Job Overview
  • Company: Frank Recruitment Group
  • Base Pay: € 42.000 - € 54.000 /jaar
  • Employee Type: Fulltime-/parttimewerknemer
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  • Reference ID: PFI_Oct1
  • Location: Leuven, Flanders
  • Contact: Cristal Otrante
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Software Developer

Software Developer

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or participate in the development of computational approaches to aid in the design, assembly and analysis of DNA constructs, oligonucleotide pools and synthetic libraries.
  • Work closely with the platform group to provide interpretation of downstream data output and iteratively improve design software accordingly.
  • Maintain an accurate and detailed record of tools developed.
  • Ensure that developed tools have biologist-appropriate user interfaces and functionality.
  • Present technical and analytical status updates in weekly meetings.
  • Contribute to scientific research papers, reports and presentations.
  • Follow standard practices for executing version control, testing, and release.
  • Implement data-specific user interfaces and data retrieval reports.
  • Assist users to resolve tool malfunction or data entry errors.
  • Survey and provide feedback on existing and new third-party software that can be incorporated into our workflows.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:
  • Stay up to date with new DNA assembly and gene/genome editing technologies.
  • Train biologists to use the tools being developed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a Master's degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience writing software for molecular or synthetic biology applications.
  • Experience with web application frameworks (Tomcat/Django/Flask).
  • Experience with relational database structure and management (SQL, Postgres, MySQL).
  • Experience with HPC environments.
  • Experience with containers (Docker).
  • Experience with and adherence to software development best practices (version control, code review).
  • Proficiency with scripted programming languages (Python preferable) in a Unix environment.
  • Proficiency with object-orientated languages (JAVA preferable).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing assembled genomes, various alignment tools, visualization tools, and other genome interrogation and analysis software.
  • Analytical skills sufficient to troubleshoot discrepancies in data results and make improvement recommendations.
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in parallel while working on a large number of projects.

Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience in writing software for analysis of DNA sequence or experimental data.
  • Experience with web development and related technologies (Javascript, ORMs).
  • Experience with full stack software development and deployment.
  • Knowledge of general molecular biology techniques and the laboratory DNA sequencing technologies and genetics, or related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with commercial laboratory software (e.g. Benchling, LabKey etc).
  • Familiarity with statistical tools and interpretation of data.
  • Proficiency with compiled programming languages (C/C++, Java or others) in a Unix environment.

Benefits :

  • Company car
  • Meal Voucher
  • Health and Group Insurance
  • In house Yoga session
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid holidays
  • Company Activities

Contact me , Cristal Otrante , at or at +31202418520 to have all the information about the company , the role and many other OpenSource opening in Belgium


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