Backend Python Developer

Salary NOK 450,000 - NOK 700,000
Equity To be negotiated

Position Summary

We are seeking a Python back-end developer who, in collaboration with the bioinformatics group, will use their knowledge of database architecture, software development, and coding best practices to implement robust computational solutions to support Bio-Me’s laboratory information management system and results reporting efforts. This is a highly autonomous position; we are seeking someone who is proactive and self-driven. Previous experience in life sciences is not required. This position reports directly to the CIO.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please be aware that duties and responsibilities might evolve quickly as the company grow.

  • Implementation of new features in collaboration with a full-stack developer

  • Autonomy in taking ownership of new modules from design to implementation

  • Design SQL database architectures to optimally store and organize lab and client data

  • Implement Django endpoints to communicate with frontend modules

  • Support data entering and retrieving efforts in the context of logging lab results to the database and delivering reports to clients

  • Code base refactoring

  • Contribute experience and creativity to our scientific community and endeavors

  • Minimal front-end implementations (if applicable)

  • Opportunities to contribute on bioinformatics pipelines if needed/interested, including developing ML/AI workflows

Skills and Qualifications


  • Proficient in Python

  • Experience with relational database SQL (MySQL or MariaDB)

  • Experience building RESTful APIs (Django/Flask)

  • Familiar with Python testing frameworks (unit tests and feature tests)

  • Experience with Git for version control and collaboration

Nice to have:

  • Experience using AWS or Azure cloud

  • Knowledge of JavaScript/React

  • Experience using Unix

  • Python data ecosystem (pandas, scikit-learn, scipy, matplotlib, etc.)

Perks and benefits

  • Equity package

  • New tech gear

  • Flexible working hours

  • Pension plan

  • Central office near public transit

  • Social gatherings

We are based in the Oslo Science Park with great facilities for a highly innovative and collaborative work environment. There are regular conferences, seminars and workshops held to provide further professional training and foster cutting-edge scientific and technical knowledge transfer. See more at

Additional information

Starting date: ASAP. Candidates will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.

Recruitment process:

  • Only applications received through the platform will be considered

  • Selected applicants will be invited for a 15-min call

  • Selected applicants will be invited for an on-site interview with coding tasks

  • Applicants will receive final hiring decision

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

Equity package
Equity package

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Working at

Bio-Me's vision is to improve global health by unlocking the potential of our microbiome: the complex habitat of microorganisms in our gut. The microbiome is a crucial piece for understanding human health and diseases. We have developed Precision Microbiome Profiling (PMP™), an analysis technology that enables therapeutic developers and researchers to accurately quantify organisms of the microbiome in a fast and practical way that is suited for clinical applications. Combined with access to a world leading biobank and extensive patient databases, Bio-Me’s PMP™ platform will enable microbiome-based diagnostics, and discovery of novel drug targets to improve health and well-being worldwide. We are an international group with a diverse set of R&D, technical and commercial backgrounds who share the passion to solve the current challenges facing medical development by integrating the microbiome into medicine. Bio-Me is an early-stage company and we are now looking for the right resources to grow with us.

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