U-CARE at Uppsala University is seeking a system developer for designing a digital platform for healthcare research

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 17 Jul 2023

Published: 2023-05-22

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 Platform (Platform), 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 Platform.

As digital technology can increase access to good and secure care and treatment we have started the work to improve the Platform´s functionality and user-friendliness. The person we are looking for will be part of U-CARE's technical development team, together with other system developers, a researcher, and a PhD student.

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The primary responsibility will be to design and development of the Platform. 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 Platform users, technical troubleshooting, system documentation, and the development of training materials. The successful applicant/s will be expected to eventually master the basic functions of the entire Platform.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, system science or engineering with an IT focus.
  • At least two years of work experience as a Full Stack web developer.
  • 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

  • Knowledge and experience working with Python, Django, NodeJS, TypeScript, React, NextJS, RESTful APIs, Test-driven development and DevOps.
  • Experience with systems for internet-based research and/or health care and/or e-health.

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Program director for U-CARE, professor Louise von Essen louise-von.essen@kbh.uu.se and/or researcher, PhD Mudassir Imran Mustafa, mudassir.mustafa@kbh.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 17 July 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2060.

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

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/2060

Last application date: 2023-07-17

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