Open Applications

The Netherlands eScience Center is constantly looking for enthusiastic research software engineers to join the eScience Team.

Who are we?

The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC) is the Dutch national expertise center for the development and application of research software to advance academic research. We create the tools, infrastructure and digital methodologies that enable researchers to make major scientific breakthroughs and contribute to society. We do this by combining and harnessing our unique blend of scientific and software development skills. Our growing team of eScience research engineers are scientists with extensive backgrounds in a broad range of disciplines.

Who are you?

You are passionate about science and software. You believe in the transformative power of science and have strong research credentials, preferably at the Master’s or PhD level. What’s more, you possess extensive software development skills and become excited at the thought of using both talents to solve major scientific questions.

As an eScience research engineer, you will operate in an academic environment and develop high-quality scientific software for specific research projects. You will be responsible for the translation of the scientific questions raised by these projects into dedicated solutions that effectively leverage advanced digital technologies and eScience infrastructure.

We are particularly looking for engineers with the following profiles:

eScience Research Engineers for Data Analytics

eScience Research Engineers for Optimized Data Handling

eScience Research Engineers for Efficient Computing

Why join us?

Because we work at the edge of scientific discovery. As a member of our team you will collaborate with some of the Netherlands’ leading researchers to find answers and create knowledge and methodologies. You will be joining a team of interesting, curious, intelligent and ambitious people with a passion for science and an aim to drive major scientific changes. You will be given extensive opportunity to further develop your professional and personal capacities. Beyond learning new technical skills that are inherent to each project, our eScience engineers are encouraged to further develop their own focus, by following external training, developing dedicated software or leading scientific projects. For more information on our working conditions, see our Collective Labour Agreement (CAO).

Want to apply?

Then send an email to, with the subject line: Application for eScience Research Engineer. All open applications are reviewed the third Friday of every month. Your application must contain: a recent CV, a letter of motivation, applicable references, and a code sample, i.e. a piece of code that you wrote for a previous assignment and/or a link to your GitHub account (or equivalent).

For more information about job opportunities at the eScience Center or about the hiring process, you can send an email to

Applications for specific projects

Besides the opportunities for open applications (see above), we are at the moment specifically looking for engineer working on:

eScience Research Engineers for projects in the areas of Big Data and Health

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