Research Applications Programmer

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!


Office of Research

Position Overview

The Research Applications Programmer is expected to work within a standards-based collaborative team environment to contribute code, provide technical support and development expertise to the e-compliance system for both the Lawrence and KU Medical campuses. Different skill sets may be emphasized as dictated by current priorities requiring the incumbent to be adaptable and flexible. The incumbent is also expected to take every opportunity to advance skill sets in areas that are critical to the organizations, especially web-based application development. Effective communication with peers, other campus service providers/data sources, and management is essential to assure timely, well-documented results.

Job Description

40% Develops code, maintains, and supports software, applications, and websites that support research administration independently or as a member of a small standards-based team. Continuously seeks methods for automation, efficiency, and security conscious development. Researches solutions to development and production problems or as specified by the functional needs of the project and contribute to project needs as well as maintain a broader view of the KU environment. Learns the key business areas supported by the software, and interacts with business partners to understand relevant processes.

20% Production support for eCompliance.

10% Contributes expertise to developing technical strategies for various research administration initiatives and applications

10% Ensures deliverables meet relevant standards and architecture in a team culture of code walk through

5% Communicates frequently with the Unit Manager and provides status updates and knowledge to clients and peers

5% Other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Associates degree and four years of relevant experience. Relevant experience needs to include the following:

  • Programming experience; Object-oriented, multi-threaded, n-tier programming in a modern language/environment (.Net, C#, Java, C++)
    • Demonstrated experience with JavaScript
  • Database access technology and database programming; SQL, SQL Server
  • Experience with Microsoft Server components: IIS, SQL Server, Windows Server OS, ASP, .Net
  • Web application development technologies; HTML, XML, Ajax
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with technical teams, business partners, and management including excellent presentation and writing skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft development environment (Visual Studio, VSS, VSTS)  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills, with a record of being flexible, accurate, detail-oriented, reliable and self-motivated.
  • Experience producing technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in learning new technical skills
  • Experience using version control system.
  • Familiarity with KBOR conflict of interest and federal IRB regulations.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of the following: PeopleSoft HR, PeopleSoft Financials, HIPAA, CITI.

Contact Information to Applicants

Elise Waldron

Additional Candidate Instruction

 In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:

1.    A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
2.    Resume or curriculum vitae.
3.    Contact information for three professional references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Deadline for applications is Sunday, August 26th. 

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum 55,000

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Anticipated Start Date


Work Location

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Employee Class

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Work Schedule

Monday- Friday; 8 hours
Occasional night and weekend hours as needed.

Job Family

Information Technology-KUL

Conditions of Employment

Contingent on Funding


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