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Scientific programmers

DTU Bioinformatics offers 2 positions as scientific programmer. The target start date for employment is 1 February 2017.

DTU Bioinformatics is an international department engaged in basic research within bioinformatics and systems biology. The department has 70 employees as well as many visiting scientists and students working in a friendly, informal and at times hectic environment.

DTU Bioinformatics is currently hosting the Danish national supercomputer, which is the 2nd most powerful supercomputer in Denmark focusing on life sciences and healthcare.

The job

The work will focus on creating web applications, as well as working with the supercomputer team, and the occasional aiding of scientific staff. Our daily work involves solving problems from just about every area of computer science, including search, information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, big data and so on. The computer installation at DTU Bioinformatics comprises of, several multi-processor shared-memory servers, and many Linux clusters dedicated to specific projects and a 6PB storage system.

Primary areas of responsibility
You will:

  • Be involved in all aspects of infrastructure and operations of the projects you are on.
  • Aid scientific staff in developing efficient software and algorithmic methods.
  • Improve the overall computer infrastructure and services.

Our expectations of you

  • Experience creating web applications, understanding of RESTful Web Services.
  • Experience with Python back end frameworks (such as Django, Flask or similar).
  • Modern front-end development in HTML, CSS, JS, and experience with JavaScript frameworks and libraries.
  • Experience building applications using MVC patterns (AngularJS or similar frameworks).
  • Experience with relational databases, Test-driven development (TDD), version control systems (git), task runners (Gulp), provisioning/configuration management (Ansible).
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix.
  • Knowledge of Open Stack.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) paradigm.
  • Experience working with data center automation products (e.g. workflow-based provisioning).
  • Experience in managing network infrastructures.
  • Optional background in life sciences and/or bioinformatics.

What we offer in return

  • A chance to work with a small and dynamic team.
  • Influence on the tools and technology.
  • Everybody’s opinion matters regardless of team and position.
  • Personal growth through great colleagues and challenging tasks.
  • Informal, inclusive and very flexible workplace.
  • Frequent travels.

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

Application and contact

We must have your online application by 5 January 2017. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

Further information may be obtained from Emil Rydza, and Ali Syed,

You can read more about DTU Bioinformatics on

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Bioinformatics is a new department at DTU formed by the bioinformatic part of the former Department of Systems Biology. DTU Bioinformatics is operating at the highest level of research, teaching, innovation, and consultancy services within the areas biotechnological informatics and health informatics. The department’s activities in the fields of research, teaching, scientific advice, and innovation are centered on the following research areas: health and cancer, immunology, infectious diseases, proteins, molecular biology, and molecular mechanisms, plants and biotechnology and big data infrastructure.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.


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