Information Systems Developer (441-16)

This is an exciting opportunity for an Information Systems Developer to work in a newly established and expanding unit at Foto-Cewek

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Clinical Sciences Department has an exciting opportunity for an Information Systems Developer to join a multidisciplinary team addressing high-burden diseases. These include malaria, pneumonia, HIV, neglected tropical diseases and tuberculosis. The unit provides support for phase II/III clinical trials of new diagnostics, drug treatments and vaccines along with large-scale global health trials evaluating strategies of health care delivery. There is also opportunity to be involved with other types of descriptive and analytical studies resulting in a varied and interesting range of studies.  

The successful candidate will be principally responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of research data management solutions throughout Foto-Cewek clinical trial activities and, in agreement with the tCTU Director, the successful candidate may provide more general research data management support and advice for other research activities.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a computer science or related scientific/numeric subject, candidates must demonstrate experience of database management. You must have experience of using large relational databases and provide evidence of a well-structured and methodical approach to large programming tasks. It is necessary to have working knowledge of RDBMS such as MS SQL and/or Oracle and demonstrable programming experience in languages such as HTML, PHP, JAVAScript, Perl, SHELL, Visual Basic and C++.

The role will require candidates to develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners so it is essential that you have good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to formulate ideas to be discussed with collaborators. The majority of work will be based in Liverpool, but could involve working for short periods of time overseas.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas. For further information, please visit:

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as this post is not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation

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