Established in 2008, the Centre for e-Research (CeRch) is a research centre
located in the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) to facilitate
interdisciplinary, institutional, national and international collaboration.
The Centre works collaboratively with researchers, research teams and groups,
and as partners in research projects across King's College London. It also
works in partnership with other UK HE, with European institutions, and
internationally with HE library and research institutes. It has an extensive
project portfolio funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC),
the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the European Commission and has
attracted over £3 million of research income since 2008.
The Centre is seeking a Research Developer in dynamic web development
including implementation of front-end interfaces. The Researcher will work
across two major European Commission funded research infrastructure projects:
the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) (www.ehri-project.eu)
and Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and the Humanities
(Dasish) (www.dasish.eu) projects. Her/his role will be to analyse research
practices and translate and implement these in a Virtual Research Environment
and research registries.
The successful candidate for this position will be a web developer with
experience in sophisticated public facing web applications.
She/he will have excellent knowledge of scripting languages such as PHP and
proven ability to design and implement attractive, highly-usable, and
accessible web interfaces. He/she will need to be able to work effectively as
part of a multi-national and multi-disciplinary team, as well as to work
independently. An interest in Humanities scholarship and in digital research
infrastructures to support such scholarship would be an advantage.
As a research developer, the successful candidate will be flexible in the
choice of languages and technologies, and maintain a keen willingness to learn
new skills. Aside from a general emphasis on open source development
methodologies, she/he will have broad freedom to choose a development
environment that suits her/him best. Experience with collaborative development
around open-source code-hosting repositories (such as Github, Bitbucket or
Google Code) would be a advantage.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 28th December 2012.
Equality of opportunity is College policy.
**Salary** The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 scale, currently £31,020 to £32,901, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.
**Post duration** Fixed term contract for 18 months.
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Tobias Blanke on 020
7848 1975, or via email at [log in to unmask]
Further details and application packs are available on the College's website
at [www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs](http://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs). If you have any queries
please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at [log in to unmask]
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