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Reference number: 2019-061


The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich operates one of the most powerful supercomputer infrastructures for scientific and technical applications in Europe and grants scientists in Germany and Europe access to these
resources for their research. The department of Federated Systems and Data at JSC develops software for data analysis, data management and workflow management on distributed data and computer systems. The research group Earth System Data
Exploration applies these tools to develop new analysis methods for Earth System data with a focus on Deep Machine Learning.
Specifically, the partners in the research project DeepRain develop new deep learning strategies for improving local scale precipitation forecasts based on data from numerical weather prediction models and radar observations. This involves the processing of data volumes of several hundred terabytes, thus requiring a professional management of the data storage and workflows.

Strengthen our team as soon as possible as

Data Manager in the field of earth system data

Your Job:

  • Planning of the data transfer from the German Weather Service to the Research Centre Jülich
  • Design and realisation of data storage and use concepts
  • Optimisation of data staging on and between the high performance compute systems of JSC
  • Exploration of new concepts and softwaretools for managing data and monitoring data flow
  • Development and implementation of software tools for cataloging and extraction of data subsets
  • Support team members in research data management and in the performance optimisation of data staging
  • Support the team in the education of master and doctoral students in the area of research data management
  • Representation of the team at relevant national and international fora on questions of research data management
  • Support the operation of data services in the Federated Systems and Data division of JSC

Your Profile:

  • bachelor degree (or higher) from a university with internationally accepted quality standards in data management, data science, software engineering, or computer science or master degree (or higher) in mathematics or natural science and proven experience in research data management
  • We prefer applicants with experience in the management of large scientific data sets and/or experience with high performance computer systems
  • Experience in software development with Python, C++, or R
  • Knowledge oft he Unix operating system
  • Willingness to cooperate with ESDE team members and to assume an active role in national and international fora on research data management
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art software development tools (e.g. git, virtualenv)

Our Offer:

  • Opportunity to work on interesting research questions with high societal relevance in an open and dedicated team
  • Excellent research and computing infrastructures in one of Europe’s largest research facilities
  • International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere

  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • 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 particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 31.03.2019, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-061:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.