The Faculty of Science, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, is
looking for a
Research Software Engineer
As member of the LIACS Software Lab, you will:
Develop and maintain research software for various scientific research
projects that are carried out at LIACS;
Interact with computer science researchers working in different fields at
Interact with computing and systems specialists of the Faculty and the
An MSc in Computer Science , Artificial Intelligence or a related
Experience in developing and maintaining software systems for state-of-
the-art machine learning, high performance computing, data mining and
Extensive programming skills using a variety of tools and languages,
ability to independently become familiar with new libraries and languages;
Communication and service-oriented skills to support researchers and
students working on research projects;
Creative, ‘making things work' mentality, independent, and communicative
Affinity with open-source research software and open science;
Sufficient knowledge of English and Dutch.
The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work
together in a dynamic international environment. Our people are driven by
curiosity to expand fundamental knowledge and to look beyond the borders of
their own discipline. The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is
diverse, ranging from mathematics, artificial intelligence, computer science,
astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and
environmental sciences. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now
has more than 2.300 staff and almost 5.000 students. We are located at the
heart of Leiden's Bio Science Park, one of Europe's biggest science parks,
where university and business life come together. For more information, see
the website of the Faculty of Science.
The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is the Artificial
Intelligence and Computer Science Institute in the Faculty of Science of
Leiden University. We offer courses at the Bachelor and Master of Science
level in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, ICT in Business, Media
Technology, and Bioinformatics. According to an independent research
visitation, we are one of the foremost computer science departments of the
Netherlands. We live and breathe computing. We strive for excellence in a
caring institute, where excellence, creativity, fun, and diversity go hand in
hand. We offer a state of the art and challenging research computing
environment for you to keep up and running, and to improve.
Terms and conditions
We offer a full-time permanent position for initially one year. After a
positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to a regular position.
Salary range from € 2.836,- to € 4.474,- gross per month (pay scale 10 in
accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional
holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career
development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some
freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from
outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and
especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. We
wish to reflect society both in age, gender and culture, as we believe that
this would optimize the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support
and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying
working hours and places. In the Netherlands, a maternity allowance is
standard for 16 weeks. Child care is available at and near the Bio Science
Enquiries can be made to Joost Visser, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to email@example.com.
When applying, please use the following subject: “vacancy number – your name”.
Please ensure that you attach the following additional documents, quoting the
Curriculum vitae (CV);
Motivation letter including one paragraph that demonstrates the
candidate's affinity with working in a computer science research
Link to public code repository (e.g., GitHub) or example of written code
A one-page description of tools and programming languages the candidate
has experience in;
Names for two reference letters.
Only applications receivedno later than 4 December 2021 can be