IT application developer or technical data analyst (m/f/x)

Updated: about 1 month ago

For the Department of Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture of IGB in Berlin-Friedrichshagen at Lake Müggelsee we are inviting applications for the position of IT application developer or technical data analyst for an immediate start.

We conduct research in fish ecology and evolution and share scientific knowledge with practioners and the public in addition to the scientific community. Our projects involve observations and experiments in the laboratory, lakes, rivers, and coastal areas. We collaborate with colleagues across IGB in newly established Competence and Technology Centers (CTPs). IGB is the largest German research center dedicated entirely to inland waters and located in Berlin-Friedrichshagen on Lake Müggelsee. The institute is part of the Leibniz Association and receives core funding from Germany’s government and the federal states.

Your tasks

  • Development, maintenance, and optimization of fish detection technologies based on ultrasound and video/camera systems in lab and field settings
  • Integration of detection data with other spatial data
  • Development of error correction algorithms
  • Establishment and maintenance of database systems for archiving spatial data
  • Development of AI-assisted image analysis and maintenance of database systems for data from various imaging devices, including FlowCams for the analysis of phyto- and zooplankton
  • Data analysis, processing, and visualization for presentation, publications, and public relations

Your profile

  • University degree in computer science, an appropriate field of engineering such as electrical engineering, biomathematics, operations research, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., C++, Python, C Sharp)
  • Knowledge of database management (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Independent, structured, and deadline-oriented work approach
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Driver's license and willingness to engage in fieldwork

Advantageous are:

  • Experience with the processing of spatial data (e.g., GIS) and statistical software applications (e.g., R, Matlab)
  • Experience with biotelemetric applications on fish or animals in the wild
  • Experience with image analyses

Our offer

We offer an interesting position in an international and dynamic scientific environment. We foster flat hierarchies and active participation. We allow maximum individual freedom, enabling everyone to develop and use their creativity to the best of their abilities.

You will be paid according to the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund) and benefit from flexible working hours, a 39-hour work week, 30 days of vacation, a company pension scheme and a subsidy for public transportation. The contract is initially limited to two years with the option of permanent employment. The salary class will be based on qualifications and assigned duties, up to pay grade of EG 11.

We foster your career development by providing qualification and training opportunities. We actively support the reconciliation of work and family life .

The IGB is committed to diversity . We welcome every qualified application, regardless of sex and gender, origin, nationality, religion, belief, health and disabilities, age or sexual orientation. IGB is committed to increasing the number of women in this field, therefore applications from women are particularly welcome. Disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

Are you interested?

We look forward to receiving your application by 09.06.2024 with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, certificates/ references). Please state the job reference number12/2024 and apply exclusively via our recruitment platform at .

Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. Jens Krause by phone (+49 30 64181-610) or by e-mail (jens.krause(at) ).

"Research for the future of our freshwaters" is the mission of IGB – Germany’s largest and one of the leading international centres for freshwater research. In order to investigate different aspects of freshwater ecosystems, their biota and societal relevance, we unit a wide range of disciplines and understand research as a joint effort. With more than 350 employees and guests from all over the world, we conduct research at five locations in Berlin and at Lake Stechlin (Brandenburg). IGB is part of the German Leibniz Association and the Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V.

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