ARISE will be an indispensable tool for people in nature management, ecological research and natural history museums from all over the world. In order to create it, we will need motivated and talented people. The coming years, we will have a number of job openings for them: check in here regularly or follow our Twitter or LinkedIn or mailing list to stay informed. 

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Data & Systems Architect

We are looking for a talented and innovative Data and Systems Architect for ARISE. A key position to the future of both our research infrastructure and of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, where you will be positioned.  From there, you will drive the future of biodiversity research.


The services to be built within ARISE will make species recognition and biodiversity monitoring accessible for researchers, industry, policy and citizens. Having such knowledge readily available will drive the future of biodiversity and our planet. For this job, your headquarters will be at Naturalis in Leiden, where you will work on the ARISE sequencing data.

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As a full-stack software developer, you are part of the Digital Species Identification team within the ARISE project. The goal of DSI is to facilitate the automated detection and identification of species from a variety of digital media types. DSI comprises tooling from dataset creation, data annotation, artificial intelligence training, and standardized evaluation of deep learning algorithms. DSI aims to be a streamlined and scalable solution that accommodates various media types, including images, sound, and radar data.

We are looking for two talented, motivated, and innovative full-stack software developers that help design, build, and maintain the digital species identification (DSI) pipeline. You will be involved in thinking along about the architecture. You will be involved in implementing both the front and backend and designing, developing, testing, monitoring, and logging the developed web services and improvements. As a full-stack developer, you have a broad knowledge of tools, techniques, and programming languages. Your position will be at the UTwente in Enschede.

Software Developers in Digital Species Identification

Postdoctoral Data Scientist Biodiversity Monitoring

Are you interested in the integration of data derived from different types of sensors aimed at biodiversity monitoring? Then we may be looking for you.

The sensors include (semi-)automated sampling and monitoring devices such as wildlife and insect cameras and eco-acoustic devices that allow the identification of species through machine-learning tools based on image and sound recognition. Additionally, radar will be used to monitor aerial biomass flows (e.g. movements of insects, bats and birds) and environmental sensors (such as weather stations) will record temperature, wind (speed & direction), light, humidity and precipitation. The integration of such data from multiple sensors requires to align and calibrate data formats from different sensors and to aggregate data at appropriate resolutions for subsequent ecological analyses. You will be positioned at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam.