Software developer (research environment)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 14 Jul 2022

Software developer (research environment)
Software developer (research environment)
Published Deadline Location
23 Jun 14 Jul Maastricht

Are you interested in building knowledge graph-based systems? Would you like to develop machine learning methods to extract, impute and analyze data? Then we would like to get to know you!
Job description

The Institute of Data Science (IDS), part of the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences at Maastricht University is recruiting a software developer to its growing research and development team as part of a new Horizon Europe project.  The software developer will be responsible for developing new systems, methods, and specifications to discover, analyze, and use knowledge graphs.


Responsibilities include:

  • Import, clean, and convert large data sets into knowledge graphs using semantic technologies
  • Develop APIs using the OpenAPI specifications, and supporting RDF data processing
  • Work with project stakeholders to design, development, deploy and evaluate software solutions
  • Provide project management support including developing a detailed project plan and project schedule with tasks lists, durations, and assignment of resources
  • Prepare presentations and reports that accurately convey the work done.
  • Provide support for training other developers and researchers
  • Provide consultation and assistance to project and Institute staff and students
  • Provide teaching assistance in tutorials and courses

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, computational biology, data science or any analytical field
  • Proficiency with graph and/or relational databases and ETL workflows
  • Effectively use your preferred programming language (preferred languages Python, JavaScript, TypeScript and Java)
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Ideally you should also have experience with:

  • Automated data extraction, imputation, and analysis
  • FAIR data management
  • Semantic web technologies and standards, e.g.  RDF, OWL, SHACL, ShEx, SPARQL, SKOS
  • Graph-based data systems
  • FHIR and other Common Data Models

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

The full-time position is position is initially offered for one year, subject to evaluation and funding, the position is eligible for extension. Salary is competitive, and will be set in scale 10, of the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities (between € 2.960 and € 4.670 gross per month) depending on qualifications and work experience for a full-time job (38 hours/week). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance. Non-Dutch applicants could be eligible for a favourable tax treatment (30% rule).

The intended starting date of this position is 1 September, 2022 or as negotiated.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website  > About UM > Working at UM .

Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.   

The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is a research centre embedded in the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences, part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The institute is led by distinguished professor Michel Dumontier. The mission of the Institute of Data Science is to foster an interfaculty environment for collaborative innovation in the development and application of data science technologies.

The Department of Advanced Computing Sciences (DACS) is Maastricht University’s largest and oldest department broadly covering the fields of artificial intelligence, data science, computer science, mathematics and robotics.  Over

100 researchers work and study in the Department of Advanced Computing Sciences, whose roots trace back to 1987. The department’s staff teaches approximately 800 bachelor’s and master’s students in 3 specialized study programmes in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). Maastricht University heavily invests in the growth of its STEM research and education. The Faculty of Science and Engineering  is one of the focal points of these developments. Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, over 260 researchers and more than 2,700 students work on themes such as fundamental physics, circularity and sustainability, data science and artificial intelligence.

Additional information

Informal inquiries concerning this position can be directed to: Professor Michel Dumontier ( ) and Dr. Remzi Celebi  ( )

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Application procedure

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Applicants are asked to send their application via Academic Transfer before July 15, 2022. as (preferably a single) PDF document(s) consisting of:

  • A curriculum vitae that includes references to previous work (GitHub).
  • A motivation letter
  • The names and contact details of at least two persons who can provide recommendation letters.

Informal inquiries concerning this position can be directed to: Professor Michel Dumontier ( ) and Dr. Remzi Celebi  ( )

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