Vacancy: Data Engineer cBioPortal / Cancer Genomics

Who are you?

You are an excellent bioinformatician who has a strong affinity with programming and creating software. As a bioinformatician at The Hyve you will add value to our tools by transforming and loading data into them, helping clients to interpret the results and help to develop new functionality on existing open source platforms. You are completely comfortable with Python, and have a working knowledge of (My)SQL. It would be great if you have some experience in cancer genomics and already know your way around cBioPortal or similar tools. Experience with Pandas and Docker is greatly appreciated.

Who are we?

The Hyve is a young, international IT company, employing software developers, solutions architects and data engineers. We are dedicated to delivering solutions that support scientists in life sciences and healthcare R&D using open source software, open data and open standards. Our vision is to enhance the quality and impact of biomedical research by providing biomedical informatics solutions, and we believe that open source is the way to do this.

Currently we want to expand our Cancer Genomics team, where we work with cBioPortal to facilitate cancer research and treatment. Here the focus is on understanding cancer by looking at the molecular characteristics of the tumor, such as mutations and differences in gene expression or copy number, both from a research perspective and a clinical perspective. cBioPortal is used in a large number of cancer hospitals and pharma companies around the world, requiring an increasing amount of data integration.

Your responsibilities

  • Write excellent data transformation code, tests and documentation

  • Review code from colleagues or community members

  • Help colleagues to improve their data and coding skills

  • Be a good sparring partner for others

  • Be able to work both independently on a task and in a team on a project

  • Interact with clients to understand their needs and manage expectations

Must have

  • Python experience

  • Strong bioinformatics domain knowledge

  • Affinity with what we try to achieve at The Hyve: improving the world by providing biomedical scientists with excellent tools for analyzing their data

  • Database knowledge, for instance MySQL

  • Decent (English) communication skills

Nice to have

  • Hands-on experience with genomics data

  • Hands-on experience with data transformation tools and libraries (such as Pandas)

  • Experience with linux command line tools

We offer

We offer a 32-40-hour workweek, a competitive salary and a pleasant working environment with young and bright colleagues.


For more information, please contact:

Sjoerd van Hagen, Team Lead Cancer Genomics and Target Discovery,

Harry van Haaften, Managing Director, +31 30 7009713,

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