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Database Programmer

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre

Location: Oxford
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 27th February 2023
Job Ref: 163066

We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified and dedicated Database Programmer to join the Health Data Sciences research group led by Professor Daniel Prieto-Alhambra at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.

You will join an outstanding, multi-disciplinary and friendly Group of motivated and cutting-edge researchers and to contribute to clinical research by providing technical knowledge, software engineering expertise and data insight.

As a Database Programmer you will Develop new database applications for big clinical data to meet project requirements and deadlines, provide software feedback 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 develop code to validate, test, document and maintain database applications. You will also represent the project, team, and the University in collaboration meetings, conferences and at external meetings.

You will have 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), excellent skills in at least one high level programming language (e.g. Python, C#, C++) and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail are essential. Experience in common data models (CDMs) and in the extract, transform, and load (ETL) process, knowledge of R and/or RStudio and working experience in a research environment are desirable.

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

The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Monday 27 February 2023. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

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