UX/UI - Front-end Developer


The Birdhouse

Full Time


As one of our first hires, you’ll be responsible for building the front-end of our research matchmaking platform from the ground up. You’ll take the lead in building the interface of AcademicLabs, an interface where breakthrough research and high tech innovations will result from. In close cooperation with other engineers, you will have an enormous impact on the product, and hence help us accelerate science and innovation worldwide.


AcademicLabs brings transparency in the world of research. We help innovative companies and researchers to find ideal research partners by providing them access to relevant research teams that want to share their expertise, services and infrastructure. Our platform combines a dedicated search engine with professional social network characteristics.

We are a team of former PhD researchers and experienced software engineers, participating in the startup accelerator The Birdhouse, and being mentored by captains of industry and entrepreneurs, a.o. Former CTOs of Coca-Cola, Bekaert and Teamleader.


  • Are an extremely talented front-end developer with proficiency in a major Javascript framework and having a passion for UI/UX design.
  • Can transform ideas and concepts into mockups.
  • Have basic knowledge of Ruby and it’s framework Ruby on Rails.
  • Accomplish amazing amounts of important, finished work.
  • Have strong opinions and an open mind. 
  • Are an exceptional learner. 
  • Are an excellent communicator. 
  • Are ‘The Rare Responsible Person.’ 
  • Self-motivating * Self-aware, disciplined and improving 
  • Doesn’t wait to be told what to do
  • Want to make the difference


  • The most important thing to us is working with other talented, smart people. The more talent we have, the more we can accomplish, so hiring well is the most important thing in our universe. Everything else is subordinate to finding great people and keeping them happy. 
  • All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. We want to be big, fast, and flexible.


  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Additional benefits (laptop, company car, ..) 
  • Flexible work hours and vacation policy 
  • After work drinks and team events 
  • Weekly free lunch 
  • As one of the first hires, we reserved some shares for you.

If what you know about us so far makes you excited, we’d love to hear from you.

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Javascript, User Experience Design, Design, Ruby, User Interface Design, Front-End Development, UI/UX Design, Ruby on Rails


€40K – €90K 

No Equity