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Scientific Programmer Computational Biomedicine

We seek a highly qualified scientific programmer for advanced applications in relation to Computational Biomedicine, executing on high-end massively parallel …

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Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2835 - € 4274 per maand


We seek a highly qualified scientific programmer for advanced applications in relation to Computational Biomedicine, executing on high-end massively parallel computing systems.

What are you going to do?

The main focus will be on the development and maintenance of our software portfolio (for an example see our open-source cellular flow modelling toolkit Hemocell and to contribute to workflows in relation to in-silico stroke trials (see INSIST). You will work, together with PhD students and Postdocs, on new, specialized applications of our software, as well as on improving the performance of our software. These applications are often embedded in large international projects in cooperation with external partners in e.g. Sheffield, London, or Geneva. You will support our scientific team to realize efficient HPC simulation solutions with these codes.

This position can give grounds to fast professional development in parallel numerical techniques, simulation methods, and application of state-of-the-art computational solutions for large-scale systems, and High Performance Computing on Europe’s largest supercomputers.


The candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in Computational Science or a related field, with experience in High Performance Computing. The candidate should be first and foremost an excellent programmer, fluent in C++ and Python, with experience in complex software engineering projects, including collaborative software development. Since most work revolves around numerical modelling, knowledge and general interest of solving scientific problems with numerical techniques is important. Furthermore, most work is done in collaboration with others, therefore the will and the capability to communicate with scientists from different disciplines (for instance biomedicine, physics, computer science) is necessary.

The following is considered an advantage for this position:

  • experience with scientific codes, including open-source ones such as: Palabos, HemeLB, Espresso, LAMMPS;
  • knowledge of HPC job scheduling systems (e.g. slurm, PBS);
  • knowledge of any of the following programming languages: Fortran, C#, Java, julia;
  • knowledge of the lattice Boltzmann method;
  • knowledge of workflow systems, e.g. Taverna;
  • familiarity with container technologies (e.g. Docker, Singularity);
  • motivation to read, process, and understand scientific papers (maybe even author a few).


A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for a period of three years in the rank of ‘ICT developer’.

The salary, depending on qualifications and relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be € 2.835 to € 3.895 (scale 9) to € 2.709 to € 4.274 (scale 10) gross per month, based on fulltime (38 hours a week), exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. Please note that for this position you have to be permitted to work in the Netherlands. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Some further things we offer:

  • very friendly, interactive and international working environment;
  • new building located near the city center (20 minutes by bicycle) of one of Europe’s most beautiful and lively cities;
  • access to high-end computing facilities (e.g. cluster with 4,000+ cores).

English is the working language within the Informatics Institute. Moreover, since Amsterdam is a very international city where almost everybody speaks and understands English, candidates need not be afraid of the language barrier.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.

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