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Open Positions at FAIRmat and the NOMAD Data Center at HU Berlin

Would you like to shape what the future of materials science will look like? Become part of the NOMAD team as data or condensed-matter scientist or master / PhD student!

Join our team!

FAIRmat and the brand-new NOMAD HUB - NOMAD Data Center at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin are seeking several highly qualified and motivated colleagues to join the dynamic NOMAD team towards shaping the future of materials science! we are currently looking for several highly qualified and motivated colleagues at all levels, specifically:

Scientific Software Developers - Reference DR/089/21

Assignment:

  • Work in the cross-functional development team of the NOMAD HUB (NOMAD Data Center at HU Berlin)
  • Contribute along the full software development lifecycle from requirement analysis, specification, to implementation, testing, versioning, deployment, release and change management, as well as user support
  • Be responsible for development tasks independent as well as in a team
  • Be always available for helping project members in an agile environment
  • Expect travel to meetings, and code-camps around Germany and longer stays at partner institutions
  • Represent the project at (inter)national workshops and conferences

Requirements:

  • Completed academic degree (master or similar) in computer science, physics, materials science, or another relevant field
  • Expert knowledge in object-oriented python programming, data modeling, and workflows
  • Experience with Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, and related virtualisation technologies, as well as git, CI/CD, GUI, and UX development tools and technologies
  • Experience with Database applications (ideally with MongoDB and Elasticsearch), Task-Queues (e.g. Celery, RabbitMQ)
  • Knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS, and REST API development (e.g. Python Flask and Fastapi) and experience in web-based frontend development (e.g. React and Material-UI)
  • Experience with data visualization and scientific workflows
  • Professional experience in development projects or in-depth domain-specific knowledge of materials science (synthesis, experiment, or theory)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Being a team player 

See also: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/

IT-affine Materials Scientists - Reference DR/088/21

Assignment:

  • Work in the cross-functional development team of the NOMAD HUB (NOMAD Data Center at HU Berlin)
  • Contribute along the full software development lifecycle from requirement analysis, specification, to implementation, testing, versioning, deployment, release and change management, as well as user support
  • Be responsible for development tasks independent as well as in a team
  • Be always available for helping project members in an agile environment
  • Expect travel to meetings, and code-camps around Germany and longer stays at partner institutions
  • Represent the project at (inter)national workshops, conferences, and in scientific publications

Requirements:

  • Completed academic degree (master or similar) in physics, materials or computer science, or another relevant field
  • Expert knowledge in object-oriented python programming, data modeling, and workflows
  • Experience with Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, and related virtualisation technologies, as well as git, CI/CD, GUI, and UX development tools and technologies; experience with Database applications (ideally with MongoDB and Elasticsearch), Task-Queues (e.g. Celery, RabbitMQ)
  • Knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS, and REST API development (e.g. Python Flask and Fastapi) and experience in web-based frontend development (e.g. React and Material-UI)
  • Experience with data visualization and scientific workflows
  • In-depth domain-specific knowledge of materials science (synthesis, experiment, or theory)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Being a team player 

See also: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/

Administrative and Scientific Team Leaders - Reference DR/090/21

Assignment:

  • Coordinate one of the project teams in the NOMAD HUB (NOMAD Data Center at HU Berlin)
  • Lead a small cross-functional team
  • Be responsible for setting up and delivering internal milestones, providing regular progress reports
  • Represent the project at national and international conferences, workshops, and in scientific publications
  • Frequently travel and coordinate activities with partner institutions
  • Occasionally work at different project partners

Requirements:

  • Master or PhD degree in physics, material or computer science, or another relevant field
  • Proven experience in collaborative multi-disciplinary, and multi-institute projects
  • Expert knowledge in project administration or object-oriented programming, and data modeling
  • Experience with Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, and related virtualization technologies
  • Knowledge of Python, Javascript, API development, and experience in web-based frontend development is desirable
  • Experience with data visualization and scientific workflows or being involved in Research Data activities following FAIR principles
  • Experience in agile and/or matrix project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Leadership skills and being a team player are a must

