Software Engineer: Center for Biosustainability, DTU, Denmark

Software Engineer
Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 19 January 2018

Software Engineer: Center for Biosustainability, DTU, Denmark: We seek a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to develop experimental data processing methods and web user interfaces for our software platform supporting the genetic engineering of microbial strains.

The job
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) is an independent research unit at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) that conducts research on the development of microbial “cell factories” for chemical and therapeutic protein production.

You will join the Software Engineering & Applications group of our Compuational Biology unit. Your role will be to develop experimental data processing methods in C/C++ and Python as well as to develop web user interfaces in TypeScript to make the software accessible to our scientists.

As a software engineer joining our team you will develop new features together with other software engineers and with the input of our researchers. You should have a cooperative nature and be willing to nurture your own talents and those of your teammates.

Primary areas of responsibility

  • Develop data processing methods in C/C++ and Python
  • Develop user interfaces, visualizations and web services
  • Communicate with researchers and other developers to collect requirements and jointly create and improve components of the platform
  • Develop, collaborate on, and deploy web services using version control, continuous integration and Docker

Our expectations of you
A degree in Computer Science or similar or equivalent work experience in software engineering is required. In addition, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Able to write high quality, structured, and maintainable code
  • Demonstrable experience developing single-page web applications using modern JavaScript libraries or frameworks
  • Experience at developing machine learning methods and other data processing algorithms
  • Knowledge of C, C++ and Python
  • Competent at writing helpful documentation and appropriate unit tests
  • Good interpersonal skills — able to work with technical and scientific staff with different roles and professional backgrounds and willingness to learn from others

We value developer community participation. If you have active profiles on GitHub or StackExchange or any significant open source contributions, please include the details in your CV or cover letter.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The workplace will at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than Friday, 19 January 2018. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact group leader Lars Schöning at

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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Apply no later than 19 January 2018
Apply for the job at Center for Biosustainability by completing the following form.

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