Research scientist in the field of Bioinformatics and Data Management

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IBG-2 – Pflanzenwissenschaften



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Job description:

Your Job:


You will be responsible for managing and operating interdisciplinary research projects in the framework of EPPN 2020, EMPHASIS and EOSC-Life aiming at enabling interoperability of plant data in the European scientific community. The concrete data management challenges of this position include: (i) structuring and standardizing data as basis for interoperability; (ii) preparing metadata in accordance with the FAIR principles; (iii) developing software capable of handling large volumes of scientific data, adapting itself to evolving data models, and enabling useful access in the form of a standard application programming interface (API) and a graphical user interface (GUI); (IV) developing strategies and data policies supporting the technical aspects of data interoperability. Your task will comprise the coordination and strategic scientific development of software tools (code generators) and frameworks for the generation and provision of installations of large, data integration platforms. You will to that end closely interact with an interdisciplinary group of scientists who generate very different data or use these data for their research activities, thus requiring interest and competences in cooperation with various stakeholders in Europe.


Your Profile:


A university degree in computer science or a natural scientific discipline with relevant and proven experience in the field of activity. Sound knowledge of and experience in bioinformatics and data management, especially in the design, development, and implementation of requirement-oriented, complex web applications, database applications, and storage technologies. Sound experience in the management of research projects, preferably in an international context. Knowledge of and experience in distributed computing and/or the parallelization of applications (e.g. workload managers, Pachyderm framework). Experience in programming languages and platforms (e.g. Node.js, R, Scala, Python, C/C++, Fortran). Experience in Linux administration, Shell, and particularly Docker. Experience in agile and test-driven development (e.g. Scrum). Knowledge of and preferably experience in distributed computing (MapReduce, Apache Spark, and particularly Pachyderm). Strong collaboration and communication skills, based on team-oriented working approach. Excellent skills in spoken and written English

Our Offer:


An interdisciplinary working environment with excellent facilities for bioinformatics, helping you to move your career forward The opportunity to become part of the national and international scientific community, enabling you to gain wide visibility and reputation on a global level The opportunity to help a growing scientific community in Europe to grow and mature on a high scientific level A comprehensive training programme for your further professional development An exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen Flexible working hours and wide-ranging opportunities for a healthy work–life balance Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

For more information, please visit our Websitehttp://www.fz-juelich.de/ibg/ibg-2/EN/Home/home_node.htmlForschungszentrum Jülich would like to employ more staff in this area. We are therefore particularly interested in women`s applications. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019-168

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