You are enthusiastic about designing and developing software solutions, but “purpose != *”. You get really passionate when the data you process and the code you write serve a clear societal mission. When the solutions you develop improve people’s lives and help organizations innovate.
You are a real do-er, and the idea of working in a team of scientists doesn’t scare you, but makes you curious: how can you use your coding and programming skills to make the scientists’ ideas come to life? To enable them to use the data even better? You believe in FAIR data, and want to dedicate your time to make this a reality.
If this sounds very familiar, we are looking for you!
The FAIR Data Engineer will work with our research teams to design and develop software solutions that will support scientific projects, where main responsibilities include the design, creation and support of databases using good data management practices, the development of workflows and pipelines for data integration and analysis, user-facing applications, and end-to-end data flows.
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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 18,000 students and 4,400 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.
BISS – Brightlands Institute for Smart Society is an interfaculty institute, designed as the UM platform for translational data-driven innovation, research & education joining expertise and staff from all UM faculties, in the context of the Brightlands Smart Services Campus ecosystem. The institute is built around a team of researchers fostering interdisciplinary innovation on the edge of fundamental research and societal challenges. BISS enhances the collaborative application of academic knowledge and expertise from a variety of fields to address business and societal challenges accelerating innovation and creating societal impact in a digitizing world. BISS aims to empower people and organizations through the socially responsible application of digital technologies.
BISS is located in Heerlen at the Brightlands Smart Services Campus (BSSC). The BSSC ecosystem combines science, entrepreneurship, talent and state-of-the-art facilities in one place. The campus enables research institutes and companies to innovate faster and more efficiently and attracts innovative start-ups. The knowledge institutions collaborate closely with the campus organization in various programs.