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Open Positions at 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!

NOMAD (Novel Materials Discovery) is the biggest data store in computational materials science, worldwide. We are now advancing the concepts towards materials synthesis, various experimental probes, and advanced theoretical approaches.

Join our team!

For the brand-new NOMAD HUB - NOMAD Data Center at HU Berlin, we are currently looking for several highly qualified and motivated colleagues at all levels, specifically:

Scientific Software Developers

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 
IT-affine Materials Scientists

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 
Administrative and Scientific Team Leaders

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
Scientific Project Manager

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
Project Assistant

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

What we offer

You will be working in a highly dynamic, international team that is centered at the NOMAD HUB at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, but closely connected with numerous groups all over Germany, and our partners worldwide.

At present, the team consists of 30 people, with backgrounds in software engineering, condensed-matter physics/chemistry, and materials science.

The positions are for up to five years with a perspective prolongation for 5 more years or even longer. The remuneration is based on the TV-L statutory salary scale.

Application process

Excited by the prospect of joining us? The official application process will begin soon and you will find the link to the official application page here. 

Please register here in advance to express your interest and to be informed about the further application process. This does not replace an official application!

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