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GIS Programmer, WorldPop Spatial Data Infrastructure

Population, Health & Wellbeing

Location:  Other
Salary:   £29,799 to £36,613
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 30/09/2019)
Closing Date:  Thursday 14 June 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 10 July 2018
Reference:  1011918WR

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced GIS Programme to join the WorldPop Research Group at the University of Southampton.

The post holder will use their technical expertise and skills to develop GIS software and programs to support the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) platform for WorldPop. This work will underpin the technical foundations for the Geospatial Reference, Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) project and WorldPop Research Group in general.

WorldPop GIS Programmer will conduct detailed analysis of large, complex geospatial datasets using a wide range of statistical software and spatial analysis tools in ArcGIS. The post holder will utilize software development tools and web authoring tools to create applications related to GIS, programming with ArcGIS server, Python scripting, R.

The post holder will also provide advice and necessary training to WorldPop researchers in use and application of GIS software to address research questions.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Solid foundation in GIS programming
  • Knowledge and/or experience with one or more of the following: R, Python (essential) and C or C++(desirable)
  • Familiarity with designing and evaluating IT solutions
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including technical writing
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete large volumes of work efficiently and effectively

You will work under the supervision of Dr Maksym Bondarenko, WorldPop Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, in offices in the city centre. The position is available until 30 September 2019, with a strong likelihood of extension.  

For informal discussions about this post, contact Dr Bondarenko.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1011918WR on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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