Software Engineer (Mobile Health)

University Of Manchester
From £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
17 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Within the Health eResearch Centre we have two teams of software engineers and developers who develop mobile and web-based applications focused on healthcare. ClinTouch is one of our success stories and is a mobile app that enables personalised clinical monitoring and supports self-management of symptoms for people with serious mental illness. CFHealthHub is another successful project and provides a digital platform (web and mobile) to support adherence to treatment in people with Cystic Fibrosis.

The "Wearable Clinic" is an EPSRC-funded collaboration between the Universities of Manchester and York that deploys emerging digital technologies to help patients with LTCs to better manage their health in daily life, respond more quickly to changes in symptoms and prevent fall back episodes. The project will trial methods for (i) acquisition of real-time, high resolution data from wearable sensors; (ii) dynamic prediction of care needs and health outcomes; (iii) creation of highly-personalised care plans that adapt to predicted needs/outcomes; and (iv) understanding how this will impact on patients, their carers, care professionals, and care services to inform strategies for adoption. The project will build on two clinical exemplars: serious mental illness (in particular, schizophrenia) and chronic kidney disease. Project partners are Cerner Corporaton; Withings SAS; UK Renal Registry; Manchester Mental Health & Social Care; the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); NHS Digital; Manchester mHealth Ecosystem; and Health Innovation Manchester.

We use a range of different software technologies for our projects including Java, Spring, Hibernate, JavaScript, AngularJS, MySQL, Cordova, Android and iOS. It is likely that you will get involved in most or all of these technologies during your time working at the Health eResearch Centre. To ensure that the software we develop is of high quality we use a range of techniques including unit, integration and system testing and peer code review. You will be required to work across the whole software lifecycle to deliver innovative software systems for a range of projects.

We are seeking a talented software engineer to work on the “Wearable Clinic” project. You have a passion for technology and developing software combined with a genuine enthusiasm to make a difference to the health and well-being of the population. You may also work on a range of other projects related to mobile health and the software developed will include both mobile and web-based applications. This post is based at the University of Manchester in the Centre for Health Informatics working in the mHealth Applications Team.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

General enquiries:

Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Tel: 01565 818 234

Closing date: 26 March 2017.

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.