Job Opportunity: eScience Research Engineer

March 7th, 2019

The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch national center of excellence for the development and application of research software to advance academic research. We are convinced that research in every academic discipline can be improved by taking advantage of available digital technology. We take a multidisciplinary approach, combining our deep knowledge of both academic research and software development to help define and solve research challenges. We share our ideas and the tools we develop. Together with a wide range of partner organizations, we advance not just our research projects, but the state of academic research in general.

We are looking for an enthusiastic:

eScience Research Engineer 0.8-1.0 fte (m/f)

Having deep knowledge of both academic research and software development to help define and solve scientific challenges

The position:

eScience research engineers have an academic background and are interested in developing and applying research software within academic disciplines. They also actively share their knowledge and experience with the academic community. As an eScience research engineer you will operate in an academic environment. You will be responsible for the translation of research questions into solutions that effectively apply advanced digital technologies. You will develop high-quality software and ensure that these can be used easily by academic researchers. Our eScience research engineers work as a team, creatively combining and sharing knowledge between projects. It is likely that you will work part time at the eScience Center in Amsterdam and part time at a university or research institute participating in collaborative projects. The person we are looking for is capable of quickly adopting new technologies and contributing to academic publications. Algorithmic reasoning and analytical skills are important aspects for this position.

We require:

  • Completed master degree or PhD in computer science with specific interest in computational geometry;
  • Solid programming experience with different programming languages (Java, C++ and javascript);
  • Experience with optimization and implementation of newly developed algorithms;
  • Interest in information visualization and experience with the following technologies is considered an asset;
  • oCGAL, D3, Leaflet (and/or Cesium), Webbased GIS tools;
  • Excellent command of English, both verbally and in written communication.


  • Collaborative, open, resourceful, motivated, flexible, creative, initiative taking, independent but also a real team player.

Working conditions:

We offer a position at the eScience Center for a fixed period of 2 years within the collective agreement for Dutch Research Institutes (Cao-OI). The candidate will be based at the Netherlands eScience Center in Amsterdam.

Classification is based on education and experience with salary depending on qualifications and experience, starting from € 2.736,- up to € 5.064,- gross per month, with a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10-11). Holiday pay amounts to 8% of the gross salary and we also offer a 13th month of salary as an end-of-year payment.


The eScience Center offers an interesting and challenging work environment with attention to personal development and diversity. You will work in an international team with an informal but creative and ambitious character. The main location is Amsterdam (Science Park).

For more information about this opportunity you can contact Rena Bakhshi, eScience Research Coordinator at Please send your resume and application letter before March 31st 2019 to Additional information can be found at

The eScience Center has an active diversity policy and would like to hire persons with a background that is underrepresented at the eScience Center. We therefore encourage women and minorities to apply.

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