Opportunities & Vacancies

Software Developer


The management of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) together with the H3ABioNet project at KCCR is looking for a talented and skilful Software Developer. H3ABioNet (https://www.h3abionet.org/) is a Pan African bioinformatics network, established to develop bioinformatics capacity in Africa and specifically to enable genomics data analysis by H3Africa researchers across the continent. H3ABioNet is developing human capacity through training and support for data analysis, and facilitating access to informatics infrastructure by developing or providing access to pipelines and tools for human, microbiome and pathogen genomic data analysis. The post holder may also be required to work with other H3Africa projects such as WASLITBRe.

Main Responsibilities/Activities

·           Work with other H3ABioNet developers to design algorithms and flowcharts

·           Produce clean, efficient code based on specifications of H3ABioNet projects

·           Integrate software components and third-party programmes

·           Verify and deploy programmes and systems

·           Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software

·           Recommend and execute improvements

·           Create technical documentation for reference and reporting where necessary

·           Regularly attend H3BioNet project meetings

·           Contribute/perform any work that may be assigned to you




The Post holder should have the following: (E = Essential; D = Desirable)


  • Proven experience as a Software Developer (E)
  • Familiarity with Agile development methodologies (D)
  • Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment (E)
  • Hands-on coding experience with both backend (MySQL, NoSQL, PHP, Python, C#) and client app development (Javascript, JS frameworks, UX, AngularJS, Git etc (E)
  • Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks (E)
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies (D)
  • Excellent communication skills (E)
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude (D)
  • Attention to detail (D)
  • MSc in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field (D)

The contract will be for a period of 1 year (Renewable)

Expected starting date:1st October, 2020


Interested persons should send their applications addressed to The Head of Administration, KCCR, KNUST, Kumasi including their CV, a motivation letter, copies of certificates and two reference letters and email them to: info@kccr.de

Closing Date:15th September,2020. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information on the position, please contact Dr. Pandam Salifu on 0209583359 or email pandam@kcrr.de