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Position: Software Developer
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Work together with a team of developers and data scientists; Deploy EPND data and analysis platform and import/manage the sample metadata and data in central as well as federated environment; Provide support for sample, clinical, molecular and imaging data discovery, management and integration; Develop new web-based tools for reporting the progress and results of research projects; Develop and deploy scalable data repository solutions; Work closely with other team members on the design and implementation of data analysis workflows and visualization tools
Requirements: A master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or another field but with equivalent proven experience as software developer; Strong and demonstrable computer programming skill in Python and/or R is a requirement, additionally skill in Java/C++ is an advantage; In depth knowledge in RDBMS (MySQL/PostgreSQL) is a requirement, additionally working knowledge of NoSQL (MongoDB/Elastic/Redis) is an advantage; Experience of building and operating a SaaS/PaaS platform in a public cloud environment (Azure, AWS etc). Experience of Azure Cosmos DB is an advantage; Experience of the source code control process using tools such as Git; Experience in Continuous integration and deployment is an advantage
   
Text: UOL04317 31-Dec-2099 The University | About us... The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide. Within the University, the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is a highly interdisciplinary research centre (IC), integrating experimental biology and computational biology approaches in order to develop the foundation of a future predictive, preventive and personalized medicine. Your Role... As a pioneer in its field, the LCSB develops many research and research-supporting applications in-house. We are looking for a scientific software developer to work with central as well as federated data management solutions, implementation of bioinformatic/medical informatics analysis algorithms, and GUI design for a recently funded Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) project - ‘European Platform for Neurodegenerative Diseases (EPND)’. The overall objective of this project is to develop EPND as a European infrastructure facilitating access to biological samples and data in order to accelerate biomarker discovery and validation, and eventually support the development of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Establish a network that provides central and federated access to high quality samples and data from many existing cohorts by combining existing data discovery and sharing initiatives made interoperable as part of the AD Workbench . In addition to enabling the sharing and access of data and samples, the platform will provide central and federated capabilities to ensure unified interpretation of biomarker data. Work together with a team of developers and data scientists. Deploy EPND data and analysis platform and import/manage the sample metadata and data in central as well as federated environment. Provide support for sample, clinical, molecular and imaging data discovery, management and integration. Develop new web-based tools for reporting the progress and results of research projects. Develop and deploy scalable data repository solutions. Work closely with other team members on the design and implementation of data analysis workflows and visualization tools. Bring new IT/bioinformatics data analysis workflows and pipelines to the community. What we expect from you… A master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics or another field but with equivalent proven experience as software developer. Strong and demonstrable computer programming skill in Python and/or R is a requirement, additionally skill in Java/C++ is an advantage. In depth knowledge in RDBMS (MySQL/PostgreSQL) is a requirement, additionally working knowledge of NoSQL (MongoDB/Elastic/Redis) is an advantage. Experience of building and operating a SaaS/PaaS platform in a public cloud environment (Azure, AWS etc). Experience of Azure Cosmos DB is an advantage. Experience of the source code control process using tools such as Git. Experience in Continuous integration and deployment is an advantage. In Short... Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Starting date: As soon as possible Location: Belval Job Reference: UOL04317 How to apply... Applications (in English) should contain the following documents: A detailed curriculum vitae A cover letter describing previous project experience (if any) and future interests A description of name and addresses of three referees if available Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered; please apply ONLINE. 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. In return you will get… A fully funded position with an inflation-adjusted competitive salary. Modern and bright office rooms. Modern and performant work equipment. An environment in which continuous learning is actively encouraged and funded. A modern infrastructure with state-of-the-art applications and technologies. A real opportunity to create a positive impact on medical research and human betterment. 32 days of annual leave and 40 hours of leave for personal reasons. Compulsory social health insurance and private options at preferential rates. Meal vouchers for use in restaurants and supermarkets. Participate in the building of state-of-the-art translational medicine platform to support clinical projects from national, EU and beyond. An opportunity to join the fast-growing Bioinformatics Core Facility group headed by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider in the newly created LCSB. An exciting international environment. Further information... For further information, please contact: Dr. Venkata Satagopam ( venkata.satagopam@uni.lu ), 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
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