Software Engineer (Web Development)

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Job Title Software Engineer (Web Development)
Job Reference 139/17/CH
Post Type Full-time, 2 year Fixed Term Contract
Division Life Science
Salary information £32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)
Application deadline 18/02/2018

Job Description

Over the past decade, Diamond Light Source and its European collaborators have invested in Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to capture, process and store experimental data to enable scientific research. These LIMS systems need to evolve to support emerging scientific techniques and improve the ability of users to exploit the results in an efficient manner. This role and future planned roles reflect an investment that will broaden the scope from supporting a few domains, to fully supporting over 1000 industry and academic proposals awarded beam time on the facility each year.

This role is within the Scientific Software Group and will develop web based information management systems, meeting the requirements of visiting scientists, directors and users in a timely manner. The role will involve working as part of a distributed team including internal staff, contractors and collaborative development with other European scientific institutions.

The aim is to extend or establish a framework to enhance Diamond’s LIMS system including sample tracking, experiment planning, data collection steering, automated data analysis, interoperable results and eventually methods and model publication and deposition.

It is foreseen that the person recruited would have experience of web based software engineering and/or a related scientific field, as well as significant experience developing robust data and information management systems. 

Qualification & Experience - Essential

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Qualification & Experience - Desirable

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