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SOFTWARE ENGINEER ANALYTICS

Mol
IT
Description: 

As a software engineer you work on projects situated in a context of Belgian space programs, the European space Agency and the European Commission. You are a driver in an ecosystem of earth observation and big data platforms and ensure agile development of worklows within the existing testing and automation frameworks to performant operational services.


You will work within an agile scrum team of solution architects, software developers and operation engineers. Together you will be responsible for development, test automation and the maintenance of satellite data processing systems. You execute the internal vision and roadmap on big data and processing platforms.


You'll become part of a talented, dedicated team working in a fast-paced, challenging international environment. We thrive to develop cutting edge technologies that will be used in applications and services by a broad public, industry, the public sector and universities.


The Remote Sensing unit of VITO processes petabytes of earth observation data. We primarily specialise in Big Data analysis with the use of machine learning and deep learning techniques in the application workflows.  That is our passion: the extraction of information from the vast amounts of incoming images. Information required by our clients. Our extensive group of clients can be found within the domains of land use, civil infrastructure, agriculture, forestry, water management, heritage and ecological development.


Your responsibilities:

  • Develop efficient algorithms, models and proof of concepts
  • Create production software components, analytics applications and data visualization.
  • Develop CI system to ensure the system meets business requirements
  • Work together with architects, subject matter experts and product owners
  • Provide support on customer issues
  • Together with the team, take responsibility over the operational platforms

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BEDRIJFSJURIST

Mol
Support
Description: 
As a corporate lawyer, you support the various research departments and central services regarding research projects, national and international collaborations with third parties, as well as the day-to-day operation of the company.

The projects in which the legal department provides assistance and advice range from research in the deep subsurface to research projects for devices in space; from assignments of private and public clients established in the local region to clients established in the Middle and Far East; from drafting an agreement for the development, licensing and/or export (Dual Use) of state-of-the-art technology to drafting a lease agreement for a foreign PhD student or guest researcher.

You relieve your internal clients (researchers, business developers, project managers, support services, management) of administrative legal matters that are not directly related to his or her project.
You will pro-actively provide legal support, give advice within the organization in the context of contract negotiations and you will be involved in various projects as a consultant.

You draw up (commercial) contracts, review them and/or provide the necessary input.
You are interested in public procurement, intellectual property and national and European subsidy schemes. You follow trends, you develop an active network and you ensure that you are constantly informed about the legal framework.
You actively contribute to the functioning of the service and help make it more efficient in supporting the organization by elaborating optimization proposals.
Together with your colleagues from contract administration and the public tenders cell, you will be part of the 'support services' that are responsible for the administrative support of the organization in all its parts.

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Genk
IT
Description: 

Geen Engelse vacaturetekst beschikbaar aangezien kennis van het Nederlands noodzakelijk is voor deze vacature. Link naar de Nederlandse vacature.

SENIOR SCIENTIST LC-MS

Mol
R&D & Engineering
Description: 

Standard, routine analytical work is not often to be found at VITO. Your future lab's task is to resolve analytical issues that generally demand an approach tailored to the client. For this purpose, we have a whole range of analytical equipment, applications and experienced colleagues with complementary expertise on board.
The lab rarely carries out standard measurements – all of its work is carried out according to a client brief. More and more companies are contacting VITO's analytical lab with a challenge they can't immediately formulate a response to themselves. Insight into chemical issues mainly begins with a chemical analysis. Our analytical team produces an action plan for them and assists them with finding solutions. VITO tries to offer every client a tailored proposal.
The companies you will be working with are players in the chemistry, food and pharmaceutical industries – in short, they all have a complex question and they come to the VITO analysis lab for the answer.
The lab also supplies results for VITO's research projects in the field of sustainable materials research, health and sustainable chemistry. There will be no shortage of variety in your duties.


Are you interested in being a part of this team?
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic expert researcher in organic analysis to enhance our team. You will be responsible for the entire course of the chemical analysis, ranging from drawing up a measurement protocol to quality assurance and reporting. Besides this, developing project proposals and planning, carrying out and co-ordinating scientific research projects will be another major part of your duties.
You will independently seek out new opportunities to set up practical projects in the industry. In short, you will contribute to VITO's further growth into a recognised leader in this field, including at an international level.
In order to be able to carry out the role of an expert in full, you yourself will have several years of hands-on experience with a wide-ranging spectrum of analytical equipment and applications. Extensive expertise in terms of LC-MS is a must. Technical knowledge is indispensable in this, enabling you to become a point of contact for practical problems and troubleshooting in your role as an expert too. You will also take on the role of an expert externally, both during meetings with clients as in scientific forums. You will already have an (international) network of experts in your professional field.
You will divide your time between the lab and your office in order to carry out your duties. You will collaborate with analysts, who will take on the bulk of the practical work. This is why guiding and coaching team members will also be an important aspect of your task.


