Scientific Programmer

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Our Biometrics team is seeking an experienced and motivated Scientific Programmer to join us. The team focuses on statistical genetics, experimental design, and data analysis aspects in molecular breeding processes, in close collaboration with breeders, geneticists, and software developers.

The Scientific Programmer Specialist will develop, manage, and participate in projects that support efficient data and analytics workflows, computational tools/platforms, and reporting software. The selected candidate will also contribute to the implementation of state-of-the-art algorithms to improve genetic gains in breeding programs and be expected to identify and maintain an evolving analytics toolbox.


  • Act as a translator for our customer’s digital needs, and hereby interact with project managers, designers, other developers, systems analysts, and R&D specialists to support the design and implementation of the most adequate technological solutions.
  • Create innovative, scalable, fault-tolerant software solutions for our customers with clear technical specifications and documentation.
  • Automate frequently used scientific workflows, and implement new methods developed in-house or through collaboration.
  • With your analytical mindset, you support R&D specialists and contribute to research activities.
  • With your technological mindset, you contribute to the build-up of digital foundations, where you always ensure a robust and performant analytics platform for our team.
  • You work closely together with the head of Biometrics and the Biometrics Technology lead. You are a reliable technical support during critical periods in the year for delivery of critical results.
  • You interact with R&D teams in shared efforts to develop higher yielding varieties and hybrids for farmers.


  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics or related scientific field with a strong affinity for applied statistics.
  • Strong scripting skills in R and Python (including package development) and are experienced in working in a collaborative IT environment.
  • Expert in connecting data and analytics (especially REST, GraphQl APIs) in the context of prototyping, established graphical interfaces, and towards expert users.
  • Knowledge of Cloud-based analytics.
  • Affinity to data integration approaches towards data scientists needs. Hands-on experience is considered a plus.
  • You possess a creative and innovative mindset and act proactively.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Work autonomously with limited supervision from senior team members.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.


  • A permanent contract within an attractive working environment in a professional and motivated team.
  • A role with challenging assignments and responsibilities.
  • An attractive base salary in relation to your diploma and competencies, an annual bonus and extra legal benefits.
  • A good work-life balance where regular working from home is possible.

Come join us in bringing the lab to the field

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population, while reducing environmental impacts. That’s why we are working with partners and experts to integrate sustainability criteria into all business decisions. We invest in a strong R&D pipeline, combining innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our solutions are purpose-designed for different crop systems. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. With teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture. In 2023, our division generated sales of €10.1 billion.

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Application process

1. Application

You found the job you like on our website. Time to hit that ‘apply’-button and let us know who you are through the application form.

2. First encounter

We are intrigued by your application and call you immediately. At this point you can expect questions like: What motivates you? And what are your skills?

3. Interview

The call went great! So here you are, ready for your interview with HR and a hiring manager. We want to know more of your story and of course, you can ask about our story as well.

4. Contract

Welcome to our team. When can you start? So we can everything ready for your first day. You know, computer, paperwork, cake, balloons …

5. Onboarding

We welcome you with open arms and get you up and running. Including our eye-opening bootscamp, from the lab to the field.