Data Scientist



Agoralaan Abis Diepenbeek Belgium

Function type

Research and Development


Hello, we are BioStrand

We have developed a completely new methodology for analysing OMICS data. We offer disruptive bio-informatics tools and provide in house target discovery and lead identification for the development of drugs, gene therapy, biomarkers etc.

Here at BioStrand, data scientists are the heart of our organisation.  Our fast-growing team needs you to put your mark on the data structures behind our technology! You have an active role in the development process of our data platforms. Your passion for building and maintaining data lakes to facilitate big data exploration and machine learning needs to match our passion for genomic and biological analytics. You are responsible for the whole process from whiteboard to production ready models. Your indepth skills in both statistics and text analytics are the solid basis for your model developments. You also have a key role in big data visualization and the implementation of visualization techniques into our platform. You will work in close collaboration with core team members.

Who are you?

  • You have a Master and/or PhD degree, preferably in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or equivalent. 

  • You have a general background in data science  

  • You have extensive knowledge on various artificial intelligence techniques (machine learning, data mining, information retrieval) 

  • You are skilled in data visualisation  

  • You are skilled in text analytics with substantial understanding of statistics 

  • You have a strong interest in bio-informatics applications  

  • You are able to deploy machine learning models into production 

  • You have experience in applying data science in a commercial environment no comma and transforming business needs into elegant solutions 

  • You have an interest in cloud computing 

  • You have a profound understanding of database tools such as Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, and languages such as SQL 

  • You are trained in Python and have experience with scikit-learn and TensorFlow 

  • You are a strategic thinker, and you like to be challenged 

  • You are efficient and well organized and deliver high quality results on time. 

  • You have strong written and oral communication skills, in both Dutch and English 

  • You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment 

  • You are an excellent team player, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives and feedback 

What's in it for you?

We offer you a full-time job. We are based at BioVille, nearby Hasselt University. You will be part of the dynamic core team of an amazing start-up company with huge ambitions. This means there is a lot of space for personal initiative and growth opportunities. You will have an important role in disrupting â€“OMICS analysis and change the industry standards. We offer you an opportunity to stand out and use all your creativity. Your effort is valued through a competitive remuneration package.


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