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Senior Research Application Progammer - QMUL23271

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: £38,084 - £41,299 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23271
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 05-Nov-2020
Closing date: 06-Dec-2020

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About the Role

Managing a small team of application developers, the Senior Research Application Programmer will be responsible for leading on and developing clinical trial applications to the highest standards to support the work of the Centre for Cancer Prevention.

About You

You will have extensive knowledge of database design and Java programming, using Oracle. Experience in developing database solutions that contribute to clinical trial programming objectives is essential, as is an understanding of data protection and security and how these apply to clinical trials.  A degree in computer science, or substantial relevant experience in similar roles, is essential.  Familiarity with GCP and knowledge of MHRA regulations will be beneficial. 

About the Centre for Cancer Prevention

The Centre is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and control of cancer.  We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata), and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, and flexible working arrangements.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months with an immediate start date. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £41,299 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jonathan Croft at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3534.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 06 December 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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