U-CARE at Uppsala University is seeking a system developer, 100%, with a focus on the technical development of e-Health

Updated: over 1 year ago
Deadline: 18 Jan 2023

Published: 2022-12-16

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The position is within the research group Healthcare Sciences and e-Health, hosting U-CARE an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research program (http://www.u-care.uu.se) . The U-CARE group specializes in, the development, piloting, and evaluation of Mental Health interventions for people with the somatic disease, and their significant others, e.g. e-Health interventions. Representatives of the target groups are involved in our research. U-CARE has several international collaborations and our broad competence within research methodology was acknowledged in the latest evaluation of research conducted at Uppsala University. We have developed the internet-based platform The U-CARE-portal (Portal) that supports internet-administered interventions (e.g. psychological support and treatment) and research procedures such as informed consent, randomization, and data collection. Several feasibility-, pilot-, and controlled studies with principal investigators within U-CARE or in other research groups are conducted on the Portal.

As digital technology can increase access to good and secure care and treatment we have started the work to improve the Portal´s functionality and user-friendliness. The person we are looking for will together with other system developers, a researcher, and a Ph.D. student be part of U-CARE’s technical development team.The employment is initially a temporary position for one year, however there might be a need to recruit for an additional period. 

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The primary responsibility will be to maintain and further develop the Portal with an emphasis on the user interface. Tasks will include maintenance and development of web and mobile-device applications as well as user experience testing. Additional duties may include: technical support of Portal users, technical troubleshooting, communication with various vendors, system documentation, and the development of training materials. The successful applicant will be expected to eventually master the basic functions of the entire Portal.


  • At least two years of work experience in an Agile environment as a Full Stack web developer with Python and/or Django.
  • Very good ability to adapt to new developments in the field of IT, and to adapt the work to newer techniques.
  • Very good ability to work independently and with others, show initiative, understand the parts and the whole of the system, deliver work in a timely manner while meeting deadlines, be careful with the details, and document the work in written English.

Additional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, system science, or engineering with an IT focus.
  • Knowledge and experience working with React, TypeScript, and/or other frameworks, or libraries for user-interface development.
  • Knowledge and experience working with RESTful APIs, Test-driven development, Event-Driven architecture, and DevOps (Docker container and Kubernetes cluster environment).
  • Experience with systems for internet-based research and/or health care and/or e-health.
  • Good ability to communicate in Swedish.


Your application should be written in English and contain the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of degree certificates
  • A letter of motivation (maximum two pages)
  • A list of software projects in which you have participated along with the technology stack used, and your role in the project.
  • Contact information for a minimum of two references

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 March 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Program director for U-CARE, professor Louise von Essen [email protected] and/or researcher, PhD Mudassir Imran Mustafa [email protected].

Please submit your application by 18 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4989.

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Placement: Department of Women's and Children's Health

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-rådet [email protected]

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4989

Last application date: 2023-01-18

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