Research Software Engineer (0.8-1.0 FTE) bij Universiteit Utrecht

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Research Software Engineer (0.8-1.0 FTE) bij Universiteit Utrecht

Research Software Engineer (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Job description
Do you like solving complex problems using digital methods? Would you like to work at the interface of science and technology? The Research Engineering team at Utrecht University is looking for a research software engineer. Our team supports researchers in applying digital technologies, in various stages of their research. We help researchers with technological challenges on, for example data handling and computing. But we also consult on methodological issues, like the selection of the most suitable research approach or the validation of results. In our engineering projects, we closely work together with researchers from a wide variety of domains and for a specific period. Our unique approach combines experience in both academic research and software engineering.

As a research software engineer you will/are:

  • provide consultancy and develop research software;
  • work in projects together with researchers and engineering colleagues;
  • work in projects that vary in size from a few months to over a year;
  • typically work on 2 or 3 projects simultaneously;
  • apply Open Science and FAIR principles;
  • part of a diverse group of engineers with a variety of skills and expertise;
  • expected to closely manage your engineering projects.

Required expertise are:

  • MSc, PhD or professional bachelor degree;
  • experience with software engineering;
  • proficiency in Python, R and/or C;
  • experience with Linux, shell scripting and version control (Git);
  • experience with one or more of the following domains:
  • cloud computing and/or high performance computing;
  • databases;
  • machine learning;
  • data/text mining;
  • research infrastructure.

Required competences are:

  • talent for technical problem solving;
  • excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • proven organizational and time management skills;
  • flexible approach and manner;
  • good communication skills in English, both verbally and written.

This is an appointment of 0.8 – 1.0 FTE for the duration of one year. In case of a good performance, an indefinite employment is one of the possibilities. The minimum gross salary is €2,960 and the maximum gross salary is €4,670 (scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month, at a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

About the organization
A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Information Technology Services (ITS) directorate is responsible for the central IT services of the entire university. About 8,000 internal employees and 35,000 students use the services of ITS. you get an impression of working at ITS. An inspiring and pleasant working environment with nice colleagues. Your work location is the Utrecht Science Park. Of course you can work flexibly. The Research Engineering Team is part of the ITS Department Research & Data Management Services. For a brief impression of Information and Technology Services, please visit working at ITS.

About Utrecht
Utrecht, one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, is the fourth largest city in the Netherlands, with a charming old centre and an internationally oriented culture The city with a population of nearly 360,000 is strongly influenced by its century-old university  and forms a hub in the middle of the country. Its ancient city centre and its modern central station can easily be reached from the Utrecht Science Park by public transport or by a 15 minute bicycle ride. Utrecht boasts beautiful canals with extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafés and terraces by the water, as well as a broad variety of shops and boutiques.

Additional information
For more information about this position, please contact Ir Frank Heere (Department Manager Research & Data Management Services), via or +31 626 73 28 43.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button.

The application deadline is

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