Mobile App Programmer

Position Overview
This position will develop a smartphone and tablet application. We need a talented graduate or post-doctoral Mobile App Programmer to accelerate the initial build of a phone and tablet application. The successful applicant will spend approximately 20-30 hours per week developing an application for Android. The app will need to run natively on the smartphone or tablet and securely transmit data to a server. The successful applicant will have skills in full-stack web development. We seek someone who will be responsible for unit testing and quality assurance resulting in a user-friendly and reliable application. The successful applicant will be able to quickly fix bugs, and solve programming and conceptual problems. The successful applicant will assist with large-scale grant preparation, including communicating with a multidisciplinary collaborative team that includes psychologists, exercise scientists, nutritionists, statisticians, and computer scientists. This position will require regular attendance at team meetings and the ability to meet deadlines. Our research team is a highly collaborative group that values good ideas, independent thinking, and enthusiasm for problem solving. We are seeking an applicant who shares our view that problems are a challenge to be overcome rather than a barrier to success.
This is a limited term position through 8/14/17 with the possibility of renewal depending on available funding.
Job Description
45% Mobile Phone Application and Database Development, Management, and Design:
Meet regularly with senior lab members regarding application needs and design
Develop mobile phone and tablet application to run natively on a smartphone (Android) to securely transmit data to a server
Provide database development and administration/oversight
Assist with graphic design of smartphone application
35% Grant Development and Administration
Provide assistance with the preparation of federal and private foundation grant applications.
Assist the laboratory director with manuscript preparation.
Coordinate between onsite members of the laboratory and offsite collaborators on grant proposal development and application development and design.
10% Statistical Analysis:
Perform basic statistical analyses, as needed, using SPSS and Excel
Provide oversight on statistical analyses conducted by other members of the laboratory.
10% Laboratory Management:
Oversee undergraduates who are assisting with the mobile phone application development
Adhere to laboratory and ethical policies governing non-human and human research
Required Qualifications
High School Diploma/GED and four years of related experience OR Bachelor s degree in a related field such as computer science or health informatics.
Knowledge of Android UI frameworks evidenced in application materials.
Coursework and/or foundation in computer science, data structures, and algorithms
Prior experience with Android Studio IDE evidenced in application materials.
Preferred Qualifications
Master s or Ph.D. in relevant field (desired, but not required)
Two years of experience in mobile programming (Android) as evidenced in the application materials and work samples.
Two years of experience in full-stack web development as evidenced by the application materials and work samples.
Experience working with an academic research team.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working from deadlines.
Experience with image processing and GPU acceleration.
Additional Candidate Instruction
Please submit an online application, cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, please indicate how you see you meet the required qualifications.
The application deadline is December 21, 2016 and will continue until a pool of applicants is obtained.
Contact Information to Applicants
Dr. Kelsie Forbush (kforbush@ku.edu)
Advertised Salary Range
15,974 - 20,800 annually for .50 FTE ($15.36 - $20.00 hour)
Application Review Begins
21-Dec-2016
Disclaimer
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