Software Developer – KTP Associate – Fusion Antibodies
Research and Enterprise
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. Queen’s University Belfast has partnered with businesses through KTP for over 25 years, and in May 2019 was the winner of the National Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution from a KTP Support Team’. Through the KTP programme we wish to recruit a suitably qualified software graduate to work in Fusion Antibodies on a collaborative project with Queen’s over 18 months.
Fusion Antibodies specialises in the development and engineering of antibodies for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries worldwide - the company partner is seen as a world leader. Fusion Antibodies are keen to evolve their services at the cutting edge of innovation in the field of antibody engineering. This KTP will enhance the company’s competitiveness in the marketplace for engineered antibodies.
We wish to develop a new innovative software solution for the design of antibody libraries that will be integrated into the service offering provided by the company in antibody engineering, to transform their capabilities and competitiveness.
The successful candidate must have:
- Hold at least a 2.1 (or equivalent) Honours Degree or higher Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Applicants must clearly state their qualifications and degree classification in their application
- 6 months’ relevant experience in a computational field*
- Completion of a substantial software development project in either university or industry.
- Working experience in an OO language (Ruby, Python, C#, Java or similar)**
- Experience of database design and development.**
*can be demonstrated through completion of a relevant placement.
** can be demonstrated by completion of a relevant module, project or placement.
Informal enquires may be directed to Karen McGeough, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 028 9097 3970.
Additional contact person: email@example.com
Further information about the Company can be found at https://www.fusionantibodies.com/
Salary scale: £22,000 – £26,000
One of the key KTP benefits for graduates is access to a £6,375 training and travel budget over the 18-month project.
Closing date: Wednesday 6 November 2019
Anticipated interview date: Monday 25 November 2019
For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking APPLY FOR THIS JOB
You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.
Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.