Full Stack Analyst Developer

Ghent VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

07 Nov 2022


VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research

IT Support


VIB is an entrepreneurial non-profit research institute, with a clear focus on ground-breaking strategic basic research in life sciences and operates in close partnership with the five universities in Flanders – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Hasselt University. VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research (IRC) aims at unravelling the mechanisms of immunity and inflammation for better prevention and therapy of human chronic disease. Several high-end core facilities support and improve the research activities.

As a full stack developer you will analyze the workflows and the associated tooling needs of the general services of VIB-IRC (such as Finance, HR, e.g.) and prioritize, design, develop and implement the necessary tooling and (web applicative) solutions. You will also play a key role in mapping the existing tools and advising possible optimizations.

Your responsibilities

  • Design, develop and enhance full stack web applications
  • Develop and integrate new features into existing web portals
  • Integrate, coordinate and federate web tools with other external teams and departments
  • Upgrade existing web application stacks to their latest releases
  • Migrate web applications to new server rollouts
  • Manage, extend and optimize existing SQL databases
  • Design, create and maintain new databases

Your profile

  • You are a full stack developer, with a strong interest in building user-friendly but
  • performant and secure web applications.
  • A strong interest in appealing visual design, with attention to user experience.
  • Must have:
    • Knowledge of and experience with web technologies: HTML5, (S)CSS3, Javascript
    • Proficient in object-oriented PHP as backend language via the MVC paradigms
    • Basic knowledge of databases (PostgreSQL, MariaDB/MySQL, ...)
    • Basic knowledge of webservers (Apache, Nginx, ...)
    • Understanding the design principles behind scalable and reliable applications
    • Distributed code management using git as version control system
  • Nice to have:
    • Knowledge of any of UI/front-end frameworks (Bootstrap, Tailwind, Vue, Svelte,…)
    • Strong interest in open source (software)
    • Experience with Linux
    • Experience with the Laravel (PHP framework) ecosystem
    • Experience with other programming languages (Bash, Python, Golang, ...) and technologies (Redis, Beanstalkd, (REST) API’s, …)
    • Knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL and Oracle APEX
    • Knowledge of scientific environment and tools
  • Fluency in English is a prerequisite to support research and operations at VIB.
  • You have a strong analytical and problem-solving mindset.
  • You can work independently, and are energized by thinking proactively and out-of-the-box
  • You have already proven to be a strong communicator

We offer

  • You will play a key role in the optimization of the tooling of VIB-IRC, and more broadly cross-departmental.
  • You will get a warm welcome in a fantastic team.
  • You will be part of a sustainable and scientific organization with a multinational character.
  • You will receive a competitive salary package with extralegal benefits.

VIB values diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences. The institute needs people from all backgrounds and ways of life to help build a thriving scientific environment. VIB is therefore looking for candidates who are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting each other's growth. VIB's collaborators are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for science that generates impact in science and in society. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also nationality, age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of VIB’s employees’ points of view are key to its success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.