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Junior Web Developer

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
26,341 to 32,344 a year
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Role Description


The University of York’s Trials Unit is seeking an enthusiastic junior web developer to work on bespoke patient management systems that support clinical trials, as part of a wider development team. 

You will primarily be developing systems written in .NET 5.0/Core. You will also work with SQL Server to create, query and update data. 

This role requires the willingness to develop technical expertise, have creativity and solution orientated 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: 

  • Assisting with the design and development of new functionality.
  • Assisting with 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 trial management system for use in rural areas of Bangladesh and Pakistan.
  • Integrating external electronic data collection services into our bespoke systems. 

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.


You will be assisting with a number of clinical trials, designing, developing and maintaining the systems that support patient management throughout their participation all under the supervision of a more senior web developer. This will include the following responsibilities: 

  • Assisting with the design and development of web-based systems using .NET and SQL
  • Contributing to technical support to system users.
  • Contributing to system documentation and the team wiki with best practice and guidelines.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Degree or equivalent qualifications in a computer-related discipline, or proven relevant experience
  • Basic knowledge of web development in .NET 5.0/Core, SQL, the design of relational databases and a knowledge of clean code principles, design patterns and software development
  • You will have an ability to organise and prioritise allocated work following standard operating procedures
  • Be able to  work with stakeholders to understand requirements and translate into technical specification under supervision and with support
  • You will have good problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work under supervision.

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)

Interview date: 21 February 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Matthew Bailey at

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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