Vacancy No. 297/2024

Staff member (f/m/d) for the development and implementation of novel data exploitation methods

- Post-Doc -

Job description

The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is intended to systematically develop, sustainably secure, and make accessible the data holdings of science and research. It is being established as a networked structure of consortia acting on their own initiative.

In NFDI-MatWerk, a reliable digital platform for the materials and nano sciences will be established, enabling the digital representation of materials data and specific metadata. Services for easy storage, share, search and analysis of data and metadata will be developed and made available to researchers. Furthermore, data from scientific groups distributed across Germany will be accessible via a knowledge graph-based infrastructure in such a way that fast and complex search queries and evaluations are possible.

In the department "Data Exploitation Methods" of the Scientific Computing Center (SCC), we develop innovative software solutions for an easy and user-friendly handling of research data for the NFDI.

Within NFDI-MatWerk you will:

  • bridge the gap between software developers for scientific research data and metadata management and materials science researchers
  • adapt the software, services and tools to the needs of materials science in an optimal way
  • create novel approaches to better analyze huge data collections
  • train and teach (guiding students)
  • publish and present your results in journals and at conferences
Personal qualification

Job requirements:

  • a university degree (Master) in mathematics, computer science, natural sciences or technology
  • possibly, a PhD
  • experience in the areas of software development and integration
  • desirably, you have experience in the field of technical data and metadata management
  • strategic, creative and goal-oriented thinking skills and a proactive approach to work, which you bring to a team that works in the same way
  • very good communication, presentation and publication skills in English language, possibly in German as well as

We offer you an exciting and varied job within an agile team as well as a wide range of training opportunities and flexible and family-friendly working time models. For more information about SCC as your new work home, please visit

We are looking forward to your application (Motivations letter / CV / Certificates)!


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Scientific Computing Center (SCC)

Starting date

sofort / asap

Contract duration

limited until September 30, 2026

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

Mr. Dr. Rainer Stotzka E-Mail: /


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 297/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Mr Meschar
phone: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.