Software Engineer- Bio Informatics

Location Herent, Belgium
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email:
Job ref: 10672
Published: about 1 month ago

We are looking for a Software Engineer- Bio Informatics.

The Company's major products are Wt, an open source library for the development of web applications, and Genome Detective, a software platform for microbial High Throughput Sequencing analysis. Our solutions excel in quality and efficiency, and are therefore applied in complex applications and environments.

We are active in multiple applications domains:

  • Web applications
  • Bio-informatics, computational biology and molecular epidemiology
  • Embedded software development
  • Data Analysis, Modeling, Statistical Analysis, Digital Signal Processing


  • Expand the Genome Detective platform, from algorithm to user interface
  • Research and implement new algorithms for efficient, accurate and automated analyses of
  • Next Generation Sequencing data or microbial genomes
  • Maintaining the quality, performance and scalability of the software


  • Master degree in informatics or computer sciences
  • Master degree in bio-informatics or knowledge of life sciences (microbial genetics, sequencing, phylogenetics, …)
  • Fluent in Java or C++, and still eager to improve your skills
  • Practical experience with software development (tools, processes, ...)
  • Knowledge of web application technology (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, security aspects, ...) is a plus
  • Team player with excellent communication skills (English, Dutch is a plus)
  • Understand problem statements and can provide a qualitative solution
  • Eager to learn and dissect a problem and break it down into its individual components: you are not satisfied with a vague and superficial understanding


  • A work environment typical of a young innovating company
  • A large diversity in challenges
  • The possibility to acquire new and improved skills
  • Our appreciation for your inquisitive mind
  • A green working environment a stone’s throw from metropolis Leuven
  • A competitive salary
  • Extra-legal benefits


For more information please contact me at:  +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or