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Web Developer/Researcher: Mapping Museums Project

Reference Number 12537
Location London, Bloomsbury
School/Department Computer Science and Information Systems
Position Type Fixed term
Hours 35 hours a week
Salary from/to 32586 - 37169

Purpose and Main Duties

A full-time Web Developer/Researcher is required to work on an ambitious interdisciplinary project: ‘Mapping Museums - The history and geography of the UK independent sector 1960-2020’. The project is funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and it is collecting and analysing data about the emergence, character and development of the UK independent museums sector. It is led by Fiona Candlin, Professor of Museology (Principal Investigator) and Alex Poulovassillis, Professor of Computer Science (Co-Investigator).
The Web Developer/Researcher will be responsible for designing and developing a high-quality website for the Mapping Museums project. She/he will work with the two project Investigators and other team members to discuss and agree user requirements for the project website; will research and critically assess possible technical approaches; will develop the website – including designing an easy-to-use interface for humanities scholars and integrating an existing web-based search and visualisation application; and will test and evaluate the website. The post-holder will communicate regularly, in written and oral form, their ongoing progress to the project team and other project stakeholders.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will have a BSc in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar, will have experience of website development, and will be able to achieve high standards of software quality assurance. She/he will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills, be able to write clearly and concisely, and make insightful contributions to ongoing team discussions. Previous experience of design and use of web technologies, Python, Unix, version and source-control tools, and website design is essential. Also essential are the ability to set own goals, work independently, meet deadlines, and solve technical problems proactively and positively.

About the Department

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Further Information

Salary: Grade 6 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £32,586 rising to £37,169 per annum.
This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 12 months. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 24 June 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12 July 2018
For further information about this post please contact Professor Alex Poulovassilis: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below.
Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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        Job Pack- 12537.pdf

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