University of Luxembourg

R&D specialist in Responsible Reproducible Research (R3)

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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.

Your Role...

As a pioneer in its field, the LCSB develops many research and research-supporting applications in-house. We are looking for a research and development specialist to work within the Responsible Reproducible Research (R3) team. You will primarily perform development and supportive tasks related to the output of research and you will be the go-to person when it comes to the practical implementation of customized applications.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • develop scripts (in Python, Ruby, Liquid, Julia, or other) to improve existing resources and processes
  • integrate existing tools into an overall quality-assurance pipeline
  • add and improve content of documentation resources
  • automate processes using CI/CD
  • fix bugs identified by software developers and/or users
  • work closely with other team members on developing essential resources
  • propose creative and practical solutions to simplify and automate processes
  • prepare documents for training and/or reporting on an as-needed basis
  • write and maintain formal documentation for technical procedures

What we expect from you…

  • Minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering, data science, or another field but with equivalent and proven experience
  • Strong and demonstrable computer programming skills are a requirement, additionally skills in Python are an advantage
  • Experience of the source code control process using tools (e.g., git), DevOps, or Continuous Integration / Deployment is an advantage
  • Experience with production-level software projects (any domain) including unit testing and using agile software development methodologies are a strong advantage
  • Proficiency in UNIX / Linux is highly desired
  • Demonstrable successful delivery of projects
  • Knowledge of using the shell (any OS) is desirable
  • Solid knowledge of one (scientific) programming language (Python, R, C++, Julia) is a strong advantage
  • Other programming/scripting languages, such as Matlab, Octave are considered an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively. Fluency in English is required. Any other language is considered an asset
  • Ability to articulate clearly technical needs within an interdisciplinary setting
  • No prior knowledge of the biomedical research required, but a willingness to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is essential
  • Reproducibility attitude, a mind of transparency, and a belief in the value of sharing and reusability of assets
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at one time while working independently and effectively under deadlines
  • An enthusiastic and motivated team player
  • Willingness to learn and ability to adapt

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: 24 months fixed-term contract (extension possible up to 60 months in total)
  • Work hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal title: Research and development specialist
  • Job reference: UOL05654

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A cover letter describing previous project experience (if any) and future interests
  • List of publications, data, infrastructure, software, or other projects
  • The name and addresses of three referees (if available)

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.

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R&D specialist in Responsible Reproducible Research (R3)
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
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