Vacancies 86901-Research-Software-Engineer
  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 1 year with intention to extend
  • Date of publication: 9 September 2020
  • Deadline: 7 October 2020
  • Scale 10: min € 2911 - max € 4615 gross per month at full employment (excl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
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Job description

We offer a challenging research environment in a growing international research group with ample opportunities to further develop your skills.

In this position, you will work in the Research Software Engineering Team in close collaboration with end-users (radiologists). The software will be used in ongoing research projects and in a clinical research setting. You will be supervised by James Meakin.


We are looking for a self-motivated research software engineer. Ideally, you would be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience of building software in Python.
  • Familiarity with web technologies, it would be super if you have developed a server-side application or have experience with VueJS, Django, Qt, MeVisLab, and/or Docker or are interested in picking these technologies up.
  • Experience with developing software that is used by others, any experience developing scientific software or open-source software is a plus.
  • An interest in medical imaging.
We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements above.

As a research software engineer, you should have an BSc, MSc or PhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or Biomedical Sciences or similar. For BSc candidates, more than 2 years of experience in software development is required.


The Diagnostic Image Analysis Group (DIAG) is a research group of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of the Radboud University Medical Center. The focus of the Diagnostic Image Analysis group is the development and validation of novel methods in a broad range of medical imaging applications. Research topics include image analysis and the design of decision support systems. Application areas include neuro, breast, prostate, lung and retina imaging and digital pathology. Key to the success of the group is close cooperation with clinicians. Currently, the group consists of around 60 people.
RSE Team
The Research Software Engineering Team (RSE) team is a group of professional software engineers within DIAG, who specialize in the development of robust and reproducible academic software. We aim to have a direct impact on healthcare by improving the clinical workflow, developing medical products that can be used by our in house radiologists, pathologists and ophthalmologists.
For building efficient medical applications, we are developing a workstation platform that can be used throughout DIAG, called CIRRUS. Based on this platform, different workstations are being developed, such as CIRRUS Pathology, CIRRUS Oncology, and CIRRUS Lung Screening. CIRRUS is based on the MeVisLab software platform and is made available primarily through research collaboration agreements. We deploy these applications both in the cloud and on-prem through our open-source Django application.

Radboudumc strives to be a leading developer of sustainable, innovative and affordable healthcare to improve the health and wellbeing of people and society in the Netherlands and beyond. This is the core of our mission: To have a significant impact on healthcare. To get a better picture of what this entails, check out our strategy.

Read more about what it means to work at Radboudumc and what our people have to say about it.

Employment conditions

Salary will be in agreement with your experience.

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions and what our International Office can do for you when moving to the Netherlands.

Comments and contact information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. James Meakin, leader Research Software Engineering team. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 7 October 2020.
Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting.

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