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[Met-jobs] New Job at MPI-M - W014

From "Letscher, Reiner" <>
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Date Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:44:00 +0000

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. In the project “EUDAT2020” funded by the European Commission, we are looking for a


Developer Data Workflows

(m/f, Ref. MPIM-W014)


The project EUDAT 2020 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 654065.


The MPI-M, in cooperation with national and international partner institutes, is using data infrastructures, which serve as exchange platforms and storage locations for data from climate model calculations – such data are used in international climate assessments like those of the IPCC.



In a cross-project manor you develop and support, for such use cases, web-based workflow components, which enable or assist our scientists to find, use and store scientific datasets in a coherent, easy-to-use way. Together with external partners from the EUDAT2020 you develop prototype software tools into a production state, and support the introduction and realization of processes for a sustainable treatment of research data.


Qualifications / experience

·         An academic degree in informatics, computer sciences or numerical geosciences

·         Good knowledge in software development using C, C++, Go, Java, Python and/or batch-scripting

·         Rich experience with unix / linux OS, tools for scripting and data management

·         Knowledge in more than two areas like Web-Frameworks / Web Services, High Performance Computing, Grid-Computing, virtualization techniques and/or distributed, esp. No-SQL data bases are sought for

·         Experience with workflow systems like Kepler, Taverna,--- is advantageous

·         Also a pro would be know-how in the administration of large scientific data sets, E.g. employing cloud technologies like hadoop or iRods

·         International travel required

·         Fluency in English is expected, plus fluency in one other EU language

·         Good Communication skills


Employment conditions

·         The position is offered for two years starting at January 1, 2016 or later.

·         Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions (TVoeD E 13/14), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service.

·         Our institute takes all measures to implement the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers regarding working conditions, transparent recruitment process based on merit and career development (in compliance with the Art.32 of the grant agreement with the European Commission).


Selection process
A selection panel will be established. The selection will follow the rules of the Code of Conduct for Researcher Recruitment ( codeOfConduct)
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientist and encourages them to apply. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.


Selection criteria

Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined for this project.


How to submit your application for this post
Please submit:
1)    A cover letter
2)    A detailed curriculum vitae
3)    The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two references 
by uploading the documents in our online Webtool:

Deadline for applying

This vacancy has been opened 15 October 2015. A first cut-off date for the collection of the applications is foreseen on 15 November 2015. If the position is not filled, this vacancy announcement will be re-published indicating a second cut-off date.


Further information on this position

For further information, please contact Reinhard Budich ( Do not forward your application to this email address, the applications need to be submitted through the online Webtool (see link above).


The EUDAT 2020 project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No 654065



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