Bioinformatician / Data Scientist

To meet the rapidly growing demand for data analysis expertise in our Health division, we are searching for a

Bioinformatician / Data Scientist

with hands-on programming experience


  • Member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, project managers and scientific assistants.
  • Work in complex projects involving microbial genomics and microbiota profiling for our clients.
  • Be involved in data management, supporting business intelligence, and maintaining the bioinformatics software infrastructure across the company, working in different disciplines and departments.
  • Develop new algorithms and visualizations in close collaboration with scientific NIZO staff and experts from NIZO’s international customer base.


  • BSc or MSc degree.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an industrial or academic setting.
  • To fit this role perfectly you are/have:
    • Proficient with common bioinformatics tools
    • Experienced in scripting in Python, R
    • Experience with SQL or NoSQL databases
    • Experience in working in a Linux environment
    • Familiar with Linux system administration
    • Excellent communication skills
  • Working experience in an (applied) scientific/biological research setting (such as molecular biology or microbiology), preferably within food or pharma industry, is a plus.
  • Proficient in handling complex large data sets.
  • Experience with analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) data is a plus.
  • Demonstrated potential to collaborate with experts across diverse scientific disciplines.

Our offer

  • An exciting and challenging international R&D and business environment, working with renowned customers and an interesting variety in projects.
  • Multidisciplinary teams, generating business by translating science and technology to rewarding solutions.
  • Opportunity to develop new algorithms.
  • A challenging role on the cutting edge of applied science and data analysis methods.
  • A recognized and leading contract research organization in which we create value by sharing our knowledge and by being open to feedback.
  • Attractive compensation package: fixed salary, a minimum of 25 holidays plus 13 “ADV”-days, travel reimbursement and contribution free pension plan.

More information

For more information contact Sabina Lukovac (phone: +31 (0)318 659526, The application procedure is coordinated by Drs. Loek Nederstigt, Human Resource Manager (

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