HiWi Position for Distributed Analytics Platform Development

December 2nd, 2021

Our team is looking for an experienced web-service developer. The goal is the development of a distributed analytics platform based on RESTful-Services and containerisation technologies.

Job Type HiWi
Extent Discussable
Status Open
Contact(s) Sascha Welten

In recent years, as newer technologies have evolved around the healthcare ecosystem, more and more data have been generated.

Advanced analytics could power the data collected from numerous sources, both from healthcare institutions, or generated by individuals themselves via apps and devices, and lead to innovations in treatment and diagnosis of diseases;

improve the care given to the patient; and empower citizens to participate in the decision-making process regarding their own health and well-being. However, the sensitive nature of the health data prohibits healthcare organizations from sharing the data.

The Personal Health Train (PHT) is a novel approach, aiming to establish a distributed data analytics infrastructure enabling the (re)use of distributed healthcare data, while data owners stay in control of their own data.

The main principle of the PHT is that data remains in its original location, and analytical tasks visit data sources and execute the tasks. The PHT provides a distributed, flexible approach to use data in a network of participants, incorporating the FAIR principles.

It facilitates the responsible use of sensitive and/or personal data by adopting international principles and regulations.


Experience in containerisation technologies, e.g. Docker
Experience in RESTful web-service development
Frontend technologies
Python might be a plus since we develop our ML code mostly in Python

Some in-use technologies are: