eScience Research Engineers for Efficient Computing

eScience Research Engineers for Efficient Computing

The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch national expertise center for the development and application of research software to advance academic research. We are convinced that research in every academic discipline can be improved by taking advantage of available digital technology. We take a multidisciplinary approach, combining our deep knowledge of both academic research and software development to help define and solve research challenges. We share our ideas and the tools we develop. Together with a wide range of partner organizations, we advance not just our research projects, but the state of academic research in general.

We are looking for enthusiastic

eScience Research Engineers for Efficient Computing

Having deep knowledge of both academic research and software development to help define and solve research challenges

The position

As an eScience research engineer you will operate in an academic environment and develop high-quality scientific software for specific research projects. You will be responsible for the translation of the scientific questions raised by these projects into dedicated solutions that effectively leverage advanced digital technologies and eScience infrastructure.

eScience is intrinsically a team effort. You will therefore work closely with other eScience Research Engineers and facilitate knowledge transfer between scientific disciplines. You will also collaborate closely with researchers and regularly work at the location of our project partners. 

Within our research projects, efficient computingtakes many forms: distributed computing, high performance computing, GPU programming, numerical modelling, workflow and orchestration, and so on. As an example, we routinely develop distributed & heterogeneous computing methods that allow large parallel applications to be easily deployed on the best suited resource. The application of efficient computing have been crucial in projects for point cloud processing, digital forensics, astrophysics, climate simulation sand material science.


- A completed Master degree or PhD developing/using efficient computing techniques
- Expertise with different programing languages (preferably C++, Pythonand Fortran)
- Expertise with some relevant technologies (MPI, openMP, CUDA, OpenCL …)
- Good communication and writing skills in English

Working conditions

We offer a position at the eScience Center for a period of 2 years within the collective agreement for Dutch Research Institutes (cao-OI). The candidate will be based at the Netherlands eScience Center in Amsterdam.

Classification is based on education and experience with salary depending on qualifications and experience, starting from €2.736- up to €5.064,- gross per month, with a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10-11). Holiday pay amounts to 8% of the gross salary and we also offer a 13th month of salary as an end-of-year payment.

The eScience Center offers an interesting and challenging position with additional options for personal development. You will work in an international team with an informal but creative and ambitious working environment. The main location is Amsterdam (Science Park). The eScience Center has an active diversity policy and would like to hire persons with a background that is underrepresented at the eScience Center. We therefore encourage women and minorities to apply.

Interested in this position?

Are you interested in joining the eScience Center’s team and work on exciting efficient computing projects? Please send your application to We are always looking for good candidates and have a continuous hiring process. We evaluate all applications monthly on the third Friday of the month.

Your application must include

  • A recent CV
  • A motivation letter
  • A code sample
  • Applicable references

If you would like more information about this opportunity you can contact Nicolas Renaud, eScience Research Coordinator at Additional information may also be found at

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