Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)Leipzig
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for
environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a
balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy, we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women.
Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.
Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Mr Dr. Jan Bumberger
Place of work: Leipzig
Closing date for applications:
January 31st, 2019
Please use our online application system for your application:
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ
Climate change-induced extreme events such as heat spells, heavy rainfall and flood events will continue to increase in the future. The Helmholtz Center for
Environmental Research - UFZ is investigating the expected massive impacts on ecosystems and the consequential economic costs within Germany and Europe. The
necessary prerequisites are high-resolution environmental system models running on high-performance computers and high-resolution in-situ and satellite remote
sensing observation data sets. The UFZ operates observatories and novel observation systems for this purpose (e.g.
TERENO or MOSES), infrastructure
platforms (e.g. CITEpro), and modeling platforms (e.g.
mHM or OGS).
This results in growing challenges for dealing with large volumes of high quality data. Organizing the long-term availability of this research data
and interfacing with research data platforms (e.g. NFDI or
EOSC) requires an advanced research data management
through the use of structured techniques in the collection, transmission, curation, integration, processing, and persistent storage of large amounts of data.
To strengthen research data management, we are looking for
4 employees (m/f/d) research data management
at the earliest possible date who have expertise in several (at least two) of the following tasks and the resulting experience profile.
All positions are full time positions (39h/week) with a limited contract period of 2 years:
Organization and implementation of an in-house service offer for research data management (support for researchers, consultancy for researchers on handling research data and data publications, development of data management plans and data models, technical documentation)
Support of the information and data flow between different participants of the Data Life Cycle
Development, testing and implementation of complex workflows for porting scientific data to efficient storage and easier further processing or reuse
Development, testing and implementation of efficient curation procedures, quality assurance processes, metadata enrichment and identification assignments, and structuring and standardization of existing data (data models) to enable interoperability
Development, testing and implementation of data organization and maintenance of complex scientific data, including server administration, data management and persistent storage
Development, testing and implementation of application and information systems for the evaluation and visualization of complex data types and contextual relationships
Further development of the existing data management system into a data warehouse for research data, which is adaptable for various data models and which considers interfaces to internal systems as well as the use of innovative cloud technologies to connect with external platforms
Successfully completed degree (Bachelor, Master, Diploma, PhD) in IT, engineering, natural sciences or economics
Experience in handling complex data
Experience with a programming language (e.g. R, Scala, Python, C / C ++, Fortran, PHP)
Experience in working with databases (e.g. SQL, noSQL, cloud data storage)
Experience with the Linux administration and shell scripting
Experience in the design, development and implementation of requirements-oriented web applications, database applications and storage technologies using common programming languages and tools on various platforms
Good language skills in English and German
Ability and high motivation to work in an interdisciplinary and multi-national team
Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
Remuneration TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits