Job offer in london (Senior) Clinical Trials Applications Developer at Queen Mary University of London

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health

Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, database/web Applications Developer with skills in system administration to join our team of highly motivated database development and data management staff in the UKCRC registered Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, supporting a growing portfolio of clinical trials in important priority areas for the NHS.

The post is being offered at both Grade 4 and Grade 5 depending on experience and seniority. Job descriptions for both grades are attached. The Grade 5 role will be a senior role within the team, and will be expected to lead in some of the areas detailed below.

The focus of the role will be to design, develop, maintain and support new and existing database applications for clinical research, using the latest Web-development technologies such as Java, PHP and Python-based technologies with MySQL, Postgres and Oracle. It will also involve some system administration and maintenance activities for some of the dedicated Web servers and applications supporting clinical research, working in liaison with our central IT teams.

A degree in computer science or related field plus experience in database and Web development across the life cycle is essential. You will also have in-depth knowledge and programming experience with latest Web-based technologies such as PHP, Python and Java, SQL, MySQL and Postgres; as well as project management skills and excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to administer/maintain Web servers and deploy Web applications will also be required.

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 a full time, fixed term appointment for 36 months, starting as soon as possible. Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 to £39,483 per annum for the Grade 4 post and £37,411 – £44,015 per annum for the more senior Grade 5 post – both inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, 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

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

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

The closing date for applications is 01 March 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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