Are you an expert within software development? And are you motivated by working in a dynamic, start-up environment with colleagues that are dedicated and want to translate world-class research into commercial projects?

If yes, then keep reading, as we are looking for a Senior Scientific Software Developer to join the SpaceM Bio Studio Project at the BioInnovation Institute (BII).

Incubated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, BII’s mission is to create new life science solutions to address unmet societal or health needs. At BII, we have established a new program, Bio Studio, which aims to build life science start-ups based on world-class research. Bio Studio projects are three year grant funded projects, sourced from leading researchers employed at research institutions worldwide. The projects we admit combine scientific novelty, commercial viability, and the potential for significant societal and/or health impact. The goal of the projects is to create a viable start-up company based on the project within three years.

BII aims to recruit a strong project team for each Bio Studio project, and it is expected that this team will form the core of the future start-up deriving from the project. Apart from establishing a solid Project Team, BII provides a comprehensive network of industry, investors, and subject matter experts to support the projects.

Your Opportunity to Join BII’s Bio Studio Program!
The SpaceM project aims to develop and commercialize a recently invented technology for single-cell metabolomics for drug discovery and precision medicine.

The Principal Investigator (PI) for the project is Dr. Theodore Alexandrov, from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Heidelberg), who is a world leader in single-cell metabolomics and was previously co-founder of a startup developing software in a related field. Dr. Alexandrov’s team at EMBL has developed the foundational technology that generates big data representing levels of drugs or metabolites inside single cells. This information can be of high value for both fundamental understanding of cellular responses and as a tool for drug development.
The SpaceM project will further develop and streamline the technology, algorithms and software to be applied to address key questions in drug discovery and precision medicine.

You will join a dynamic team of talented and experienced scientists and engineers excited to make translational impact through development of novel technologies. We offer a start-up culture focused on efficiency and collaborative work with minimal hierarchy and bureaucracy yet with professional approach to project management. Moreover, integration of the project team in BII provides attractive and competitive work conditions, multiple learning opportunities, and involvement in a vibrant entrepreneurial network.

Your ownership of our mutual journey will be to:

  • Developing software implementing custom algorithms and visualization approaches for single-cell omics
  • Working together with experimentalists to formulate requirements and user stories
  • Working together with data scientists developing novel algorithms and further integrate them into software
  • Maintaining and improving IT infrastructure
  • Supporting internal users of the software

Your daily work and well-being will be shared directly with the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), but as a small community with close ties and bright minds, you should be prepared for many cross-functional and inspiring discussions that can help shape your work at BII.

Your Professional & Personal Spirit
Our ideal candidate has an MSc in software engineering, computer science, or a few years of relevant working experience within this area. Strong experience in Python is a prerequisite. It is also important that you have experience with both frontend and backend development as well as with developing graphical user interfaces.

In addition, you have:

  • Experience of working alone or in a small team in the role of a full stack developer
  • Knowledge of principles of data analysis
  • Experience in or knowledge of machine learning, image analysis is desirable
  • Experience in or knowledge of data analysis in either omics or single-cell field is a plus
  • Knowledge of napari is beneficial
  • Experience of working with experimental scientists to jointly formulate software requirements and user stories is a plus
  • Experience of working with data scientists to support algorithms developments and to jointly develop software based on a prototype implementation is a plus

As a person, you are passionate about software development and are driven to continuously develop your skills and knowledge. You are also interested in science and working closely together with scientists, and motivated by working in a dynamic, start-up environment.

Your Experience Working at BII
We offer a committed and professional workplace in which we emphasize ensuring that our colleagues thrive, are challenged, and have opportunities to develop their potential. A career at BII allows you to work with world-leading entrepreneurial scientists in a position where you will have a substantial chance to impact your job and the opportunity to develop your bio entrepreneurial skills.

BII invites you to become part of a vibrant and professional workplace with a chance to bring ideas to life and science to market for the benefit of society and human welfare.

Application and Information
For more information, please contact Bo Wiinberg, EiR via e-mail: or on the phone: +45 41481449. The deadline for applying for this job is 24/10/2022. However, we will hold interviews on a rolling basis, and therefore encourage you to send your application as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking on the “Apply now” button.

About the BioInnovation Institute Foundation
The BioInnovation Institute foundation (BII) is an international commercial foundation with a nonprofit objective supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by early life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

BII, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers start-ups and early-stage projects within health tech, therapeutics and bioindustrials state-of-the-art labs, vibrant office facilities, business development, start-up business incubation, access to high-level mentoring and international networks, plus unique funding opportunities of up to 1.3 million euro per start-up and 2.4 million euro per project.

Since the inauguration of BII in November 2018, BII has awarded 35 million euros to 68 high-growth start-up companies. Read more on