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Scientific Full-stack Python Developer

LCSB – Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Closing date
4 Sep 2024

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Job Type
Engineer, Research Assistant, Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

About us...

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Luxembourg. We conduct fundamental and translational research in the field of Systems Biology and Biomedicine - in the lab, in the clinic and in silico. We focus on neurodegenerative processes and are especially interested in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and their contributing factors.

The LCSB recruits talented scientists from various disciplines: computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and clinicians from more than 50 countries currently work at the LCSB. We excel because we are truly interdisciplinary and together we contribute to science and society.

Your Role...

Bioinformatics Core group of LCSB is involved in the development of tools and services for the data life cycle in translational medicine research. We partner in various national and international clinical research initiatives, including Horizon and IHI-funded projects, and serve as a co-host of the ELIXIR-Luxembourg node. We are looking for a scientific full stack developer to support research data management, data engineering, and data science tasks. In this role, you will collaborate closely with clinical researchers and data scientists to explore, combine, visualize, access, and analyse biological datasets across clinical research domains such as neurodegeneration, aging, immunology, and infectious diseases. Additionally, you will contribute to open-source software development for both in-house and ELIXIR projects. You will also contribute in the open-source software development for both in-house projects as well as ELIXIR projects.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Venkata Satagopam (), Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Core Facility and Technical Coordinator of the ELIXIR-Luxembourg Node

Online applications should be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider, Head of the Bioinformatics Core Facility and Head of the ELIXIR-Luxembourg Node

What we expect from you…

Academic background

  • A Master's degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology, bioinformatics or a related field

Technical skill

  • Significant experience in developing full stack applications
  • Extensive practical experience with Python including popular Python libraries like NumPy and Pandas
  • Strong experience in data warehousing architecture, data processing and ETL development
  • Proficiency in working with relational databases like PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Experience with Linux systems

Personal qualities

  • A deep affinity for and enthusiasm towards scientific research and development
  • A strong desire to learn new skills and technologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

You might also have

  • Experience working with biological data from one or more modalities
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB
  • Proficiency with containerization (e.g., Docker) and container orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge of infrastructure-as-code deployment tools such as Ansible or Terraform
  • Experience working in an academic environment and familiarity with EU regulations including GDPR

Here's what awaits you at the LCSB...

  • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, laboratory and administrative support
  • Truly connected. We work together with hospitals and research institutes on a national and international level as well as industrial partners. Connection between science and society is very important to us. From our school lab - the Scienteens Lab - to the different outreach activities and collaborative partnerships with patient associations, we love to listen to society's needs and share our passion for science
  • Be part of a multicultural team. At the LCSB we have more than 50 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

How to apply...

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A cover letter describing previous project experience (if any) and future interests
  • A description of name and addresses of three referees if available

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract type: Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extension possible)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Campus Belval
  • Internal title: Research and development specialist
  • Job reference: UOL06583


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