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IT-Solutions Architect (f/m)

Advertising institute: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2014-115

The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) investigates the structure and function of the brain. The department INM-6 is conducting research in the field of Computational and Systems Neuroscience with currently four work groups and one Helmholtz Young Investigator Group (www.csn.fz-juelich.de). The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) as part of the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) offers high performance computing resources for scientific and technical applications which are among the most powerful in Europe and worldwide. The Simulation Lab Neuroscience at JSC is dedicated to enabling and supporting the Computational Neuroscience community in leveraging these resources for their research.

We are looking to recruit an

IT-Solutions Architect (f/m)

Your Job:

  • Design and development of web solutions
  • Implementation of web sites on the basis of open source solutions (e.g., WordPress/MediaWiki)
  • Integration of own and third-party components into the web sites
  • Writing of scripts/programs (e.g. in Python) in a neuroscience environment
  • Interaction with scientists to find the optimal solution for different situations
  • Proactive updates and creation of content for web sites in the field of neuroscientific simulation software
  • Creation of documentation of simulation of software in collaboration with scientists

The successful candidate will work half-time for INM-6 and the Simulation Lab Neuroscience at JSC, respectively.

Your Profile:

  • Completed training in mathematical-technical software development or Bachelor in the area of Computer Science or comparable qualification
  • Very good knowledge of the relevant web technologies: PHP, MySQL, (X)HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Experience with the administration of web servers under Linux (LAMP)
  • Experience with a common content management system (e.g., WordPress, MediaWiki, Typo3)
  • Good knowledge of shell and scripting languages like bash and Python
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Background in neuroscience or another natural science would be a plus
  • Interest in working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers with highest scientific standards

Our Offer:

  • A diverse range of activities in a creative, interdisciplinary, international team
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich offers an excellent scientific research infrastructure on a green campus close to Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen
  • Employment initially limited to 2 years but with possible longer-term perspective
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).


Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Contact P-E
Henning Eggert
Tel.:02461 61-9700


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