709 per annum both inclusive of London Allowance. (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL12794
Date posted: 15-Mar-2018
Closing date: 23-Apr-2018

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Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU)

Senior Clinical Trials Applications Developer (Grade 5)


Clinical Trials Applications Developer (Grade 4)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Database/Web Applications Developer with skills in system administration to join our team of highly motivated Database development and Data Management staff in supporting a growing portfolio of clinical trials in important priority areas for the NHS.

The focus of the role will be to lead in the design, development, maintenance and support of new and existing database applications for clinical research, using the latest Web-development technologies (including Java, PHP and Python-based technologies with MySQL, Postgres and Oracle). It will also involve oversight for system administration and maintenance activities for all dedicated Web servers and applications supporting clinical research (in liaison with our IT providers), as well as playing a key role on data security and information governance.

A degree in computer science or related fields plus substantial experience in database and Web development across the life cycle is essential. Also among the essential requirements are in-depth knowledge and programming experience with latest Web-based technologies including PHP, Python and Java, SQL, MySQL and Postgres; as well as project management skills and excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience of administering/maintaining Web servers and deploying Web applications will also be required for the role. Previous line management experience would be an advantage.  Depending on experience, appointments will be made at Senior Clinical Trials Applications Developer OR Clinical Trials Applications Developer level.

The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) is a fully registered UKCRC trials unit based within a large and vibrant Centre for Primary Care and Public Health and linked with the Centre for Psychiatry, where staff engage in a wide range of applied health research, providing a stimulating work environment. The PCTU leads and supports clinical trials in which the primary question of interest relates to intervention effectiveness: whether an intervention works under real-life conditions. It also carries out and supports pilot studies for these trials. The unit focuses particularly on trials of complex interventions.

The post is full time and fixed term for 24 months, starting as soon as possible. Starting salary at Senior Clinical Trials Applications Developer level will be in the range £36,677 - £43,152 per annum, or in the range £32,956 - £38,709 per annum if appointed at Clinical Trials Applications Developer level, both inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to or on +44 (0) 020 7882 6134.

Details about Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) can be found at, the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at, and the PCTU at

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The closing date for applications is 22 april 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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