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Research Assistant in Full Stack Development

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Research Assistant in Full Stack Development

Level:Research Assistant
POSTED:January 10, 2023
LOCATION:Trinity College Dublin
Duration:Specific Purpose
Reports to:Dr Claire Gillan
Salary:€32,482 - €44,921 per annum
Closing Date:January 31, 2023

Post Summary

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant with an entry level background in Full Stack Development , with solid demonstrated experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, NoSQL, Nodejs and broad experience in system design and architecture.Experience working with Unity and C# is desirable.

This position involves working on the neureka mobile application (http://www.neureka.ie/) as part of this Science Foundation Ireland funded research project. Neureka has 19,000 registered users and its goal is to facilitate a connection between scientists and the public, scaling-up research in brain health, developing tools to identify at-risk individuals and educating the public about science. The researcher will join the laboratory of Associate Professor, Dr. Claire Gillan (www.gillanlab.com).

Working with a team of research scientists and another app developer on this project, the core responsibility of the Research Assistant will be to optimize and maintain the app’s web servers.

In addition, the researcher will, in time, support the senior developer in the development of new modules within the app, front end game design, app maintenance and the collection of phone sensor data from citizen scientist users.

They will be an integral member of the research team, working directly with research students and postdoctoral scientists to transform experiments into games in the app. The researcher assistant will have the opportunity to contribute to analysis, and data validation and will be listed as a co-author on publications based on their work.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

  • Maintenance and optimization of existing web servers to safely store data
  • Supporting the senior developer with front end app maintenance, change requests, new game design, and resolving issues and bugs
  • Integration of phone sensor data in app, including backend infrastructure
  • Work collaboratively as part of a diverse team of scientists on primary experimental research

 

Funding Information

Science Foundation Ireland

Person Specification 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, or a related field

Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable)

  • The candidate must have a solid knowledge of SQL and relational databases, MySQL and NoSQL experience is a plus (Essential)
  • Nodejs – experience building web servers using Nodejs (Highly Desirable)
  • Experience with large datasets, analytics and logistically complex projects (Desirable)
  • Experience working with Unity and C# (Desirable)
  • The ideal candidate will have an active interest in cognition and brain health (Desirable)
  • The ideal candidate will be reliable, highly motivated and productive, and enjoy working collaboratively (Essential)

Skills & Competencies

  • The ideal candidate will have an active interest in cognition and brain health (Desirable)
  • The ideal candidate will be reliable, highly motivated and productive, and enjoy working collaboratively (Essential)

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact details of 2 referees (including email addresses), via this form: https://forms.gle/VKPqFKab7xBfERQD9 Informal inquiries can be addressed to Dr Claire Gillan (gillancl@tcd.ie)

Further Information for Applicants

URL Link to School www.tcd.ie
URL Link to Research Group www.gillanlab.com www.neureka.ie
URL Link to Human Resources www.tcd.ie/hr

 


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