Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland
Our mission and values place a strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.
The Liggins Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for research on foetal and child health, nutrition, development, breast cancer, epigenetics, and evolutionary medicine.
Our aim is to rapidly translate discoveries in basic science into therapies and strategies that will prevent or help people manage major health problems of the 21st century. We have shown that many common diseases of middle and old age have their origins very early in life – often before conception.
The Liggins Institute strives to improve the health of our communities through excellence in the advancement of scientific discovery, developing and nurturing our staff, reduction of inequalities, and engagement with our communities.
Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for a Database Developer and Programmer to join the Data Management Services Team at Liggins Institute. You will be responsible for building and maintaining databases and frontend applications for clinical studies within the data management services division, as part of the Human Health Research Services Platform.
Some key responsibilities will include:
- Design, develop, and maintain MS Access, SQL Server, and REDCap databases (and other software as required), and MS Access, REDCap and web-based entry screens for multiple clinical studies working with the data management team
- Provide training and ongoing support on the use of databases and entry forms to Data Entry Assistants and other project personnel
- Develop and maintain ad-hoc reports (ETL and SQL queries), applications and APIs in a Windows environment (IIS)
- Diagnose and resolve complex software issues
- Collaborate and enable database development teams
This is a fulltime (37.5 hours per week), permanent position.
The remuneration is $66,600 – $87,500 based on skills and experience.
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Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team
In the Liggins Institute, you will enjoy a close-knit, high performing culture, driven by a shared vision to understand how early life events impact lifelong health. As Liggins Institute former Director Professor Frank Bloomfield said, one of the great things about working at the Liggins Institute is that it “feels like a family”. In addition, you will enjoy working with some high-profile Researchers and contribute to research that is truly life changing for future generations.
He kōrero mōu | About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent
- 3 to 5 years of experience in a development role
- Experience in building research databases using SQL Server and MS Access
- Experience working in a research context would be highly desirable.
- Advanced SQL query and stored procedures (SQL Server)
- Highly competent in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
- Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
- Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
- A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 30 April 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.
Please reach out to Penny Neave, via , for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.
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