Full Stack Flask Developer (m/f/d)

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
February 17 2021
Organization Type
All Industry

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne invites applications for


a Full Stack Flask Developer (m/f/d) (job code 03-2021)


The Bioinformatics Core Facility is looking for a full stack flask developer to work on our open-source python projects - https://github.com/mpg-age-bioinformatics. The group supports all institute members with state-of-the-art computational biology tools and analysis. Our range of services includes training, data analysis, software development, and maintenance of the computational infrastructure.


Your tasks

1. Redesign `Flaski`’s HTML templates and CSS.

2. Maintain and grow the number of analytical Apps and visualizations offered by `Flaski`.

3. Design front-ends for local databases comprised of scientific data.

4. Use `Flaski` as backbone or design a dedicated Flask App for the exchange of requests / forms between researchers and the core facility as well as other internal departments.

5. Redesign `bit` as a full python3 tool.

6. Maintain and further develop `AGEpy`.

7. Support the development of `py4cytoscape`.

8. Develop project-specific command line tools for the wrangling and visualization of biological data outputted by automated/robotic systems.


Your skills

Ø Experienced full stack flask developer (HTML, JS, CSS, Python3, Jinja, MySQL, redis).

Ø Experience with git, Docker, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes.

Ø Experience with API development.

Ø Experience with data manipulation and visualization and respective Python libraries (eg. Pandas, SciPy, plotly, matplotlib).

Ø Experience with biomedical data is a plus.


Research environment

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008 for the purpose of understanding fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. It is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, including the CECAD Cluster of Excellent in the University of Cologne, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for research. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities, to which the successful candidate would have access, the institute provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. At the moment, we host employees from 34 different nations.


Our offer

Ø a highly dynamic international research atmosphere in one of Germany's biggest research societies

Ø in-house only HPC cluster and dedicated systems administrator

Ø access to the Max Planck Computing & Data Facility

Ø dedicated time for own research/development

Ø professional development: we highly encourage our members to take time and/or courses for further development

Ø all genders are encouraged to take parenting time


The employment contract is based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) and will initially be time limited to 2 years. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and especially encourages them to apply.


Applications should include:

Ø a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae

Ø a link to 2 git repositories or/and 2 projects with a description of contribution

Ø contact information for 2 references

Ø certificates and transcripts of degrees

and should be uploaded as one single pdf-file using our application website https://www.age.mpg.de/career-education/open-positions/ (quoting job code: 03-2021) until 16.04.2021.

Informal inquiries regarding the offer are welcome and should be sent to Jorge.Boucas@age.mpg.de. For further information about the Institute see www.age.mpg.de.

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