See also: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/

Scientific Project Manager - Reference DR/091/21

Assignment:

  • Lead multiple interdisciplinary teams
  • Assistance in all areas of the project, including software developments for synthesis, theory and experimental data management, as well as digital infrastructure
  • Responsible for setting up and delivering internal milestones, providing regular progress reports
  • Represent the project in national and international conferences, workshops and scientific publications
  • Frequently travel and coordinate activities with partner institutes
  • Contribute to third-party funding acquisition

Requirements:

  • PhD degree in physics, materials or computer science, or another relevant field
  • Proven experience in collaborative multi-disciplinary, and multi-institute projects
  • Knowledge in data modeling, migration, and object-oriented programming
  • Knowledge in data infrastructures and virtualization technologies
  • Interests in modern big-data solutions including machine learning
  • Experience with research-data activities following FAIR principles
  • Experience in agile and/or matrix project management
  • Outstanding leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Being a team player

See also: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/

Project Assistant - Reference DR/092/21

Aufgabengebiet:

  • Sekretariats-, Verwaltungs-, und Kommunikationsaufgaben (vorwiegend in englischer Sprache)
  • Verwaltung von Drittmitteln, insb. bei Personalangelegenheiten, Dienstreisen und Beschaffungen
  • Organisation und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen

Anforderungen:

  • Abgeschlossene Ausbildung in einem Verwaltungsberuf bzw. vergleichbare Kenntnisse
  • Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Organisation, Verwaltung, Finanzen und Personal
  • Kenntnisse der einschlägigen HU-internen Regelungen und Verfahren
  • Kenntnis der Universitätsstrukturen
  • Beherrschung der gängigen Office-Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) sowie der modernen Büro- und Informationstechniken (E-Mail, WWW)
  • Kenntnisse im Umgang mit Layoutsoftware zur Gestaltung von Internetseiten
  • Datenschutzrechtliche Kenntnisse im Umgang mit personenbezogenen Daten
  • Sichere Beherrschung der deutschen Sprache
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Grundkenntnisse im Haushaltsrecht
  • Kenntnisse im Bereich der Drittmittelbewirtschaftung
  • Kenntnisse im Bereich Beschaffung
  • Organisationsgeschick
  • Kommunikationsfähigkeit
  • Belastbarkeit
  • Teamfähigkeit und soziale Kompetenz

See also: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/

What we offer

A stimulating, multidisciplinary working environment, a pay scale classification (TV-L) up to wage group E 15, ample development opportunities, and flexible working hours. The majority of the team will be based at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, but may spend time in partner groups all over Germany. The positions are for 5 years with a perspective towards prolongation. 

You will work at the FAIRmat headquarters, the brand-new NOMAD Data Center at HU Berlin. The NOMAD - Novel Materials Discovery Laboratory is the biggest data store in computational materials science, worldwide. FAIRmat is advancing its data infrastructure towards materials synthesis, experimental physics, theory, and data processing workflows. The new digital infrastructure and cloud services, based on leading edge IT technologies supports Open Data and Open Science towards data-centric materials science involving Artificial Intelligence.

Who we are

FAIRmat stands for FAIR Data Infrastructure for Condensed-Matter Physics and the Chemical Physics of Solids. FAIRmat is a consortium of the National Research Data Infrastructure NFDI, which is building a FAIR data infrastructure for materials science and related research areas. The NOMAD HUB - NOMAD Data Center at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is the FAIRmat headquaters. NOMAD Novel Materials Discovery Laboratory is the biggest data store in computational materials science, worldwide. We are currently advancing its data infrastructure towards materials synthesis, experimental physics, theory, and data processing workflows. The new digital infrastructure and cloud services based on leading-edge IT technologies supports Open Data and Open Science towards data-centric materials science involving Artificial Intelligence.

Application process

Excited by the prospect of joining us? Send us your application (single pdf containing your motivation letter, cv, certificates, and 3 references) via our contact form or by e-mail to Victoria Coors (victoria.coors@physik.hu-berlin.de). It is essential to state the reference number!

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