Software Developer

University College London - UCL Institute of Health Informatics

Applications are invited for a Software Developer within a vibrant, multidisciplinary informatics team to play a leading role in the new, exciting and ground breaking IMI2 EU Bigdata@Heart project, a €20 million research programme using healthcare data to deliver better care for people with heart attacks, heart failure and the commonest heart rhythm disturbance, atrial fibrillation. In addition, the role will be expected to contribute to our Healthcare Informatics, Genomics/Omics, and Data Science (HIGODS) programme as part of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

The position will be embedded within the Precision Health Informatics Data Lab (, a pan-London informatics group that sits across the Farr Institute UCL, and King’s College London. The successful candidate will work on a number of smartphone- and wearables-based BigData@Heart mHealth studies, contributing code directly to the mHealth platform we are actively developing as part of the €25m IMI2 RADAR-CNS (,

The candidate will have an interest in the integration of phone and wearable data with electronic health records and omics and will therefore link directly to other projects including our leading electronic health record (EHR) based clinical informatics platforms for real-time decision support, natural language processing, trial recruitment and research such as CogStack (@cogstack; and EU projects such as

This post is funded until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

The Appointee will have a strong background in one or more relevant disciplines including: software development, streaming analytics, bioinformatics, clinical, biomedical, health informatics, and natural language processing and computer science.

Relevant Master’s degree and.or PhD degree (biological science, statistics computer science, bioinformatics or equivalent) or demonstrable significant relevant experience is desirable. J2EE and extensive experience. Android App development; ability to write code that clearly expresses its purpose such that it can be maintained and extended; software maintenance, refactoring, and enhancement of existing applications; and significant Java experience are essential.

UCL vacancy reference: 1669325

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Professor Richard Dobson ( for an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 10 December 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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