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Senior Application Developer

In 2013, Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University Of Cambridge's School Of Clinical Medicine, the Institute's research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 400 researchers and support staff with 23 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state of the art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.

The IT & Scientific Computing department at the Institute aims to provide world-class scientific computing facilities to the Institute's researchers. This includes personal computing equipment, communication devices, high performance networking, database and information systems, high performance computing and high volume data storage systems in a controlled operational environment.

We are now looking for a Senior Application Developer to join the Software Team within IT & Scientific Computing. You will be an experienced developer who wants to do something genuinely worthwhile - and make a difference in a world-class cancer research institute.

You will support and develop systems for our Core Facilities, Research Groups and Operations departments. These will include laboratory information management systems, administrative and accounting systems associated with equipment and materials usage, web delivered information systems and specialist scientific applications to support specific research questions. Ideally you will have experience of developing software and databases to support scientific research, and of working in the Research Software Engineering (RSE) community.

You will be capable of taking responsibility for projects and services as delegated by the Software Team Leader. You will provide detailed designs and specifications, implement systems, review the work of junior team members and external consultants as appropriate, and collaborate with researchers.

Technologies in use at the Institute include Java, Python, Perl, HTML5, Drupal, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, SQL Server, and Git. Mac, Windows and Linux computers are supported.

The team is friendly, the environment is relaxed, and you will be helping researchers to beat cancer sooner.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1st April 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference SW14934 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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