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Application period from 17. December 2021 until 9. January 2022
Reference Number 52/12/21

The working group Bioinformatics and information technology researches and operates the database, storage, cloud computing and server infrastructures of the IPK and is involved in a large number of research projects in the field of plant genetic resources. The working group is a player in various national and international bioinformatics infrastructure and "Open and FAIR Data" initiatives.

As a partner in the BreedFides project, the working group will participate in the development of a federated data ecosystem to hold the data generated in plant breeding in a trustee environment. However, due to the different actors from science, infrastructure and industry, the potentially usable data are technically and judicially limited. The project aims at enabling transparency and governance over data access and thus creating a jointly usable data space for German breeding research, unlocking the potential of "artificial intelligence" for the plant sciences. To this end, a federated infrastructure based on a data register is being designed, implemented and operated under the coordination of a data trustee at the IPK in the Bioinformatics and Information Technology working group.

Your tasks:

- Design and implementation of a central data register and its interfaces
- Design and implementation of a corresponding information system
- Modelling data flows between project partners using cloud infrastructures
- Programming of analytical database queries for reporting and visualisation
- Embedding authentication and authorisation methods
- Implementation of data encryption and certification methods
- Proactive monitoring and optimisation of systems
- Consulting and training of users
- Collaboration with project partners for continuous, use-case related adaptation and enhancements of the emerging database infrastructure

You fit to us:

… if you are interested in scientific research and can work independently.
… if you like to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic team.

Your qualifications and skills:

- You hold a master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics or a related field.
- You have experience in database design, modelling of complex data flows and business processes.
- You have good knowledge of SQL and RESTful services.
- You have practical skills in programming languages such as JAVA, R, Python and LINUX-Shell.
- You have fundamentals of web application development and use of middleware technologies.
- You have solid English and German skills, which are a prerequisite for an effective work in our multicultural working environment.

We offer you:

… the opportunity to work in a world-class research center with state-of-the-art facilities and scientists from all over the world.
… a collegial working atmosphere and family-friendly working conditions.
… a project-based position until 31 December 2024 with a standard salary up to 100 % TV-L E13.
… an entry from 1 February 2022.

If you need further information feel free to contact Dr. Matthias Lange tel.: (+45 39482 – 5 693) directly.

What you need to know:
For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent from gender, origin, age, or possible disability – is welcome. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career and Family (“berufundfamilie”), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. The IPK has set a goal to employ more people with disabilities. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

Your application:
We are looking forward to receive your complete application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates) as one single pdf-document until 09.01.2022 via online-application (https://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/career/job-offers). If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Ms. Stefanie Dreßler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please indicate the reference number 52/12/21 in your correspondence. Please note that incomplete application documents cannot be considered. Foreign qualifications must carry out an equivalence test in Germany, which is subject to a fee. This must be presented in the event of a later hiring: https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education/statement-of-comparability-for-foreign-higher-education-qualifications.html