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Software Engineer and Data Scientist

University of Oxford - Tropical Medicine and Global Health

Location: Oxford
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 with a discretionary range to £54,943 per annum. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 27th September 2021
Job Ref: 152933
Location: Tropical Medicine and Global Health, New Richards Building, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LG

The Medicine Quality Research Group is looking for a Software Engineer and Data Scientist, to join the planning and execution of software development projects at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health.

The Software Engineer and Data Scientist will be a key member of the Medicine Quality Research Group to lead and coordinate the informatics and data science across the seven teams working on an innovative project and construct a network of secure and straightforward informatics to link them, from sample identification to data flows and visualisation and appropriate systems for use of the epidemiological data for social network analysis and modelling of impact of substandard and falsified antimicrobials on patient outcome and antimicrobial resistance. The role will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from requirements analysis, design and implementation, through to testing and maintenance. You will lead the planning and coordination of software development projects, to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems, and to drive concepts through to practical realisation with the aim to improve global public health.

It is essential that you hold a Degree in a related discipline such as Computer Science, and be highly competent and experienced in Java Programming. You will be comfortable programming in several different programming languages and capable of learning new languages , and be highly competent and experienced in web application programming with a knowledge of Javascript and CSS. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with people at all levels of seniority in the University and with collaborators overseas, and have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2025 and is funded by the Wellcome.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Monday 27 September 2021 will be considered. Please quote 152933 on all correspondence.

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