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Tech­ni­sche Infor­ma­ti­ons­bi­blio­thek (TIB) - Pro­gram Area C, Rese­arch and Devel­op­ment

TIB, being part of the Leib­niz Rese­arch Asso­ci­ation, is with around 550 employ­ees one of the lar­gest tech­nical inform­a­tion cen­tres in Ger­many, hav­ing three main func­tions:

1. Act­ing in the capa­city of the Leib­niz Inform­a­tion Centre for Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy, our for­ward-look­ing ser­vices secure the infra­struc­tural require­ments for pro­vid­ing rese­arch­ers in sci­ence and indus­try with high-qual­ity inform­a­tion and lit­er­at­ure.
2. Car­ry­ing out cut­ting edge rese­arch to fur­ther expand TIB’s role as a Ger­man inform­a­tion centre for the digit­iz­a­tion of sci­ence and tech­no­logy.
3. Offer lib­rary ser­vices for the Leib­niz Uni­ver­sity Han­nover.

Sci­ent­i­fic Soft­ware Engin­eer (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

The Natio­nal Rese­arch Data Infra­struc­ture (NFDI) is an out­stand­ing infra­struc­ture ini­ti­at­ive for the sci­ence com­munit­ies in Ger­many with the aim to har­ness the great poten­tial of Rese­arch Data as a valu­able resource for sci­ence and rese­arch. Since Octo­ber 1st 2020, the first round of NFDI con­sor­tia is fun­ded for a period of five years, with the option of a five-year exten­sion. TIB will play a key role in shap­ing the NFDI from the very begin­ning.

You will work in a team to build a natio­nal rese­arch data infra­struc­ture for chem­istry in Ger­many (NFDI4Chem). NFDI4Chem will be a dis­trib­uted infra­struc­ture pro­ject with more than 30 FTE from IT and sci­ence and oper­ates in the wider con­text of the NFDI in col­lab­or­a­tion with even­tu­ally 29 fur­ther con­sor­tia from all areas of sci­ence. A detailed pro­ject descrip­tion of NFDI4Chem can be found at

Your chal­lenge
The vis­ion of NFDI4Chem is the digit­al­isa­tion of all key steps in chem­ical rese­arch to sup­port sci­ent­ists in their efforts to col­lect, store, pro­cess, ana­lyse, dis­close and re-use rese­arch data. This over­all goal is add­res­sed by sev­eral task areas (TAs). You will be assi­gned to TA6 Syn­er­gies, which is respons­ible for the coor­din­a­tion of the cross-cut­ting top­ics wit­hin the NFDI, includ­ing cross-domain meta­data stand­ards, seman­tic data annota­tion and cross-domain map­ping of onto­lo­gies, as well as the pro­vi­sion of ter­min­o­logy ser­vices. You will work clo­sely tog­e­ther with deve­lo­pers, sci­ent­ists and infra­struc­ture experts from over 25 uni­ver­sity and non-uni­ver­sity rese­arch insti­tu­tions in a dyna­mic and inspir­ing envir­on­ment. A spe­cial focus will be on the col­lab­or­a­tion with TA3 Repos­it­or­ies and TA4 Stand­ards.

Your tasks will focus on
  • Devel­op­ment of a data por­tal for the vir­tual envir­on­ment of fed­er­ated NFDI4Chem repos­it­or­ies and pro­vi­sion of an integ­rated view of the data sets archi­ved by these repos­it­or­ies
  • Seman­tic link­ing of data cata­logues and repos­it­or­ies, based on an extend­able and adapt­able vocab­u­lary frame­work
  • Devel­op­ment of a meta­data har­vest­ing of repos­it­or­ies in NFDI4Chem tak­ing into account dif­fer­ent data and meta­data stand­ards, APIs, file for­mats, license inform­a­tion, archiv­ing and pub­lic­a­tion gui­de­li­nes and terms of re-use


You are equally exper­i­enced in fron­tend and backend devel­op­ment. Your com­pet­ence is roo­ted in web soft­ware engin­eer­ing, but you are also famil­iar with API design and data­bases. You should be able to think cre­at­ively, grasp new know­ledge quickly, be able to design and deve­lop innov­at­ive soft­ware sys­tems and be inter­ested in mas­ter­ing com­plex chal­len­ges.

The fol­low­ing qual­i­fic­a­tions are man­dat­ory
  • Suc­cess­fully com­ple­ted uni­ver­sity degree (Mas­ter’s degree or equi­val­ent) in Che­min­form­at­ics, Bioin­form­at­ics, Com­puter Sci­ence or a rela­ted field
  • First rel­ev­ant pro­fes­sio­nal exper­i­ence, espe­cially pro­ven skills in soft­ware devel­op­ment in a team
  • Pro­fi­ciency in spo­ken and writ­ten Eng­lish
  • Excel­lent, doc­u­men­ted pro­fi­ciency in mod­ern pro­gram­ming lan­guages (esp. Java, JavaS­cript, Python) and mod­ern soft­ware engin­eer­ing meth­od­o­lo­gies (esp. agile meth­ods, Dev­Ops, CI/CD)
  • Work­ing know­ledge in the devel­op­ment and use of web ser­vices (REST APIs, SOAP)
  • Exper­i­ence with core seman­tic tech­no­lo­gies (RDF, OWL, SPARQL)
  • Exper­i­ence with graph data­bases (neo4j)

Desi­red addi­tions to your pro­file
  • Exper­i­ence in devel­op­ment of con­trol­led vocab­u­lar­ies and clas­si­fic­a­tions is a plus.
  • Famili­ar­ity and inte­rest in sci­ent­i­fic data and meta-data man­age­ment
  • Famili­ar­ity in Nat­ural Lan­guage Pro­ces­sing, Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence, Data Ana­lyt­ics or Digi­tal Lib­rar­ies is an asset.
  • Know­ledge of Rese­arch Data Man­age­ment Tools and Ser­vices
  • Pro­fi­ciency in Ger­man is a plus.

