[CLOSED] Autumn 2023 Project Vacancies

We have vacancies for 4 new posts for the 2023 autumn semester.

Details of the Posts

The 4 posts will run across the autumn semester, from October 2023 to January 2024, with a break during the Christmas vacation and during the exam period.

All posts are part-time, requiring 7-10 hours per week across the project period, excluding holiday and exam weeks.

The base pay rate is £11.84 per hour, with an additional holiday payment on top of this. Payment is made monthly in arrears.

It is expected that the projects will be run on campus but with some scope for flexible and hybrid working. Each team will set their own core hours when all team members must be present and available for work (for example, for a weekly team meeting). Additional hours can then be worked at a time and place convenient to each team member.

The posts are open to any undergraduate student currently studying at the University of Manchester.  We especially welcome applications from groups of people who are under-represented in the software engineering profession.  We aim to recruit diverse teams for Imago, containing a mixture of experienced team members and inexperienced but talented junior team members.  Working for Imago is a great way to bootstrap your personal portfolio and add some real development experience to your CV.

The Project

FLAG-Me: Find Logo and Give Medication Advice

We have vacancies for 4 part-time developers to develop software for the creation and management of a database of strategies for advising patients in certain groups on how to take their medication safely.

The project is to support a new Community Interest Company (CIC) created by academics at the University of Manchester, called FLAG-ME. The company provides tools and resources to pharmacists to help them advise their patients on safe strategies for taking medication. The first version of the FLAG-ME toolset focussed on safety strategies for visually impaired patients. In this further project, we will create a more advanced tool for managing the strategies, and will extend them to cover strategies for hearing impaired patients.

The project will also involve some proof-of-concept updates to an open source pharmacy management system and a self-referral web service created by a previous Imago project. The updates will allow support for hearing impaired patients to be embedded alongside the current support for visually impaired patients.

More information about FLAG-ME can be found at its website.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is: 5.00pm BST on Saturday, 7th October 2023.

Applications submitted by 5.00pm BST on Monday, 2nd October 2023 will be given priority handling. It is therefore possible that all the posts will be filled from applications received by this date.

To apply, log in to your University of Manchester Office 365 account and complete the following form:


by the deadline.

You will need to use your University of Manchester Office 365 account to submit a response to the form. Applicants who have not worked for Imago before will be asked to submit an up-to-date CV, showcasing your skills and experience.

Appointments to the posts will primarily be made on the basis of an interview, but in some cases we may make an offer based on the CV and covering letter alone.

Employment with Imago is subject to confirmation of the applicant’s right to work in the UK, and a willingness to comply with University staff policies on ownership of IP and non-disclosure of confidential information.

More information about Imago can be found at imago.cs.manchester.ac.uk.