The Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany, offers a position as Bioinformatician / Research Software Engineer (m/f/d) in full time. The position is not suitable for part-time work. The position is part of the NFDI4Microbiota project (https://nfdi4microbiota.de/) and is initially limited to 3 years. In case of positive evaluation, this position can be extended accordingly. The salary-level is based on pay group E 13 TV-L.
Background: As part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI, ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfdi.de%2F)&module=jobs&id=54030" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.nfdi.de/), NFDI4Microbiota is being developed as a central hub in Germany that supports the microbiology research community with access to data, analytical services, standards, training and education. The mission is to help microbiology researchers translate research data into a better understanding of microbial species and their interactions at molecular level.
"Is the bacterium in my lab the same bacterium as in the database?".
Microbiological research lacks unique, persistent identifiers (PIDs) for microbial strains, such as the existing ones for researchers (ORCID), publications (DOI) or sequences in databases (INSDC). Instead, bacteria are identified by sometimes highly redundant designations. The task is to build a new database starting from existing identifiers such as those used in strain collections or sequence databases. The database will act as a data warehouse, collecting information from different sources, bringing it together in a structured way, and thereby enabling information from different sources to be easily linked. This new database will be closely connected to already established databases at the DSMZ (BacDive and LPSN), but also to external databases such as the large sequence databases. Furthermore, as a service of NFDI4Microbiota, this database will be integrated into a central web platform.
Successfully completed studies in computer science, natural sciences or information sciences
Experience in web and database development, knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and PHP
Knowledge of version control systems (Git) and bug trackers
Fluent in English
Good German language skills are beneficial
Basic Linux knowledge is desirable
Interest in interdisciplinary work
Direct involvement in the (re)design of databases
Plenty of room for creativity & challenging topics
An interdisciplinary working environment with frequent exchange of experiences
A motivated team and a pleasant working atmosphere in a scientific environment
Participation in the selection of personal hardware
Opportunities for further education and training
A company certified according to audit berufundfamilie®, therefore flexible possibilities to combine work and family life
Contact and Address
Please send your informative written application, preferably electronically as a coherent PDF file (max. 5 MB), quoting the reference number 27/21 to: bewerbungdsmz.de or to
Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH Personalabteilung Inhoffenstraße 7B 38124 Braunschweig
For further information please contact Dr. Lorenz Reimer (Mail lorenz.reimerdsmz.de , Tel. 0531-2616-311).