AZURE ARCHITECT/SOLUTION DEVELOPER

Genk
IT
Description: 

EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Belgian research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the fields of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.

 

For EnergyVille, VITO is looking for a driven Azure Software Architect/Developer to strengthen the research group Algorithms, Models, and Optimization (AMO). Our researchers and developers focus on discovering, leveraging, and valorizing flexibility in energy supply and demand as a key to increasing the use of renewable energy sources. They develop and implement advanced, data- and model-driven control algorithms and software systems for energy devices, energy management systems, and energy markets. More information: www.energyville.be

Interest to contribute? Read on!

  • You work in a team of researchers advancing mathematical, model based, decentralized, and/or data driven techniques that enable a higher share of renewables and developing novel solutions for the practical challenges within the energy infrastructure. You contribute actively to the team with your software development and software architecture expertise and overall resourcefulness.
  • You interface with researchers in the domains of electrical grids, electrical storage, thermal energy systems, energy markets, e-mobility, etc., and provide performant and practical solutions for their challenges.
  • You interact with internal and external software development partners, and from your expertise are capable of challenging and negotiating the proposed solutions.
  • You, together with your colleagues, coach and assist researchers in the definition of software requirements, software processes and work out solutions that comply with their needs.
  • You translate requirements into a good software architecture, taking into account scalability, security, stability, flexibility, and cost.
  • You explain, advice on and defend the defined solutions as well as long term strategies to team and project leaders, advisory board members, and upper management.
    You aid in the development of PaaS and/or on-premise solutions together with software developers and infrastructure engineers.
  • You interact with software architects and developers of other VITO departments to find synergies and possible joint efforts.
  • In time you may take on a technical coordinating role.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER AZURE/IoT

Genk
IT
Description: 

EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Belgian research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the fields of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.


For EnergyVille, VITO is looking for a driven Software Developer for Azure solutions/ IOT specialist to strengthen the research group Algorithms, Models, and Optimization (AMO). Our researchers and developers focus on discovering, leveraging, and valorizing flexibility in energy supply and demand as a key to increasing the use of renewable energy sources. They develop and implement advanced, data- and model-driven control algorithms and software systems for energy devices, energy management systems, and energy markets. More information: www.energyville.be


Interested to contribute? Read on!

  • You contribute actively to the team with your software development expertise, IT administration skills, and overall resourcefulness.
  • You interface with researchers in the domain of electrical grids, electrical storage, thermal energy systems, energy markets, e-mobility, etc., and provide performant and practical algorithmic solutions for their challenges.
  • You advise and participate in the development of (IoT) solutions for research, deployment in field trials and valorization.
  • You support the development and implementation of specialized software from inception/prototype stage up to production grade.
  • You take responsibility for software quality and availability, data engineering, and porting of research applications to PaaS cloud and/or on-premise solutions together with infrastructure engineer(s).
  • You continuously learn and improve your skills in software development and IT and are open to learn more on the neighboring energy domains. You actively explore novel technologies and frameworks.
  • You work as part of the team as well as independently, you share your expertise and proactively advise on methods and components.

COORDINATOR PREVENTIE, MILIEU EN KWALITEIT

Mol
Support
Description: 

No description available in English since Dutch is required for this position. Link to the Dutch vacancy.

PHD POSITION BIOINFORMATIC ANALYSIS OF WHOLE-GENOME DATA FOR PERSONAL HEALTH

Mol
PhD
Description: 

Our established healthcare system is no longer sustainable due to the aging population demographics and the transformation of many fatal disorders into chronic diseases. Preventive healthcare is rising to the challenge of providing early diagnosis and assistance to the risk group populations, effectively allowing individuals to live healthy instead of living with chronic diseases. In this research project, we evaluate the dynamics, surrogacy, and strengths of several omic technologies to serve as a basis for risk profiles for chronic diseases. For this purpose, within the “I am Frontier” cohort, we are following 30 healthy participants on a monthly basis, which we use to generate different omics data sets including(but not limited to) genomics (Whole Genome Sequencing), epigenetics(Methylation), clinical biomarkers, microbiome, proteomics, and metabolomics. Moreover, we collect information about physiological parameters (heart-rate, sleep patterns …) and lifestyle (activity, food intake, stress, ...) via questionnaires and wearables. This data, used in combination with open science data from a range of diseases, allow us to profile individual risks for the onset of a disease..

The aim of this bioinformatics research project is to put the genomic information layer central to investigate and develop new approaches for utilizing genome data interactions between molecular intermediates, like, e.g., genome–metabolome, genome-proteome and genome-epigenome, that are relevant for the clinical outcome.

