UCL Department / DivisionInstitute of Health Informatics
Specific unit / Sub departmentClinical Epidemiology
HoursFull Time
Salary (inc. LA)£43,023–£50,753 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Software Developer within a vibrant, multidisciplinary informatics team to play a leading role in the new, exciting and ground breaking IMI2 EU Bigdata@Heart project, a €20 million research programme using healthcare data to deliver better care for people with heart attacks, heart failure and the commonest heart rhythm disturbance, atrial fibrillation. In addition, the role will be expected to contribute to our Healthcare Informatics, Genomics/Omics, and Data Science (HIGODS) programme as part of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

The position will be embedded within the Precision Health Informatics Data Lab (phidatalab.org), a pan-London informatics group that sits across the Farr Institute UCL, and King’s College London. The successful candidate will work on a number of smartphone- and wearables-based BigData@Heart mHealth studies, contributing code directly to the mHealth platform we are actively developing as part of the €25m IMI2 RADAR-CNS (RADAR-CNS.org, github.com/RADAR-CNS).

The candidate will have an interest in the integration of phone and wearable data with electronic health records and omics and will therefore link directly to other projects including our leading electronic health record (EHR) based clinical informatics platforms for real-time decision support, natural language processing, trial recruitment and research such as CogStack (@cogstack; github.com/CogStack and EU projects such as KConnect.eu).

This post is funded until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The Appointee will have a strong background in one or more relevant disciplines including: software development, streaming analytics, bioinformatics, clinical, biomedical, health informatics, and natural language processing and computer science.

Relevant Master’s degree and.or PhD degree (biological science, statistics computer science, bioinformatics or equivalent) or demonstrable significant relevant experience is desirable. J2EE and extensive experience. Android App development; ability to write code that clearly expresses its purpose such that it can be maintained and extended; software maintenance, refactoring, and enhancement of existing applications; and significant Java experience are essential.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed via the UCL Human Resources site: https://goo.gl/EEpaEL

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Professor Richard Dobson (r.dobson@ucl.ac.uk) for an informal discussion.
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 7 Jan 2018 (latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59)
Interview date: TBC