Data Scientist

Job description

“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” STEVE JOBS


Dutch technology, global impact

SPEKTRAX is moving fast. We are looking for new colleagues who don't ask us what to do but who will actively help us achieve our goals. Are you interested in being part of something big? Want to change the world for millions around the globe by providing new, faster and reliable diagnostics? This is your chance to not just make a tremendous impact on a national level, but on the global health issues that we are currently all facing. Ready to join Spektrax?


Your personal mission 

To make sure we have a fluent and steady development of our product, we are actively looking for a new data scientist to join our team. Even though we never really know what the day will bring, we do have some information hat we would like you to share:

  • At Spektrax there is a very strong interaction between the data science team and the laboratory team. This means that as data scientists at Spektrax you are given many opportunities to actively think along about how our data is generated, and thus also have a significant influence on how the product will ultimately work in the real world. 
  • The company has only just been set up, so there is currently a lot of room to give substance to how we will continue to develop our ML model. ML application to virus detection is a rapidly developing field, so if you like ML experimentation you are in the right place. 

You will also be working closely together with our Quality Manager on important topics like maintaining appropriate ISO standards for our software and projects that are focused on improving the quality of our data and software.

Job requirements

About you 
To make sure you are the high energy colleague with the required qualities, you should maintain a certain skill-set. We’ve listed them for you, so you can make sure you check all the boxes.

  • Strong knowledge of ML and data structure
  • You have a master degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., (bio)informatics, (bio)physics, computer science. 
  • 2+ years of experience in a comparable role.
  • You’ve gained this experience in a start-up or scale-up environment.
  • You are well-structured and precise.
  • You are fluent in the English language.
  • You are in it to make a change!

The SPEKTRAX culture
We have a very open and transparent way of working and we don't believe in a very hierarchical structure. Since every day in the SPEKTRAX office is different, it would be impossible to give you all the details of your job description. If you are in for variation, leaving your mark in our fast-moving organisation and working together as a real team, then SPEKTRAX is definitely the place for you. Freedom and responsibility are key in our proactive and independent workplace.


About us

SPEKTRAX was founded in April 2020 with one goal: to help the world deal with virus crises such as the COVID-19 with an innovative, ultra-rapid, reliable testing method. We aim to get our diagnostics solution available as soon as possible. Validation & certification processes are currently ongoing and we are looking for the right people to help us get there.