• 2021-07-23

IT Center (ZDV)
Bewerbungsfrist : 08.08.2021

The High Performance und Cloud Computing Group at the IT Center (ZDV) of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen seeks to fill two project positions at the earliest possible date for

Scientific Staff
(Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter (m/w/d; E 13 TV-L, 100%))

The contract lengths are limited to the 30.09.2025.

The University of Tübingen is a central partner along with the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg and the Research Centre Jülich within the project DataPLANT - Data in PLANT Research (nfdi4plants.de) within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI). The position focuses on the handling of research data in fundamental plant research as well as its annotation, processing and visualization. The main goal is to design and establish solutions tailored to the research cycle in plant research. Data storing, processing and analysis services shall be accessible through the DataPLANT Hub which is able to handle the very large amount of data being processed in everyday research.

As part of the DataPLANT team you will be working on:

- Conception and implementation of the DataPLANT Hub, a PHP-based science gateway
- Integration of heterogenous storage resources
- Integration of federated compute resources
- Authentication and authorization
- Metadata handling
- Implementation of user interfaces to DataPLANT services
- Close collaboration with the project partners and the scientific community
- Active support for the broad user community for bioinformatical and technical questions

We expect from you:

- A scientific higher education degree (master, diploma or comparable) in biology, bioinformatics, computer science or a related field
- Experience with modern data management in science using scientific software tools and/or corresponding programming skills (e.g. Python, Java, R, PHP)
- Basics in scientific computing (HPC and cloud computing)
- Team oriented but self-reliant working habits
- Professional interaction with heterogenous user groups
- High motivation, flexibility and team spirit
- Highly proficient in both spoken and written English
- Experience with multidisciplinary scientific working habits

We offer:

- A thorough initial training phase and continuous further training
- A stimulating working environment including space for personal initiative
- Work within a likeable and congenial team

The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Have we caught your interest? Please send your application including cover letter, CV, resume and a copy of the certificate of your highest professional qualification, refereeing to reference number ZDV-29-21 until August 8th, 2021 to the director of the ZDV, Prof. Dr. Thomas Walter, 72074 Tübingen, Wächterstraße 76 or in electronic from to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Jens Krüger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: 07071 29-70371) is happy to answer your questions specifically related to the project DataPLANT.