Research Engineer (0.8 - 1.0 Fte)

Universiteit Utrecht | Utrecht

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time

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Research Engineer (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description

Are you experienced in digital research infrastructures? The Research Engineering team at Utrecht University is looking for an experienced Research Engineer. This team supports Researchers in applying digital technologies, in various stages of their research. We help Researchers with technological challenges on, for example data handling and computing. But we also consult on methodological issues, like the selection of the most suitable research approach or the validation of results.

In our engineering projects, we closely work together with Researchers from a wide variety of domains and for a specific period. Our unique approach combines experience in both academic research and software engineering. Our team consists of a diverse group of engineers with a variety of skills and expertise.

Your job

In particular we are looking for an engineer with experience in digital research infrastructures. You will interact with various infrastructure providers, both internal and external. Together you will develop solutions for efficient computing and data handling in research projects. You will be expected to closely manage your engineering projects. You maintain good working relationships with Researchers and stakeholders. As a member of the team you will contribute to its success. You actively participate in the team strategy and support less experienced colleagues.



  • Considerable experience with software development in an academic environment;
  • Master's or PhD degree;
  • Experience with development and use of scientific software;
  • Proficiency in Python, R and/or C;
  • Engineering experience with Linux, shell scripting and version control (Git);
  • Engineering experience with cloud computing, high performance computing and/or databases;
  • Experience with machine learning, data/text mining, workflows and/or efficient computing.


  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • Proven organizational and time management skills; -Ability to work independently;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Flexible approach and manner.
  • Good English language/reading/writing skills.


We offer a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) for a period of one year. In case of a positive performance evaluation, a permanent position is a possibility. You will receive a laptop and smartphone from the University Library. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The University Corporate Offices provide integrated support to the Board of Utrecht University. The eight corporate offices assist the Executive Board in drawing up and implementing the annual executive agenda and the four-yearly Strategic Plan and in providing support services.

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department is responsible for the central IT services of the entire university. About 8,000 internal employees and 30,000 students use the services of ITS. ITS provides several IT services, tools and infrastructure to support Utrecht University Researchers in their work. Examples of what we offer in research support are research engineering, research data repositories, computing and data analysis platforms, electronic lab notebooks and security tooling.

Additional information

For more information about the position, please contact Frank Heere (Department Manager Research & Data Management Services) at [email protected] or +31 6 26 73 28 43.


Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Are you interested? If so, please send your application with your curriculum vitae and motivation letter for the attention of Frank Heere using the "Apply" button.

Please note: Due to the current situation regarding the Corona virus (COVID-19) the process of selection and interviews may be subject to change.

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