|Salary:||£51,299 to £58,723 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting), Grade 7|
|Placed On:||15th September 2023|
|Closes:||12th October 2023|
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.
The successful applicant will be expected to lead the development of free, open-source software for outbreak analytics, predominantly using the programming language R. They will be responsible for further developing and implementing the software engineering vision of the project in collaboration with project partners. They will guide other members of the team and ensure that all software follows good development practices. They will ensure the full integration of Epiverse-TRACE tools within the wider software ecosystem. They will further ensure tools are well documented, quality-controlled, and easily maintainable.
The successful applicant will have a PhD degree or equivalent experience in leading research software development in an academic environment. Applicants must have experience developing software projects involving multiple developers, automated testing, and continuous integration/delivery and have knowledge of and commitment to using best practices in software development, including documentation, issue tracking, unit testing, and version control. They must also have an understanding of the importance of good practices for producing reliable software and reproducible analyses and excellent programming skills (R, python, Julia etc.). Further particulars are included in the job description.
The post is full-time 35 hours per week, 1.0 FTE and fixed term until 31 August 2024 with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. The post is available from 1 September 2023.
The salary will be on the Professional Services salary scale Grade 7 in the range £51,299-£58,723 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part-time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.
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