Senior Web Application Developer

Imperial College London - Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

School of Public Health

MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling                                                                               

The MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling is seeking an experienced and motivated JavaScript/Senior Web Application Developer to lead development of open-source web applications for (a) the analysis and visualisation of disease outbreak data, and (b) remote execution of computer simulations of infectious disease epidemics and visualisation of simulation output. The end-users of these applications will be staff of the MRC Centre, public health professionals and decision makers (e.g. in WHO, Public Health England and the US Centers for Disease Control) and the wider research community. The work will be carried out within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the St. Mary’s Campus of Imperial College London.

This is an exciting role offering the opportunity for the successful candidate to expand their skills set (e.g. into high performance computing including GPGPU programming, R and C/C++ application development). The role will require the postholder to interact frequently with the end user community (necessitating regular national and international travel). The postholder will work closely with the research scientists and technical staff of the MRC Centre. Many projects will require close working with our professional R developer. The applications developed will be open-source, often linked to broader open-source development projects in the area of outbreak analysis (e.g.

The successful candidate will be members of both the MRC Centre and the Department, and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.

The role requires a MSc in computer science, several years demonstrable experience in modern JavaScript driven web application development and experience managing/coordinating software development projects involving multiple developers.

The post is full time for a fixed-term until 31 March 2018.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Neil Ferguson (

Our preferred method of application is online via our website Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Closing date: 4 December 2016

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