Scientific software developer

Scientific software developer

Published Deadline Location
30 May 31 Jul Wageningen

Job description

Are you interested in developing quality scientific software with high societal impact? At Biometris we develop statistical and mathematical methods for the quantification of biological processes and processes in our living environment. These methods are applied and validated in practice and are often available as software packages.

One of the domains in which Biometris is strongly involved is exposure and risk assessment of chemicals in foods. In close collaboration with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) we develop science-based models for chemical risk assessment and implement these in the Monte Carlo Risk Assessment (MCRA) web platform. The MCRA web platform is a unique modelling platform that is accepted for use in the regulatory domain by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and also continuously enriched with novel, state-of-the-art scientific models.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, scientific software developer to strengthen our team in extending, improving and maintaining the MCRA web platform and related software. In this role, you will implement complex statistical and mathematical models in ready-to-use software that is accompanied with an accessible, easy-to-use, user interface. You will help us keeping up to date with latest technologies and contribute to continuous improvement of the software and our software development process. Aside from your role as software developer, you will have the opportunity to fulfill a role as a scientist, by contributing to the development of novel quantitative models or improving on existing models.

Your tasks:
  • Translate statistical and mathematical models to efficient and high quality software implementations (C#);
  • Update and extend the RESTful Web API (.NET core) to improve connectivity with other (external) software and tools in the domain of chemical risk assessment;
  • Improve the frontend web application (Angular/TypeScript) with new features and better user friendliness;
  • Contribute to migrate the codebase to a containerized architecture that can be deployed on the Azure ecosystem;
  • Write automated test and update the documentation (Python/Sphinx);
  • Contribute to, and take initiative in continuous improvement of the quality of the software, keeping on track with the latest technology, and further improving our agile development process.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • Translate statistical and mathematical models to efficient and high quality software implementations (C#);
  • Update and extend the RESTful Web API (.NET core) to improve connectivity with other (external) software and tools in the domain of chemical risk assessment;
  • Improve the frontend web application (Angular/TypeScript) with new features and better user friendliness;
  • Contribute to migrate the codebase to a containerized architecture that can be deployed on the Azure ecosystem;
  • Write automated test and update the documentation (Python/Sphinx);
  • Contribute to, and take initiative in continuous improvement of the quality of the software, keeping on track with the latest technology, and further improving our agile development process.
This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C1 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.

Conditions of employment

The selected candidate will initially be appointed for two years. At the end of this period an evaluation will follow with a possibility to obtain a permanent position.

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment. A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:
  • the work location is Wageningen;
  • working hours can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 4%;
  • excellent pension scheme.
In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, a challenging position with experts from Biometris in collaboration with RIVM and depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between €2.836,-- and € 5.268,-- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10 or 11).

The starting date is to be determined.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted po You are going to work at the greenest and most innovative campus in Holland, and at a university that has been chosen as the "Best University" in the Netherlands for the 17th consecutive time.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees. Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may qualify for a special tax relief, known as the 30% ruling. Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.
Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about helping your partner to find a job, housing, schooling, and other issues.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University and Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With its roughly 30 branches, 6.800 employees and 12.900 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of Wageningen's unique approach. WUR has been named Best Employer in the Education category for 2019-2020.

These are the points our employees list as good reasons to come work at WUR: read the 5 reasons to come work at WUR

Biometris is one of the largest groups of quantitative scientists in North-Western Europe. We develop statistical and mathematical methods for the quantification of biological processes and processes in our living environment. These methods are applied and validated in practice and are often available as software packages. We cover a wide range of application areas, from gene to ecosystem and from product to production chain. Our goal is to bring quantitative methods to life!

We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Johannes Kruisselbrink, johannes.kruisselbrink@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact psg.vacaturemeldingen@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 31-07-2022. The first interviews will already take place during the term of the vacancy. In case a suitable candidate is found, the procedure will be closed immediately.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Specifications

  • IT
  • Agriculture
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €2836—€5268 per month
  • University graduate
  • P972689-1

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Johannes Kruisselbrink, johannes.kruisselbrink@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact psg.vacaturemeldingen@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 31-07-2022. The first interviews will already take place during the term of the vacancy. In case a suitable candidate is found, the procedure will be closed immediately.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Application procedure

Application procedure

For more information about this position, please contact Johannes Kruisselbrink, johannes.kruisselbrink@wur.nl.
For more information about the procedure, please contact psg.vacaturemeldingen@wur.nl.

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including 31-07-2022. The first interviews will already take place during the term of the vacancy. In case a suitable candidate is found, the procedure will be closed immediately.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Make sure to apply no later than 31 Jul 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).