Scientific Software Developer /



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€ 70,000 gross/year


Information Technology, Research


flexible, hybrid

Scientific Software Developer /

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your profile

  • An MSc/PhD in bioinformatics with 3-5 years of work experience

  • >3 years of Python programming skills and experienced in working with Django

  • Extensive experience working in a Linux environment

  • A good understanding of version control using git and how to collaboratively develop

  • software

  • Experience in processing NGS datasets

  • Understanding of genetics

  • Interest to translate science into a usable product

  • Ability to work closely together with diverse people

about the company

Solynta is a young technology company that develops and implements hybrid breeding technology in diploid potatoes. This technology will accelerate the development of innovative potato varieties.

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your area of responsibility

For our Bioinformatics department we are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and creative scientific software developer / bio-informatician to strengthen our team. In this role, you contribute to the development of automated data processing pipelines and tools that empower internal users to answer their research questions.

Theses objectives are listed to clearly define the initial workload and tasks. As the objectives are met, we will collaboratively define new objectives. Your initiative and ideas here are very important!

  • Automate to enable user autonomy: The Bioinformatics department develops automated systems to process data and websites that enable users to gain insights in their data themselves.

  • You help in analyzing the workflow and propose processes that contribute to automation and

  • user autonomy.

  • Process and review user feedback and requests: During the first two months analyze, review and discuss user feedback on internal software. Help in setting up an (automated) procedure to

  • standardize communication, scheduling and reporting of user requests

  • Design and implement Django application views: In the first 120 days you will build and test a new Django application view. You will document and present this new view to internal stakeholders and implement requested changes.

  • Refactor and document existing pipelines: You will help to streamline and simplify existing pipelines by modularizing and decoupling tasks. The tasks will be integrated in Airflow Apache,

  • that we use as a workflow orchestration system.

  • Scout, test and develop: We continuously revise and update the technology and techniques used for generating data. For this to work, you need to test the new data, test existing algorithms and

  • develop prototypes before we develop a production workflow.

the benefits

  • A one-year employment contract with the prospect of permanent employment

  • A competitive salary depending on work experience and education

  • The opportunity to become part of an enthusiastic group of people working on one of the world's most promising innovations for improving food supply!

Other benefits:

  • flexible working hours

  • parental, adoptive & care leave

  • professional development opportunities

  • leadership training

  • coaching

  • 🛂 visa sponsorship

  • 💫 fast-track for UA talents

Solynta is a great company to work at. You'll find yourself in an environment of smart, down to earth and motivated colleagues that are eager to help you out.


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