Java Software Developer

Imperial College London - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health, Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in Java software development to work on a cutting edge application using Java, JavaScript, R, Postgres/PostGIS and MSSQL Server. You will join a group with internationally recognised expertise in spatial analysis, modelling and environmental health research within the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), situated within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and health. SAHSU has attracted an excellent team interfacing across database programming, geographical information systems (GIS), and statistical methodology, with expertise in using routine health data such as mortality, hospital admissions and cancer registrations. You will be closely involved in the re-development of the Rapid Inquiry Facility (RIF) software, by leading on the continuing development of a web-based tool serviced by Java/Tomcat based middleware and supporting Postgres/PostGIS and MSSQL Server databases.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a key role in re-development of the Rapid Inquiry Facility supporting architecture and software. The post holder will have full responsibility for the Java middleware (web services and APIs) which includes both maintenance of existing code and adding new functionality. You will liaise with the principal contractor (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health England) and future users of the RIF as well as participate in development of the RIF manual, as part of a multi-disciplinary team working on the manual.

The post holder will have a scientific degree or equivalent experience. In addition, the post holder will have experience in designing and implementing rigorous text cases as well as experience in writing software documentation and user manuals.  

This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months in the first instance. 

Informal enquires about the role can be directed to Dr Frederic Piel, Lecturer in Epidemiology,, 020 7594 3346.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number SM135-17AL.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing date: 30 October 2017 (Midnight GMT)

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