[CLOSED] Summer 2023 Project Vacancies

We have open vacancies for a range of full-time projects to be run during the summer vacation 2023.

Provisional information about the projects we are recruiting for, and information on how to apply, is given below.

Details of the Posts

The projects will run across the summer vacation, starting in mid-June and lasting from between 8 to 13 weeks. All posts are full-time posts, requiring 35 hours per week of work.

The base pay rate is £11.61 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 on campus and available for work. For example, typical core hours for Imago teams are 10.00am to 3.00pm. Additional hours are worked at a time and place convenient to each team member.

The posts are open to any undergraduate student studying at the University of Manchester who is eligible to work in the UK, including students who will graduate this summer. Note that students must be resident in the UK for the duration of the project (apart from weeks taken as holiday) to be eligible for the work.

We especially welcome applications from members of groups 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 Projects

MelonTech Phase II

We have vacancies for 3-4 developers to further build software for MelonTech, a University of Manchester research start-up that is developing tools to help patients with Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI). One treatment approach is to use Continuous Glucose Monitoring, in which an in-body monitor reports glucose levels to a central server. The research that MelonTech is based on uses new approaches to analysing and visualising the glucose results, to help patients better manage their condition by linking lifestyle choices to incidents of high blood glucose.

The project will involve further expanding the toolset needed by MelonTech’s own experts, their clients and the end-users of the tool. It is expected that trials with real users will be run during the project, and marketing/sales materials (such as demo videos of the tools) may need to be created.

The project will give experience in building tools for medical data in a SaaS environment, as well as interacting with clients to support the early stage development of a research-based startup. Applicants should have excellent programming and system design skills, and an interest in learning how to write code that meets regulatory and ethical guidelines, as well as being thoroughly tested.

The project is expected to run for 13 weeks from mid-June.

Projects for the University of Manchester Innovation Factory

We expect to have vacancies for 2 teams of 4 full-time developers for projects to support clients of the University of Manchester’s Innovation Factory. The Innovation Factory is the part of the University that supports academics and researchers in commercialising their research, to bring the benefits to a wider audience.

Funding has been secured to run 2 full time projects over the summer for high-priority Innovation Factory clients. The projects will run from mid-June and will last from 8 to 13 weeks.

The exact skills needed for the projects will depend upon the clients for each project. Past Innovation Factory projects have run design sprints and technical spikes for clients, have helped to harden and increase the quality of existing code bases, and have created proof-of-concept prototypes for start-ups and social enterprises.

Part-Time Imago Support Roles

We hope to be able to offer part-time posts to support Imago in some of its core functions. These roles will now be advertised for an autumn 2023 start and are not currently open for application.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is: 5.00pm BST on Friday, 21st April 2023.

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


Note that the form closes for applications at 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.

You can also optionally upload a covering letter in which you can tell us more about why you think you are a suitable applicant for the projects you have applied for.

Your CV or covering letter can optionally provide links to your personal portfolio of projects, to showcase your abilities.

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.

Note: some of the posts we are advertising here are still going through the process of approval by the University and so may be subject to changes before the posts can begin.

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