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Web Application Developer (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: KA19612

We are seeking an experienced full stack developer to work closely with the founder to develop a platform to open access to a novel neural network technology developed in the Department of Physics. 

We are developing a web based interface to the underlying algorithms, backed by a cloud provider (to be defined), to allow on demand building of neural networks that will be made available via API or downloadable, containerized packages. As the lead developer you will have the opportunity to make your mark on this exciting, innovative project, and be able to define the full architecture from front to back. Our current prototype is built on AWS and Ruby on Rails. 

The role offers an opportunity to learn new skills from experienced engineers and scientists. An understanding and connection to the underlying physics is essential. Further formal and informal training will be given as appropriate. 

The role will enhance the Department priorities by: 

  1. Stimulating interdisciplinary research by furthering collaboration with other Departments and Universities
  2. Materials design aligns with efforts in CDT in Computational Methods for Material Science
  3. Materials design aligns with the Energy@Cam strategic research initiative for discovery of new energy materials
  4. The continuation of active research collaboration with industry to ensure ongoing impact of research
  5. The discovery of real-life materials of industrial relevance aligns with Departmental goal for the practical application of physics research for the benefit of society 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance. 

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

If you have any queries relating to this role, please contact Dr Gareth Conduit (University Research Fellow) on 01223 337005 or 

Queries relating the application process should be sent to 

Please quote reference KA19612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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