Systems Developer

We are recruiting a proactive and forward-thinking Developer to extend and improve our core volunteer management system as part of a Continuous Improvement and Development process.

Systems Developer - NIHR BioResource based in Cambridge

This post joins an expanding team responsible for developing and supporting the IT applications, systems and platforms that underpin the organisation's processes and its interactions outside the organisation with health researchers and research volunteers.

About us:

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website

As Systems Developer you will be:

  • Developing functionality in core open source and in-house developed systems such as our Participant Management system based on CiviCRM
  • Engaging with our system user group to capture and prioritise requirements
  • Liaising with the CiviCRM development community and fostering good relationships for the purpose of code reviews and pushing code back into the core product
  • Advising the IT & Data team on best practice and tooling

About you:

You will have:

  • Scripting / programming and development experience in PHP and other languages, preferably including Python
  • Experience of developing and maintaining software and code in an environment where security and data integrity are paramount
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships inside and outside the organisation

What we offer:

The University offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, family friendly policies, a generous pension scheme and 41 days' annual holiday (inclusive of public holidays). We encourage career development by providing extensive training & development opportunities.

This appointment is full-time, 37 hours per week; part-time to 80% will be considered. Work life balance is important, and we are open to discussion on flexible working, including hybrid working.

The post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 November 2022 in the first instance. NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) on a 5-year funding cycle. It has been announced recently that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding for the next 5 year period, and it expects contracts to be extended beyond November 2022.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

See the Further Information link below for full details and Person Specification.

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