Student assistants for web development

torsdag 10 sep 20

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Frist 1. oktober 2020
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Web development for data visualization and knowledge dissemination, frontend, backend, full stack.

DTU Food, the Division for Global Surveillance, are hiring two student assistants, who will work together on developing our web interfaces and applications, where we as a research group will be visualising our data, disseminating our research, and be developing interactive online environments for the user to explore the data and perform their own analyses.  

The job 
At the research group for Genomic Epidemiology we run a variety of health-related research projects, and we wish to make web-based data visualisation, and data-interaction for the reader, a common part of our knowledge dissemination activities. For this purpose, we are seeking two student assistants, both with a full stack web development background. You will be hired with the intention of creating a team, one of you with main focus on frontend development including design and user experience, the other with main focus on backend development. Your areas of responsibility will be overlapping, as you will be working side by side on the same projects, with the goal of creating the necessary synergy in order to efficiently design and develop interfaces and analysis-environments, covering everything included in development and execution of such projects. 

Specific tasks that you will be asked to undertake include:    

  • Wireframe and UI/UX design in collaboration with the responsible researchers  
  • Identification of project feasibility and limitations for proper execution
  • Identification of required infrastructures, platforms and technologies
  • Development of frontend, visualisations, APIs, back-services
  • Deployment of developed web applications
  • Database administration 

Our expectations of you
We expect you to be a student and to have the following skills/knowledge of the following areas:  


  • Git 
  • UX Design tool (e.g. Figma, Adobe XD, ect. ) and understanding of UX fundamentals 
  • HTML & CSS 
  • JavaScript (ECMAScript 2017 and newer) 
  • Frontend framework (React or Vue)
  • JavaScript data visualisation library (e.g. D3.js) 


  • Solid understanding of computer science fundamentals 
  • Git
  • Python
  • Flask
  • SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • REST
  • Basics of Linux server administration (bash, ssh, etc. ) 
  • Unit testing 

Furthermore, it will be considered a strength if you also know: 

  • Docker
  • MongoDB
  • Continuous delivery pipeline
  • Next.js
  • Jupyter Lab
  • Functional testing e.g. Selenium
  • Headless cms 

We also expect strong communication skills, especially in relation to aligning expectations with regards to project design and execution, not only in relation to the researchers responsible for the different research projects, but also internally in your team. 

What we offer in return 
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe. 

Salary and appointment terms 
Salary and appointment terms are in accordance with the LC/CO10-collective agreement and the organizational agreement for IT employees (PROSA) in the service of the state or another relevant collective agreement affiliation.

You will be working between 8 to 15 hours pr. week.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

Application and contact 
Please submit your online application no later than 1 October 2020. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach:

  • your motivated application, incl. a bullet point list of your development experience (projects you worked on, what was your role, as well as links to your projects and/or GitHub repository)
  • your CV

Please indicate in the header of your application which role you are applying for (frontend or backend).

The research group for Genomic Epidemiology is part of the Division for Global Survillance at DTU Food headed by Frank Møller Aarestrup. You will be working closely with Postdoc Sidsel Nag and Research Assistant Martin Koliba.

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Sidsel Nag via email: If your inquiries are of a more technical nature, regarding the specific work and the skill set sought after, please contact Research Assistant Martin Koliba via email:

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. 

Technology for people 
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.