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Database Systems Developer (Fixed term)

Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 23 April 2024
Reference:  MED097424

This post is an exciting opportunity to join the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU) based in the beautiful University of Nottingham’s ‘University Park’ main campus.  The successful candidate will be able to enjoy all the many fantastic university facilities and benefits open to all staff members. The NCTU designs and conducts high quality national and international multicentre trials across a range of health topics collaborating with clinicians and academics within the University and NHS trusts.  NCTU programmers develop and maintain unit-wide business systems and clinical trial databases. 

Candidates should have a degree or higher education qualification in computer sciences or an equivalent allied subject or a proven record of accomplishment with extensive work experience in a similar role.  A proven ability to write and maintain static and dynamic web pages, proficiency in SQL, PHP or other object oriented or structured programming language is essential. In addition, candidates should have strong team working skills and be effective communicators, with excellent English writing skills, and be able to write and maintain technical documentation.  Other essential skills and experience include setting up and maintaining multi user web based systems for data capture with a database backend, server administration and knowledge of the principles of computer system validation. 

Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. The post is offered on a 2 year fixed-term contract. Job share arrangements may also be considered.  A generous annual leave allowance per year pro rata, with 13 additional university closed days. 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

This role can either be fully office-based or open to a hybrid working model with a blended approach of home and office working. Typically, you will work a minimum of 2 - 3 days (pro-rata) per week on campus.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nicholas Hilken, Senior Data Manager - email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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