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Junior Developer - Internal Applicants only (Fixed Term)

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor research centre running research programmes on selected mathematical themes, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific and technological areas. It attracts leading scientists, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact in research over extended periods. Researchers are invited personally to participate in the research programmes and/or the workshops which form part of the Institute's activities.

INI is developing a new in-house database to manage its day-to-day core activity, and other activities such as the process of selecting programmes to support via the Scientific Steering Committee. This post is responsible, with the CMS Software Development Manager, for the development of this database. This role will work closely alongside the CMS Software Development Manager developing new areas and providing technical support and fixes as required.

The post, whilst funded by the Isaac Newton Institute, is managed by the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) IT Department, with INI's IT Infrastructure being housed at CMS.

Applicants should have a good general education, including Maths & English GCSE or equivalent, and a degree in Computer Science or similar, or equivalent experience; experience of writing php scripts is essential. Commercial experience and experience of working with academics would be an advantage. Good communication skills are essential, especially with the ability to explain IT related information to non IT staff.

Experience of working in a busy IT team with changing priorities is desirable.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 3 September 2017.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Samantha Skehel on 01223 335981,

Interviews will take place on w/c 11 September 2017.

Please quote reference LN12977 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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