Research Developer, Digital Humanities

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Created: December 6, 2012



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) ( and Data Service Infrastructure for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (Dasish) ( 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 Python and web-development technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML5), along with a 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

Further details and application packs are available on the College's website at If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number R6/AAV/1219/12-JM.


Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:21 UTC

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