As the German National Library of Science and Technology our future-oriented services ensure the infrastructural requirements for a high-quality supply of information and literature for research in science and industry. With the Open Research Knowledge Graph (ORKG), we are working to revolutionise the exchange and use of scientific knowledge in the digital age.
The Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology – Program Area C, Research and Development, is looking to employ a
Research Software Engineer (m/f/d)
to join the Learning and Skill Analytics Research Group (Dr. Gábor Kismihók) at the earliest possible opportunity.
The position is initially limited until 31st October 2025 with envisioned extension. The regular weekly working time is 39.8 hours (full-time). The position is suitable for part-time work only to a limited extent. The remuneration is based on pay scale group 13 TV-L.
The successful applicant will support the software development and applied research activities around eDoer, an open, Artificial Intelligence driven, personalised learning environment. The successful candidate will be a member of an international team working on the new project: “Knowledge Graph der Data Literacy Alliance (Dalia) für FAIRe Datennutzung und -bereitstellung auf der Basis von Semantic Web Technologie” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and with a special focus on the thematic area of research data management. Within this project TIB will cooperate with a number of leading German institutions, like RWTH Aachen or TU Darmstadt. DALIA will further develop the eDoer platform into a collaborative digital training support system.
This research software engineer role includes (but is not limited to) front-end and back-end development (fullstack) and visualising personalized learning paths and skill requirements. Besides that the successful applicant will also need to support the co-design of empirical studies together with doctoral researchers at TIB and other partner organizations. If interested, this work can be potentially published and presented in peer-reviewed research journals and conferences. If you are interested, this position can also be upgraded to a PhD project.
Your competence area should be rooted in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning or a related field (computer science and data science). You should be able to think creatively, have solid technical skills in software development, grasp new knowledge quickly, be able to combine abstract reasoning with concrete problem solving skills and be interested in tackling complex challenges.
The following qualifications are mandatory
Desired additions to your profile
Our mission is to keep rethinking and innovating the provision and use of research data and information. In TIB’s Research and Development Department, you have the opportunity to further your scientific development in a dynamic and excellent research environment. We provide a scientifically and intellectually inspiring environment with an entrepreneurial mindset embedded in a leading technical university and one of the largest technical information centres being part of the Leibniz Association.
The research department at the TIB is relatively young and offers many opportunities. There is a close cooperation with the L3S Research Centre at Leibniz University Hannover, one of the world's leading research institutes in the field of Web & Data Science, within the Leibniz Joint Lab Data Science & Open Knowledge. The Learning and Skill Analytics Group focuses its activities on topics, which are fundamental to understand learning and educational processes in the 21st century. These topics are:
Last but not least, we attach great importance to an open and creative working atmosphere in which it is fun to work.
Furthermore, we offer
If you are interested, there is the possibility that we support you in a PhD project.
We look forward to receiving your application. To submit your application, please click here.
Paper applications are also possible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your complete application documents with the subject 63/2022 before December 03, 2022 addressed to
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Herrn Daniel Eilers
Welfengarten 1 B
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In the case of foreign university degrees, it is mandatory to submit a Statement of Comparability from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) for the final assessment of the hiring requirements during the hiring process. A fee will be charged for this. This obligation does not apply if the foreign university degree has already been assessed by an expert and is listed in the ANABIN database of the ZAB as an equivalent university degree.