Software Developer

University of Zurich


Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Software developer
80 -100 %

If you are a sharp Software developer with a creative edge, strong problem-solving skills, and the desire and tenacity to be part of an international research group at the University of Zurich, we would like to meet you.
Our research group combines mathematical models, simulations, and data set analyses to address fundamental and applied questions in ecology. Our current major research interest focuses on the structure and dynamics of ecological networks. This complements main approaches to biodiversity research that neglect species interactions.

Your responsibilities

The position requires skills with the newest computation technologies for supporting research. The candidate will coordinate large job campaigns on diverse batch-oriented execution environments (cloud computing) as well as organize and handle large databases, maintain the group's websites, and bring support on hardware and software if needed.

Your profile

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, or a related field such as Physics, Engineering, or Computational Biology.
  • Knowledge of coding languages (e.g. JavaScript, C) and frameworks/systems (e.g. ReactJS, AngularJS, Git). Ability to learn new languages and technologies.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with various operating systems, mainly Linux.
  • Experience in analyzing computer hardware and software.
  • Strong problem solving skills, adaptable, proactive, and with an excellent command of English.
  • Strong knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with non-relational databases is a plus.
  • Experience in high performance computing on cloud environments is a plus.
  • Familiarity with software design and systems such as GIMP and LaTeX is an asset.

What we offer

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Place of work

University of Zurich, Irchel campus

Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed. Please submit your application by 15.11.2019.

Interested candidates, please send a motivation letter, name and contact of three references, and CV as a single pdf file.

Further information

Sabine Cavalcanti

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