An example of a job that computer scientists might do (at Public Health England)

As an example of ‘jobs people with a background in computer science might do’ here’s one from Public Health England. They’re looking for someone wha degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification with web development skills. The project – e-Bug – is a schools’ outreach project to inform people about microbes, antibiotics and infectious diseases. Always wash your hands :)

See also An example of a job that people who code might do (at Cancer Research UK)

Public Health England
Web Developer (e-Bug)

Job Reference: 919-MP-8101122-EXT
Employer:     Public Health England
Department:     Operations Specialist Microbiology Services
Location:     Gloucester
Salary:     £26,717 – £33,816 per annum
Closing Date:  29/07/2015

“The Primary Care Unit undertakes community-based research in the areas of antibiotic resistance and the management of infectious disease. A web designer is required to support e-Bug, a pan-European educational resource for junior and senior schools covering microbes, antibiotic resistance and spread of infection.

The e-bug Website Developer will take responsibility for the continuous delivery, development and support of the e-Bug Content Management System and Flash websites.

They will add translated sub-sites to the existing site and new Flash websites aimed at schools.

The postholder will also be responsible for delivering support, training and project documentation for all website contributors.

The postholder will be experienced in client-side web development with an excellent understanding of HTML, CSS and XML. A good understanding of database management (SQL Server 2005) and web accessibility guidelines would also be beneficial. Microsoft server side development experience would be highly desirable, in particular VB.NET along with Visual Studio 2005. Experience of using Adobe Flash would be of benefit but not essential. A high level of attention to detail is required in ensuring that sites in various languages are correct as changes will need to be applied from supplied translated content.

In addition they will contribute to research of web-related technologies for the development of the e-Bug and PHE websites, and will provide support and guidance to users in applications and other technical developments.

The successful candidate will have a BSc in Computer Science or equivalent, web development experience and through understanding of use or development of Content Management Systems.”

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