University of Luxembourg

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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.

Successful candidates will join the Bioinformatics Core, led by Prof. Reinhard Schneider, whose research revolves around a better accessibility and interpretation of the ever increasing but often messy data. The group develops algorithms for data mining and visualization and works on methodologies to more easily improve the FAIRification of data. For more information, please visit our website 

Your Role...

For our research activities and projects within LCSB, we are looking for a DevOps engineer with a strong background in programming and Linux operations to support our research IT infrastructures, including our virtual private clouds based on OpenStack and oVirt. In addition, the hired candidate will help with the development and setup of new state-of-the-art solutions.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Setup, implement and monitor research IT services and infrastructures running on OpenStack, oVirt and kubernetes.
  • Provision, install, configure, operate, upgrade, and maintain systems and related infrastructure in and for biomedical, translational, and clinical research.
  • Assist with system backup/recovery services, system administration processes, firewalls, networks, storage.
  • Assist software development activities.
  • Monitor performance and troubleshoot issues, outages, and other incidents.
  • Maintain and monitor support information in ticketing systems and related tools.
  • Write and maintain documentation for technical procedures.
  • Research existing technologies and contribute to new and ongoing (research) projects by applying technology, benchmarks, selection, and methodologies.
  • Work closely with other team members aiming for a high level of quality and user satisfaction.

What we expect from you…


  • Master degree in computer science, engineering or in another field but with equivalent proven experience as DevOps engineer or system administrator.
  • Proven experience with Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu), and Linux scripting (shell / bash).
  • Good programming experience in Python.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management tools, specifically Puppet, Ansible and Foreman.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate the technical needs within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal and external partners. Fluency in English is required. Any other language is considered an asset.
  • An interest in state-of-the-art technologies.


  • Programming experience in Java.
  • Knowledge of identity management technologies (OIDC, SAML, LDAP, AD, Keycloak, RedHat IdM).
  • Knowledge of modern web development technologies (React, Vue.js, Django, etc...).
  • Experience with any of the following technologies:
    • oVirt, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker
    • Icinga, elastic stack
    • git, CI/CD
    • PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB
    • Apache, nginx

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!

In Short...

  • Contract type: Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois (extension possible up to 60 months)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal title: Research and development specialist
  • Job reference: UOL05739

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter explaining why you are interested and why you qualify
  • If available, a list of publications, infrastructure, software, or other projects
  • If available, contact information of references at previous employers

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

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.

About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and has 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.

For further information, please contact Sarah Peter (email address: Use the job title and reference number mentioned above in the subject line of your email.

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