Developer in the field of scientific databases (m/f/d)

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The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH, Braunschweig offers the position for a

Developer in the field of scientific databases (m/f/d)

The position has a salary level up to TV-L 13 according to the qualification and is initially limited to 2 years with the perspective to become a permanent position. The position is offered as full time (39.8 hours per week).

BRENDA , BRaunschweig ENzyme DAtabase, established in 1987, is the most comprehensive and widely used enzyme information resource. BRENDA provides free access information on classified enzymes, their function, occurrence, genetic context, metabolic role, structure, and specificity. The datasets are used by thousands of scientists of all areas of life sciences worldwide as a basis for their research. As a part of the BRENDA team, your task will be the implementation of the new BRENDA website and the development of a new data update pipeline in close coordination with members of the BRENDA team, as well as developers from other teams at the DSMZ.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or a related field
  • Proficiency in web development, knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Experience in one or more object-oriented programming languages (Python, PHP, Java, C#, C++...), hands-on experience with Python is an asset
  • Knowledge of relational (SQL) or document-based databases (NoSQL e.g. MongoDB) or interest in becoming familiar with them
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Good knowledge of German and English
  • Knowledge in the administration of Linux server systems is an asset

We offer:

  • Room for your own ideas, to actively participate in the design of the project
  • A motivated team and a pleasant working atmosphere in a scientific area
  • Excellent scientific and technical infrastructure, including access to state-of-the-art computing clusters
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work partially from home
  • Continuing education and training
  • Participation in the selection of personal hardware
  • An employer certified according to audit berufundfamilie®, therefore flexible possibilities to combine work and family life.
  • 30 days of annual vacation, annual bonus, and company pension plan

The position is located in Braunschweig, and is not suitable for fully remote work.

About the DSMZ and new biodata infrastructure DSMZ Digital Diversity:

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures establishes an integrated suite of scientific databases of fundamental relevance for life sciences. The databases include BRENDA, SILVA, LPSN, BacDive and TYGS which are developed in a highly coordinated manner. A dedicated team of 22 scientists and software engineers creates a research data infrastructure which will significantly improve the access to curated and standardized biological data. The resulting data platform DSMZ Digital Diversity will provide an integrated resource and will allow to link and comprehensively analyze the different types of scientific data from all domains of life sciences. For more information visit .

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, such as age, gender, disability, sexual orientation/identity, and social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive work environment where all can realize their potential is important to the Leibniz Institute DSMZ.

The DSMZ is funded by the State of Lower Saxony and the German Federal government and is a member of the Leibniz Association. The DSMZ strives to increase the proportion of female scientists and encourages female candidates to apply. Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal qualifications will be preferentially selected. In the case of degrees obtained abroad, proof of equiva-lence with a German degree must be enclosed. For further information, please refer to the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB).

The DSMZ is an equal opportunity employer, supports balanced work-life career development, and holds the certificate of the audit berufundfamilie®.

For further information please contact Lorenz Reimer (lorenz.reimer(at) ) or the BRENDA team (team(at) ). Please send your complete application documents including a CV, motivation letter, summary of PhD thesis, copies of certificates and publication list with application number 09/24 as a single pdf file to bewerbung(at) (max 10 MB).

Applications are welcome in English or German and will be accepted on a rolling basis so early applicants are encouraged! The deadline for this application is 14.06.2024, but we may continue to review applications until the position is filled.

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