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Database Programmer

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 9th July 2021
Job Ref: 151532

Location: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for the position of a Database Programmer to join Musculoskeletal Pharmaco- and Device epidemiology research group led by Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.

As a Database Programmer you will develop new database applications for big clinical data to meet project requirements and deadlines and carry out software improvement, extension, integration and further development on existing code. You will contribute to the harmonisation, curation, and processing of large clinical datasets and you will work to fix bugs and provide post release support and maintenance. As and when required you will represent the project, team, and the University in collaboration meetings, conferences and at external meetings and work collaboratively with colleagues in other research groups, other departments, and partner institutions around the world as required by the projects. You will supervised by a senior computer scientist specialised in health data science.

You will hold a degree in computer science, software engineering, health informatics or an equivalent combination of training and professional experience. Proven understanding and experience in one or more RDBMSs and SQL dialects (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB), excellent skills in at least one high level programming language (e.g. Python, C++, etc.) and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail are essential. Master or PhD (doctorate) degree in computer science, software engineering, medical informatics and experience in common data models (CDMs) and in the extract, transform, and load (ETL) process are desirable.

This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years.

A lower grade offer may be made (Grade 6: £29,176 - £34,804 p.a.) with commensurate reduction in responsibilities (and amendment in job title to Database Officer) if a suitable candidate cannot be found to fill the Grade 7 position.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on 9 July 2021. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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