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Web Developer

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
32,236 - 39,609 a year
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Role Description

The University of York’s Trials Unit is seeking an enthusiastic web developer to work on bespoke patient management systems that support clinical trials.

You will primarily be developing systems written in VB ASP.NET Web Forms with the view to shift the development of future systems to C# MVC technology. You will also work with SQL server to create, query and update data.

Candidates with a background with other object oriented technologies (PHP/Java/Ruby on Rails/Angular/Node/JavaScript) and an enthusiasm to learn are actively encouraged to apply. We value attitude and problem solving skills, even if you have not used ASP.NET we would still love to hear from you.

Following a recent expansion across other areas of the Clinical Trials Unit, the development team is seeing an increase in the demand for bespoke web based systems that support the management of clinical trials. This role requires technical expertise, creativity and strategic thinking. There is scope for initiative and innovation, coupled with access to many of the latest technologies. Due to the nature of the role there is a variety of work available, and if there is a particular area of development you would like to specialise in this could be possible.

Day-to-day activities will include:

  • The design and development of new functionality
  • Providing technical and programming support for colleagues using our databases and the data from these systems for monitoring and research purposes.
  • Contributing to system documentation and best practice guidelines.

Additionally, unique functionality is often required for different clinical trials. Past projects that the development team have worked on include:

  • Building a method of using text messages to send and receive text messages for data capture
  • A system that sorts and invites over 70,000 NHS patients to lung cancer screening
  • Optimising a management systems for use in rural areas of Bangladesh and Pakistan.

If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to work on projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives please get in touch.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • PluralSight subscription for all team members (with dedicated learning time)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • 38 days holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Staff benefits scheme (including cycle to work, dental & health plans, season ticket loans)

Informal enquiries can be made to Matthew Bailey (email:; tel: 01904 321874) or Jonno Witts (email:; tel: 01904 321364)

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months 

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