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The Cochrane Collaboration Seeks PHP/Drupal Developer (Freiburg, Germany)
Mar 25, 2009 @ 01:56:51

Company The Cochrane Collaboration
Location Freiburg, Germany
Title PHP/Drupal Developer

The Cochrane Collaboration (www.cochrane.org), an international, non-profit medical organization specializing in the production of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and at the forefront of knowledge translation and dissemination of medical information, is seeking a PHP/Drupal Developer (Programmer) to head up the technical implementation of a network of websites in Drupal. Currently, we have over 70 websites (see: http://cochrane.org/contact/ entities.htm) managed by contributors (16,000+) around the world. We are looking to use Drupal to integrate and better manage our large, multilingual web presence. This is a chance for a talented and experienced Drupal developer to become involved with a large, non-profit organization in an exciting and innovative project to use Drupal's functionality as a CMF (content management framework) for managing Cochrane's web presence including the development of an intranet, online communities, discussion forums, blogs, wikis and other social and collaborative working environments as well as, eventually, Web 3.0 or Semantic Web technology implementation and development.

German Cochrane Centre/Deutsches Cochrane Zentrum
University Hospital Freiburg /Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik
Stefan-Meier-Str. 26
D-79104 Freiburg

Work time: 100%

Length of contract: 1 1/2 years with the possibility of extension


  • Excellent PHP programming skills, with 2 or more years professional experience
  • Experience with demonstrated success implementing large, database-driven, multilingual websites preferably using Drupal
  • Experience with Drupal theming
  • Experience with development of custom Drupal modules
  • Experience with MySQL
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Able to work as both a team member and independently
  • Are willing to learn and apply new software development tools, technologies, and methodologies
  • Some management experience desirable, as you will supervise the work of our student programmers
  • Near-fluency in English
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, while adhering to industry-standard development practices

Additional, optional qualifications:

  • Unix scripting
  • CSS, XSLT, HTML and Javascript
  • Well-known in the Drupal community and can provide recommendations from other developers in Drupal
  • Some knowledge of or interest in online health and medical information a plus
  • Some knowledge of German a plus as you will work with our Systems
  • Administrators and possibly other German-speaking individuals here

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Salary: Pay based according to the standard, university tariff
  • Benefits: All the benefits of a large, top-tier university

How to apply:
Provide (English-only, please): CV/Resume/Lebenslauf, at least 2 professional reference letters (Zeugnisse, can be in German), and contact details of current employer, samples of previous work outputs/Drupal deployments (URLs) and documentation snippets from previous coding work.

Chris Mavergames (CMS Project Manager)
Web Operations Manager/Information Architect
The Cochrane Collaboration

Deutsches Cochrane Zentrum
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Medizinische Informatik
Stefan-Meier-Str. 26
D-79104 Freiburg GERMANY
+49(0)761.203.6713 tel | 203.6712 fax
+49(0)175.430.3419 mobile
Skype name: c.mavergames

Deadline: 15 April 2009

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