Software Developer for DARWIN EU

Software Developer for DARWIN EU

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17 Oct 30 Oct Rotterdam

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Job description

The Health Data Science group at the Department of Medical Informatics of the Erasmus MC is looking for a software developer with proven experience in R programming and modern web development like cloud technologies, containerization and DevOps practices.

The Department is establishing a coordination centre for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Medicines Regulatory Network to provide timely and reliable evidence on the use, safety and effectiveness of medicines for human use, including vaccines, from real world healthcare databases across the European Union. This capability is called the Data Analysis and Real World Interrogation Network (DARWIN EU®).

You will be responsible for designing, developing, documenting, and maintaining R code that will be executed against health data in this network that is standardized to the OMOP Common Data Model (OMOP-CDM). This data model is maintained by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics initiative. In addition, you will be involved in the development and maintenance of web applications that support the execution of the requested studies. Your work will enable the use of health data at an unprecedented scale in Europe and will facilitate the execution of impactful studies to improve patient care. Your responsibilities will be wide ranging, and besides development work you are expected to collaborate on specific open-source projects, engage in gathering requirements, prioritization, presenting your work to end users and other stakeholders, and sharing your technical expertise with other developers.

The tech stack you will be working with includes: R, Java, Spring Boot, React, TypeScript, Docker, Azure, SQL


Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam)


We are looking for an experienced software developer with proven experience in R and modern web development like cloud technologies, containerization and DevOps practices with a higher educational background.
  • Knowledge of GIT, and software development best practices are required for this position.
  • The web development tech stack you will be working with includes: Java, Spring Boot, React, TypeScript.
  • Candidates with experience of the OMOP CDM and OHDSI tools are preferred but this is not a requirement.

You can work independently and have excellent written and verbal English communication skills. You are a real team player and are highly motivated to contribute to public health.

Conditions of employment

  • You will receive a temporary position for 1 year.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts a maximum of € 5.088,- (scale 10 ), depending on your level of education and relevant education, based on a workweek of 36 hours.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and a individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP. We take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.
  • Special benefits, such as a incompany physiotherapist and bicycle repairer. And there is also a gym where you can work on your fitness after work.
  • An International Office which aids you in preparing for you arrival and stay.


Erasmus MC

Erasmus MC stands for a healthy population and excellence in healthcare. By conducting groundbreaking work, we aim to push boundaries through leading the way in research, education and healthcare. We have access to the latest equipment and techniques in a state-of-the-art environment.

You will work within the Department of Medical Informatics led by Prof. dr. ir. Peter Rijnbeek. The department is internationally at the forefront of health data standardization and analysis and offers a dynamic, challenging, and cooperative research environment.

The Health Data Science team is responsible for establishing the Coordination Centre for the Data Analysis and Real World Interrogation Network (DARWIN EU®) of the European Medicines Agency, is leading the European Health Data and Evidence Network and is an active contributor to the OHDSI community.


  • Research, development, innovation; IT
  • Health
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • University graduate
  • 42.09.23.TG-P1345594-1


Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam)

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