Company 2018-05-31T16:49:31+00:00

Genohm, originally founded in Ghent (Belgium) in 2002 as a small two-person bio-informatics shop, re-established itself in 2011 as an EPFL Start-Up at the Innovation Park in Lausanne (Switzerland), focusing on guaranteeing compliance, traceability and big lab data management in highly complex and continuously evolving lab environments. With the successful launch of its main laboratory software automation suite, SLIMS, Genohm officially entered the lab informatics market, proudly serving a rapidly growing set of customers in widely varying research and clinical environments throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US. Today, Genohm has offices in Lausanne, Ghent, and Durham NC and counts a workforce of 40+ highly trained software and life sciences engineers.

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Frederik Decouttere


Frederik received his Master degree in Bioscience Engineering at the University of Ghent in Belgium. He focused on applying & evolving software architecture and patterns in the field of bio-informatics during the past 15 years. Since 2002, Frederik acted as CTO for Genohm, for which he has served and deployed bioinformatics and LIMS solutions for several fortune-500 life sciences companies, healthcare and R&D labs. In 2010, he was appointed as the new CEO of Genohm.

Martijn Devisscher


Martijn is active in bio-computing since 1997. He holds a degree in Bio-eEngineering and Computer Science from the Universities of Ghent and Brussels and has worked as an active researcher in both academia and industry. His areas of expertise are mathematical modelling of biological systems, data analysis and machine learning. In 2008, Martijn joined Genohm as a partner and Scientific Director. He was appointed COO in 2016.

Ruben Simoens

VP of Engineering

Ruben holds a Master in Mathematical Computer Sciences from the University of Ghent. He joined Genohm in 2010 as software engineer working on the company’s main product SLIMS. Focusing on improving the various aspects of the SLIMS development process and the feature set provided by the core of the SLIMS platform, Ruben was subsequently promoted to Development Team Lead in 2012 and Software Development Director of Genohm in 2014. Since 2016 he serves as VP of Engineering.

Roger Küng

VP of Business Development

Roger completed his Master degree in Computer Science at EPFL. Before this, he obtained a Bachelor degree in both Life Sciences and Economics. His fascination for technology and biology as well as his deep understanding of software engineering will help Genohm further improve its alignment with current and future market needs. In 2016 he was appointed as VP of Business Development.


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Transportation Policy

At Genohm we are fully aware of the importance to act in a socially responsible manner in regard to transportation. Today, we have the responsibility to travel in an economical and eco-friendly manner whenever possible.

The company supports the utilization of public transportation and e-bikes by providing incentives such as half-fare travel cards and e-bike leasing that are offered to its staff in order to reduce the environmental impact of traffic generated by the company when commuting to work. Even when we are servicing a client abroad, public transportation is our favorite transportation. We do not provide company cars but travel cards and e-bikes to our employees.

At the same time, beside eco-friendly transportation, Genohm organizes sport outings and sponsors sport material and event participation in order to contribute to a better health of each employee. We believe in “Mens Sana in Corpore Sano”.

Open Positions

Yes, we still have several open positions in our offices in Durham, NC, (USA), in Lausanne (Switzerland) and in Ghent (Belgium).

Are you an enthusiastic Developer?

  • Do you want to be part of the digital revolution happening in the Laboratory space right now?
  • Do you want to be part of our kick-ass development team in Switzerland?
  • Do you believe that type checking is king but understand that biologists might prefer a more lenient approach?
  • Do you eat lambdas for breakfast, and software patterns are your night lecture to get a good night’s sleep?

Then you have come to the right place!

We are passionate about software, open to new ideas and constantly evolving our product.
We have been building SLIMS (our main Software product) since 2010 to simplify the life of hundreds of people working in the lab environment all around the world. It is an all in one complete package which allows our customers to track samples, interact with lab equipment and offers full data lifecycle management.

To be more precise:

  • (Smart)GWT is used to compile Java code to Javascript
  • Spring and Hibernate handle the server and database interactions
  • We religiously use Git and code reviews to learn from each other’s mistakes and improve our Java-fu

We expect the following from you:

  • You live and breath Java
  • You are eager to learn and stay up to date with everything in the exciting field of software development
  • You value readable, maintainable code and accept feedback from our senior developers
  • Speak your mind and invest yourself in our team and the product

We don’t care what degree you have, as long as you are very talented, fanatical about programming and have the skills we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary in line with your experience
  • As many cookies and coffee (or tea) as you can eat or drink
  • An exciting and dynamic startup environment
  • Awesome workspace at EPFL’s Innovation park

Get in touch

Contact us using our Contact Form for more info or send us your resume on jobs@genohm.com and hopefully, we’ll soon be discussing our common future.

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