Web Developer (Fixed Term)

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The MRC Epidemiology Unit is seeking to appoint a web developer with programming expertise to join a team of researchers who are working to develop an interactive online atlas of environments for Great Britain (BECCA). The format of the atlas will be based on existing tools e.g. https://creshmap.com/shiny/builtenvironmentchange/. The primary role of this post is to build a web application to translate a newly developed atlas to web format and add interactive, including searchable, features. The post will be based within the Population Health Interventions programme.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least degree level, normally with a higher qualification or experience in a relevant subject (e.g. web development). Applicants should have demonstrable understanding of, and experience in, programming using Python including python libraries (e.g Pandas, NumPy) and web development using Django, Javascript and Python. They also should be comfortable with a mix of web technologies, development frameworks and third-party libraries (e.g Leaflet). Applicants will have proven strong planning and project delivery skills and have a collaborative approach to project management.

The role is under the supervision and management of the Principal Investigator Dr Jenna Panter. Other collaborators on the project include colleagues from within the MRC Epidemiology Unit (Dr David Ogilvie and Dr Richard Patterson) the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow (Professor Richard Mitchell, Dr Fiona Caryl and Laura MacDonald) and Imperial College London (Dr Daniela Fecht and Dr Audrey de Nazelle).

The MRC Epidemiology Unit is a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and its research focusses on understanding the causes and helping to prevent obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Highly experienced information and data management teams support the scientists in the delivery of their research aims. You will be joining a vibrant and friendly team of researchers, within a world-class research environment, focused on developing an understanding of the population-level determinants of physical activity behaviours and on evaluating interventions that impact on these behaviours.

Alongside a competitive salary, University staff are eligible for a comprehensive package of benefits and services include discounts on shopping, health care, financial services and public transport; defined benefits pension schemes; and tax-efficient bicycle, car lease and charity-giving schemes.

Please contact Dr Jenna Panter (jenna.panter@mrc-epid cam.ac.uk) with informal enquiries.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

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Closing date: 19th July 2022

Interview date: To be confirmed

Please quote reference SJ31667 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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