March 11, 2017

By Nuritas

Computer Scientist Assistant

Partial List of Responsibilities

  • Webserver co-development
  • Help with server and webserver maintenance
  • Help with network administration and IT in general
  • Experimental biological data formatting and entry
  • Optimising data templates and procedures


  • M.S. in computer science, mathematics, statistics or equivalent
  • Experience with Django framework
  • Experience with website and/or webservers development (HTML5/CSS/Javascript)
  • Experience with biological data is a plus

Required technical skills

  • Good with office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and/or equivalent)
  • Web development
  • Django framework
  • Basic web development (HTML, CSS, Bootstrap)
  • JavaScript (and common libraries like jQuery)
  • Programming: Python or other script language
  • UNIX operating systems/Bash scripting
  • Basics in network administration and sysadmin
  • Statistics

Appreciated technical skills

  • R programming is appreciated
  • Basic understanding of Subversion

Personal skills

  • Hard worker
  • Ability to work on big projects as part of a team
  • Good organisation and optimisation of working environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines
  • Natural ability to problem-solve
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal are required
  • Ability to communicate with experimental biologists, computer scientists and non-scientists