Scientific Programmer Developing Data Exchange Prototypes

University of Amsterdam Informatics Institute


Scientific Programmer Developing Data Exchange Prototypes

Publication date 13 September 2021

Closing date 11 October 2021

Level of education Graduate

Hours 38 hours per week

Salary indication €2,790 to €4,402 gross per month

Vacancy number 21-712

The Multiscale Networked Systems (MNS) is one of the research group at the Informatics Institute (IvI) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The MNS group conducts research on leading-edge computer systems of all scales, ranging from global-scale systems and networks. Across these multiple scales our particular interest is on extra-functional properties of computer systems, such as performance, reliability, programmability, productivity, trustability.

The research will take place in close collaboration with the KPMG, and a number of hospitals like the Antonius Ziekenhuis, UMC Utrecht, VUmc  partners in the project, where expertise and experimental facilities, AI and analytics, and data management and data transfers.

The MNS group invites applications for a fully funded scientific programmer in the area of secure data sharing architectures. The programmer will be embedded and contribute to the recently awarded EPI NWO project

What are you going to do

The scientific programmer will specifically focus on implementing the software infrastructure needed to enable the personalized interventions in various health application, through a shared data infrastructure, allowing for machine learning combining this and other data sources to generate better knowledge on effective interventions. This position is defined in the context of a personalized digital health twin, the candidate will collaborate and interact with researchers at universities and health professionals.

What do we require

  • A BSc or MSc degree in computer science, software engineering, with 3-5 years of experience
  • Demonstrable experience as a (scientific) programmer and/or as a system engineer working on distributed, container and cloud solutions
  • Basic knowledge in Machine learning
  • strong programming skills preferably Rust, Typescript, Python;
  • The ability to write technical reports, user software guides’ guide, and software documentation
  • An interest in the research process and in engaging with research outcomes and innovative solutions
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • The ability to work independently as well as within a team

Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours a week, preferably starting on 1 Novovember 2021.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,790 to €4,402 (scale 10) gross per month (Ontwikkelaar ICT 3), based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look here.


Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

  • Adam Belloum

About us

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 11 October 2021. You can apply online by using the link below. 

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a motivation letter and CV, including a list of publications

Please mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews 2 weeks after the closing date.

In your application, please refer to