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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty IV - Quality and Usability Lab

Research assistant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period

part-time employment may be possible

The Berlin University Alliance (BUA) is the joint association of four Berlin universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität of Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The four partners have joined forces to further develop the science landscape in Berlin.

The project “A Digital Research Space for the BUA” is a joint initiative of Technische Universität Berlin (Quality and Usability Lab; Open Distributed Systems Group) and Freie Universität Berlin (Human-Centered Computing Group) and is embedded in Objective 3 “advancing research quality and value” and Objective 5 “sharing resources” of the BUA.

The position is in the Open Distributed Systems Group of the Technical University of Berlin, which focuses on semantic technologies and knowledge graphs and is currently increasingly concerned with research data infrastructures. We focus on self-determined work in an interdisciplinary and international team; for this we offer open and flexible working conditions that promote scientific and personal exchange and are a prerequisite for first-class results.

Working field:

Within the project “A Digital Research Space for the BUA”, an open science platform for research data will be developed. The platform is intended to allow for the interactive search, exploration, visualization, and analysis of research data. It is further meant to demonstrate open science within concrete usage scenarios in the everyday work of researchers in various disciplines. The tasks include conception, design and development of this platform. Specificaly, it involves the implementation of a graphical user interface (for search, exploration, visualization, and analysis of research data), various basic functions, the connection to external data and knowledge sources, as well as the integration of existing components.

  • Conception, design and development of an open science platform for research data based on already existing components,
  • evaluation of relevant approaches and systems, and selection of suitable frameworks and technologies,
  • collaboration with regional, national, and international partners,
  • research in the areas of digitalization of science and research data infrastructures, with a special focus on Semantic Web, Linked Data and Knowledge Graphs,
  • regular presentation and publication of research results,
  • teaching in the open distributed systems group.

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We are looking for qualified and enthusiastic candidates with an affinity for data management and data analysis. Prior knowledge and hands-on expertise in the following areas is required:

  • Successfully completed university degree (master's, diploma or equivalent) in computer science, technical computer science (or a similar technical background),
  • language and writing skills in German or English,
  • good programming skills and safe handling of development tools (experience in Python and JavaScript, basic knowledge in Java),
  • experience in the development of web applications (ideally full stack) and knowledge of current web frameworks and web technologies,
  • fundamental knowledge of methods and algorithms for data search, exploration, visualization, and analysis,
  • basic understanding of natural Language processing,
  • basic understanding of the semantic web, linked data, and knowledge graphs.

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (one single pdf file, max. 5 MB) only via email to

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin – Die Präsidentin – Fakultät IV, Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme, FG Open Distributed Sytems, Prof. Dr. Hauswirth, Sekr. HFT 3, Einsteinufer 25, 10587 Berlin