The data of the “I am Frontier” cohort can be augmented by publicly available information from different repositories like, the Cancer Genome Atlas, 1000 genomes project, etc. Hence affinity to creating genomics and other omics processing pipelines and workflows is crucial for the success of this project.

An interesting secondary research objective is to evaluate the surrogacy and redundancy in the genomic data when contrasted to other molecular layers. This could be of importance when considering issues related to GDPR.

We are looking for a highly motivated and scientifically excellent candidate in the genomics/bioinformatics background with a problem-solving attitude to work in an international, collegial environment. Strong communication skills complemented with innovative analytical thinking are important assets. This project is a strategical collaboration with VITO and the University of Hasselt and the candidate will be a member of both institutions.

This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

 

POSTDOC IN (BIO)POLYMER CHEMISTRY

Mol
Postdoc
Description: 

The unit Separation- and Conversion Technology (SCT) develops technologies for the sustainability of production processes in the (bio)chemical sector, replacement of fossil resources by renewable resources as feedstock for the chemical industry, and the treatment of waste streams into high value chemicals.


The synthesis of (semi)aromatic polymers derived from renewable resources is currently attracting tremendous interest from both academia and industry, as aromatic compounds are key intermediates in the manufacture of polymers and chemicals.


VITO is co-initiator of Biorizon, an industry driven Shared Research Center, focusing on technology development for the production of functionalized biobased aromatics for performance materials, chemicals & coatings. As the leading institute, VITO coordinates the development of lignin derived bioaromatics by its own technology and by collaboration with different technology providers. Lignin is the main source of aromatic bio-based molecules. Various phenols derivatives with a variety of chemical structures can be obtained from lignin deconstruction combined with advanced membrane separation techniques.


Up to now, VITO has developed a strong expertise in the valorization of biomass through conversion of lignocellulose into value-added lignin fragments and bio-aromatic derivatives. Our next goal is to develop IP and demonstrate how these new building blocks could be polymerized into value-added products. Depending on the phenol substrates obtained from the lignin separation processes, different chemical modifications and polymerization pathways will be envisaged and developed, leading to (semi)aromatic polymers covering a wide range of industrial applications.


We are looking to recruit a PhD graduate for a postdoc position in (bio)polymer chemistry to work in our lignin-derived polymers program.


The main tasks of the candidate will be to:
• Synthesize polymerizable synthons derived from lignin fragments;
• Design co-polymers from these functionalized lignin monomers;
• Contribute to the structure-properties characterization of the obtained materials.

FRONT END DEVELOPER

Mol
IT
Description: 

No description available in English since Dutch is required for this position. Link to the Dutch vacancy.

REMOTE SENSING SOFTWARE DEVELOPER / DESIGNER

Mol
IT
Description: 

VITO's Remote Sensing unit develops and operates innovative Earth Observation systems that help to monitor and understand some of the major social and economic challenges our planet is facing. For this we work with systems that acquire data from satellites, manned aviation and drones.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join us in developing robust and scalable data processing systems for Earth Observation. A typical processing system starts from raw sensor data acquired  by a satellite or drone and converts it into value-added information while a combination of image processing and machine learning techniques are applied. The processing systems can be deployed on dedicated hardware or on various cloud environments.

 

As a software developer / designer you will:

  • Create production software components, analytics applications and data visualization
  • Work together with architects, subject matter experts and product owners
  • Provide support on customer issues
  • Provide support in writing project proposals

 

EXPERT ENERGY MARKET MODELLING

Genk
R&D & Engineering
Description: 

EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners VITO, KU Leuven, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. VITO is looking for an excellent researcher to add competence to the  interdisciplinary energy market team (economics, business administration, applied mathematics, electrical & mechanical engineering).

 
You will be involved in several research and consultancy projects as expert on modelling and assessment of  energy markets including e.g. clearing mechanism, product system, spatial and temporal organization. Concrete, the markets in scope cover electricity extended to multi-carrier markets for gas and heat: from day-ahead markets to real-time balancing including system services. You will model markets as mathematical problems formulated as optimization problems, and also as games capturing market participant behavior. Modelling language include Python and Julia. You will be based in VITO/EnergyVille in Thor Park Genk, Belgium.

 

As Expert Energy market modelling, you will

  • Collaborate within the energy market team on varied projects.
  • Develop and assess new concepts for energy markets and products, and create insights on innovative market design for all the involved stakeholders in the energy landscape.
  • Formulate mathematical problems for different (multi-carrier) energy market designs applying optimization and game theory, optionally including the individual decision-making of market participants.
  • Implement and develop solutions/algorithms for the formulated problems in Python/Julia using mathematical solvers.
  • Translate your findings in relevant policy and strategy advise to relevant stakeholders including regulators, policy makers, system operators and industry.
  • Contribute to writing (parts of) project proposals and offers to tenders.
  • Manage defined tasks and budget related to your area of expertise.