Programmer Ref 4508

School/department: School of Life Sciences - Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Hours: 11 hours per week  in Year 1 and 3.65 hours per week in Year 2.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: fixed term until March 2022
Reference: 4508
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 4 September 2020
Closing date: 18 September 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1  October 2020

Job description

A small grant from the Gatsby Foundation has been awarded to Prof T J Flowers to update a database, eHALOPH, of salt-tolerant plants –,

  • The main objective is to rebuild the platform to comply with current programming technologies.
  • The grant, which will run over two years, will provide funds for a new Programmer who will help writing code under the guidance of Joaquim Santos, who works in the Herbarium at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.
  • This is a part-time position equivalent to 0.3 FTE in year 1, reducing to 0.1 FTE in year 2; a total: a total of £17,500 is available.

The person appointed will be conversant with PHP and MySQL together with the use of LARAVEL with a Model-View-Controller (MVC) and other libraries such as bootstrap and jQuery.

Please contact Professor T J Flowers for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Download job description and person specification Ref 4508 [PDF 187.20KB]

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