DevOps Engineer (Research and Development Specialist)
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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source : Euraxess
  • About the University*
  • The *University of Luxembourg* aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and *interdisciplinary character*.

    It fosters the cross-fertilisation of *research* and *teaching*, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.

    It s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

    The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Luxembourg.

    LCSB develops and applies systems-level approaches to gain insight into the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human diseases.

    Experimental and computational approaches are combined to analyse the complexity of biological systems underlying disease pathogenesis.

    The LCSB is pioneering the way for a predictive, preventive, and personalised medicine. Neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease are major targets within LCSB’s research activities.

    LCSB is coordinating the ELIXIR (the European life-sciences Infrastructure for biological Information ) national node of Luxembourg focusing on Clinical and Translational Medicine Research Informatics (ELIXIR-LU).

  • Your Role*
  • For our research activities and projects within LCSB, we are looking for a scientific DevOps engineer to support our research IT infrastructures, including our virtual private clouds based on OpenStack and oVirt.

    In addition, the hired candidate will help with the development and setup of new state of the art solutions. The candidate will need to research, design, and implement innovative IT solutions to enable our data integration and analytics platforms.

  • Actively engage in research activities, new approaches and IT solutions in the Bioinformatics Core / LCSB.
  • Research existing technologies and contribute to technology, benchmarks, selection and methodologies to apply to new and ongoing research projects.
  • Conceptually design innovative IT solutions within research projects.
  • Contribute to publications and scientific reports
  • Take care of software development activities.
  • Become a key actor of continuous improvement and innovation within the group.
  • Provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, upgrade and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure in and for biomedical, translational, and clinical research.
  • Monitor performance, analyse and troubleshoot issues and outages / incidents.
  • Assist with system backup / recovery services, system administration processes, firewalls, networks, storage.
  • Maintain and monitor support information in ticketing systems and related tools.
  • Work closely with other team members aiming for a high level of quality and user satisfaction.
  • Write and maintain documentation for technical procedures.
  • Assist in the procurement of in-house services via external vendors, if / when so desired.
  • Your Profile*
  • Master-Diploma (University or Master equivalent Diploma) in computer science, engineering or in another field
  • Proven experience as DevOps engineer or system administrator
  • An interest in state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Autonomous, dynamic, and curious.
  • Proven experience with Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu), and Linux scripting (shell / bash).
  • Good programming experience in Python.
  • Good knowledge of modern web development technologies (OIDC, SAML, React, Django, etc...).
  • Knowledge of RDBMS (PostgreSQL / MySQL).
  • Experience with any of the following will be considered an asset : Puppet, Ansible, git, oVirt / RHEV, OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, Windows, RedHat IdM, LDAP / AD, Icinga / Nagios, NFS / Samba.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal / external partners.

  • We offer*
  • A fully funded DevOps Engineer (Research & Development specialist) position with a competitive salary
  • Participate in the building of state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to enable precision medicine.
  • An opportunity to join the fast-growing Bioinformatics Core Facility group headed by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider at LCSB.
  • An exciting international environment.
  • In Short*
  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL03695
  • Further Information*
  • Online applications should be addressed to :

    Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider

    Head of the Bioinformatics core facility and head of the ELIXIR Luxembourg node

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