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Scientist (f/m/d)
Software Development

Organizational unit

Institute for Biological and Chemical Systems - Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS)

Job description

As part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) for Chemistry (NFDI4Chem), we offer several positions for (web-)developers as well as data- and information science experts to work on a FAIR research data management (RDM) infrastructure for the chemistry community in Germany and beyond.

You will work in a team of service and software developers to develop software in the NFDI4Chem in close contact to scientists and the data center at KIT. The working group currently consists of different developers with focus on cheminformatics and information science and will be extended to a larger group due to the exciting challenges of digitalization of scientific work. Current planned topics deal with the improvement and extension of our Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and the repository for research data, the development of new information systems in a Smart Lab, and the implementation of data viewers. The development team is involved in several projects with national and international visibility (Chemotion ELN, Chemotion repository;
The aims and tasks of your work are:
• The development of software for the establishment and improvement of smart labs and repositories
• Code management using e.g. GitLab and GitHub
• Bug Fixing and the work on user requests concerning the designed software
• Documentation of the developments

Starting date


Personal qualification

Requirements for the position are a finished university education (master/diploma) in informatics, computer sciences, engineering or natural sciences and very good programming skills. Several years of experience in software development are required. Skills in modern programming languages such as JavaScript, Ruby, PHP or Python, and experience with databases (SQL or NoSQL) and filesystems are desired. Applicants should be fast in learning new programming languages and enthusiastic in the work on new tasks.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration

1 year

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Nicole Jung, phone 0721 608-24697, email:

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 209/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 209/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Ms Kaiser
Phone: +49 721 608-22438,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany