Software Engineer - Brain Center UMC Utrecht

Software Engineer - Brain Center UMC Utrecht

Published Deadline Location
14 May 3 Jun Utrecht
In the Registration and Imaging of Brain Systems (RIBS) lab of the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the UMC Utrecht, two positions are available for a Software Engineer.

Job description

Two software engineers will participate in several Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) projects where we develop implantable and wearable neural devices in people with severe paralysis, so they can control a computer directly with their brain signals. The engineers will co-develop and create software for independent home use by people using a BCI. The software will need to 1) interface with BCI hardware using implantable and non-implantable BCI technologies; 2) perform real-time signal processing and machine learning on user’s brain signals, and 3) provide an intuitive user interface for computer control with brain signals. The engineers will play a key role in the multidisciplinary team of scientists. More on our work can be found at the BCI-website. Hybrid working arrangement is possible with 2 full days at UMC Utrecht and 3 days at home. Working hours can be arranged flexibly.

Our work frequently reaches the media. For recent news developments, see these three publications:


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)


  • Have demonstrable experience in writing medical and research software, including MDR and CE software
  • Have completed formal training in Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Be proficient in C/C++/C#, Python
  • Be proficient with version control (Github)
  • Be proficient in applying quality management (eg Jira)
  • Be familiar with writing UML
  • Be familiar with IoT and interfacing with 3rd party devices
  • Be familiar with writing test cases and software tests
  • Be familiar with implementing machine learning algorithms
  • Be able to translate research ideas to software requirements
  • Enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team

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Conditions of employment

The maximum salary for this position (36 - 36 hours) is € 5.504,00 gross per month based on full-time employment.

In addition, we offer an annual benefit of 8.3%, holiday allowance, travel expenses and career opportunities. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Cao University Medical Centers (UMC).


The RIBS lab focuses on new neuroscientific methods for the diagnosis and support of people with neurological disorders. The team is highly multidisciplinary and growing, with currently 8 senior scientists, 6 PhD students, 4 support staff and a varying number of Master students. The members have backgrounds in neuroscience, psychology, biology, physics, computer and data science, and operate as a team with complementary skills and roles.

The common aim the team is committed to, is to translate neuroscientific and technological advances to new solutions for people with severe disabilities. Available techniques include 256-channel EEG systems for intracranial (ECoG, SEEG) recordings, fMRI (1.5, 3 and 7T human Philips systems), 256-channel recordings in patients during awake neurosurgery and neurodevices with 4-128 electrodes implanted in people with Locked-in Syndrome

Additional information

Contact our colleague:
Julia Berezutskaya


  • IT
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • max. €5504 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • 2024-4425


University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht)

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Heidelberglaan 100, 3584CX, Utrecht

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 3 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).