What we of­fer:

The Tech­nis­che Inform­a­tions­bib­lio­thek (TIB) – Leib­niz Inform­a­tion Centre for Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy – is look­ing to employ a

Sci­ent­i­fic Soft­ware Engin­eer (m/f/d)

to join the Lab Lin­ked Sci­ent­i­fic Know­ledge at the earli­est pos­sible oppor­tun­ity.

The pos­i­tion is ini­tially lim­ited to 3 years with envi­sio­ned exten­sion in the con­text of NFDI. The reg­u­lar wee­kly work­ing time is 39.8 hours (full-time). The pos­i­tion is only suit­able for part-time work to a lim­ited extent. The remu­ner­a­tion is based on pay scale group 13 TV-L.

The Lab Lin­ked Sci­ent­i­fic Know­ledge is embed­ded into the Rese­arch Group Data Sci­ence & Digi­tal Lib­rar­ies. TIB’s Rese­arch and Devel­op­ment Depart­ment offers a sci­en­tific­ally and intel­lec­tu­ally inspir­ing work envir­on­ment with an entre­pren­eur­ial mind­set embed­ded in a lead­ing tech­nical uni­ver­sity and one of the lar­gest tech­nical inform­a­tion cen­tres being part of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation.

The rese­arch depart­ment at the TIB is rel­at­ively young and offers many oppor­tun­it­ies. It is our vis­ion to rethink the rep­res­ent­a­tion and pro­vi­sion of data and inform­a­tion and to organ­ize them in an Open Rese­arch Know­ledge Graph (ORKG) in the future. There is a close coo­per­a­tion with the L3S Rese­arch Centre at Leib­niz Uni­ver­sity Han­nover, one of the world's lead­ing rese­arch insti­tutes in the field of Web & Data Sci­ence, wit­hin the Leib­niz Joint Lab Data Sci­ence & Open Know­ledge.

Last but not least, we attach great import­ance to an open and cre­at­ive work­ing atmo­sphere in which it is fun to work.

Fur­ther­more, we offer
  • Fund­ing for neces­sary equip­ment, con­fer­ence and rese­arch visit tra­vel
  • Can­did­ates will work in the con­text of a natio­nal rese­arch and innov­a­tion pro­ject
  • A port­fo­lio of tech­no­logy com­pon­ents to build on, includ­ing ORKG, Open­Re­, TIB AV-Por­tal, DBpe­ and other
  • A mod­ern work­place in a cent­ral loc­a­tion of Han­over with a col­legial, attract­ive and ver­sat­ile work­ing envir­on­ment
  • Com­pre­hens­ive and intens­ive train­ing in an inter­est­ing, var­ied and future-ori­ented field of activ­ity
  • Flex­ible work­ing hours (flexi­time) as well as offers for recon­cil­ing work and fam­ily life such as mobile work
  • An employer with a wide range of inter­nal and exter­nal fur­ther edu­ca­tion and train­ing meas­ures, work­place health pro­mo­tion and a sup­ple­ment­ary pen­sion scheme for the pub­lic sec­tor (VBL)
  • Dis­count for employ­ees in the can­te­ens of the Stu­den­ten­werk Han­nover as well as the pos­sib­il­ity to use the vari­ous offers of the Uni­ver­sity Sports Han­nover
  • A job in the pub­lic ser­vice with a salary in pay scale group 13 TV-L accord­ing to the pro­vi­sions of the col­lect­ive agree­ment for the pub­lic ser­vice in Ger­many (TV-L), includ­ing a spe­cial annual pay­ment and 30 days of vaca­tion per year

If you are inter­ested, ques­tions regard­ing the pos­i­tion can be add­res­sed to Dr. Oli­ver Koep­ler, head of the Lab Lin­ked Sci­ent­i­fic Know­ledge by mail at

How to ap­ply:

We look for­ward to receiv­ing your applic­a­tion. To sub­mit your applic­a­tion, please use the online applic­a­tion form on our homepage at

Paper applic­a­tions are also pos­sible on an equal basis. In this case, please send your com­plete applic­a­tion doc­u­ments with the sub­ject 41/2021 before July 4, 2021 addressed to the given address or altern­at­ively as a single PDF doc­u­ment file to For applic­a­tions in digital from, please send a PDF file with a max­imum size of 10 MB.

TIB is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer, provid­ing ideal work­ing con­di­tions, and con­tinu­ously tak­ing action to enable its employ­ees to com­bine career interests with fam­ily life.

Severely dis­abled can­did­ates with com­par­able qual­i­fic­a­tions will be given pref­er­en­tial treat­ment. We wel­come applic­a­tions from all nation­al­it­ies.

Please note that your applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will not be returned and applic­a­tion and travel costs can­not be reim­bursed.

Please indic­ate in the sub­ject line of your applic­a­tion through which job board you became aware of our offer.