Data scientist / software engineer at Clinical Microbiomics

Clinical Microbiomics is a rapidly growing Group at the forefront of microbiome research with companies in the US and Denmark, and we are looking for a new colleague to join our Data science and engineering team in Copenhagen.

The CM Data science and engineering team spearhead the design, development, and maintenance of our R-based bioinformatics infrastructure. This position is pivotal in scaling our services and your role is to empower our science team to deliver client projects with unmatched efficiency and quality. This role not only allows you to shape the foundational tools of our scientific services but also to mentor and elevate our team’s capabilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain our internal suite of R packages used for microbiome data analysis, visualization, and automated reporting with a focus on robustness and scalability.
  • Set strategic direction for development of our R infrastructure and solutions enabling its scalability to support a growing user base, developers, and expanded functionalities.
  • Collaborate closely with users and microbiome bioinformaticians to ensure our codebase meets the scientific and practical needs that enables us to deliver world-class microbiome service to our clients.
  • Provide training to our Bioinformatics Service team, empowering them to utilize the infrastructure effectively.
  • Technical supervision of junior colleagues.

We are looking for candidates with the following profile and qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • Proven expertise in R package development.
  • Experience with software development/engineering.
  • Strong working knowledge of Git, CI/CD pipelines, and software versioning.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
  • Interest in microbiome data analysis.

Advantageous qualifications:

  • Experience with software validation for GxP.
  • Familiarity with AI tools for automation.

Personal profile:

  • A team player that thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Are self-driven and capable of working independently.
  • Work in a structured manner and take responsibility for your work.

Why join Clinical Microbiomics? Join a pioneering team at the forefront of microbiome research where your work significantly enhances our scientific capabilities and influences global health practices. As a key member of our agile, interdisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to join us on our efforts to shape the microbiome company of the future. Here your creativity will steer our data analysis frameworks, setting new industry standards and facilitating groundbreaking research.

Location: Based at Symbion in Copenhagen with the flexibility for remote work within European time zones. Initial onboarding will be conducted in Copenhagen.

Application: Submit your application to Helle Krogh Pedersen at by June 2. Include your CV, cover letter, and a link to your GitHub profile showcasing relevant projects. We will be interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged. Start Date: Ideally August 1, 2024, or as soon as possible.

Company overview: At Clinical Microbiomics we help companies and researchers to better understand the role of the microbiome in health and disease. Through our microbiome research services based in Denmark and the US, we support global clients in academia, biotech, health care, nutrition, and pharma across human, non-human, and environmental applications.

What we offer: We are an international and energetic team of 100+ people with 30+ people based at our site at Symbion. We offer a challenging and rewarding position in a fast-paced, team-oriented, scale-up environment. We offer flexible working hours and generous parental leave policies.

Join us: Don’t meet every single requirement? At Clinical Microbiomics, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and fun workplace of colleagues driven by curiosity and with high integrity and empathy. If you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway, irrespective of, for example, age, gender, race, disability, religion, or ethnic background. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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