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Research Data Integration and Software Developer

University of Oxford - Department of Oncology

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 15th September 2022
Job Ref: 159797

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About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Data Integration and Software Developer to join Oxford Cancer, a city-wide research initiative and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Thames Valley Cancer Alliance and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. We seek to harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research from our growing network of 1,000+ members who are working in cancer-related fields. This network covers a range of disciplines, all with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation of scientific discovery to treatments for patients.

The role requires a competent and multi-skilled data manager with proficiency in programming, to help develop and maintain cancer data information systems, which underpin a variety of projects supporting precision cancer medicine research at Oxford Cancer. The role will focus on supporting the established database, web systems, and frameworks for high-throughput data processing and integration. The role will also involve utilising high-performance computing clusters, storage systems, databases, and web applications to manage and integrate cancer data. This is a diverse role and will involve contributing to database and software development projects at all stages of their lifecycle.

The post holder will be line managed by the Strategic Data Platform Development Lead and will work closely with Oxford researchers, principal investigators, and their collaborators across the UK

The post is based at the Department of Oncology, Oxford Cancer, New Richards Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LA and is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis for three years.

About you

You will hold a postgraduate qualification with a significant computer science/bioinformatics component, or have professional experience of large-scale IT enterprise solutions. You will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of R/Python related to data processing and analytic pipelines. You will have previous project management experience for the planning, development, roll-out, and support of client-facing software systems and experience of database utilisation (ideally MySQL), Unix operating systems and utilisation of systems under significant computational load (e.g., clustering of servers and/or storage).

You will have excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills, with the ability to work with people at all levels of organisational seniority, along with a disciplined and professional approach to work, ability to work unsupervised and to contribute as an effective member of the team to deliver team-orientated goals. Demonstrable decision-making skills and the ability to apply original thought in order to develop appropriate solutions to complex administrative and management problems is essential.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria), a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Informal enquiries can be directed to michael.youdell@medsci.ox.ac.uk

Only applications received by 12pm BST on Thursday 15 September 2022 can be considered.

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 03 October 2022.

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