Computer Scientist (f/m/d)

Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics (LZI), Wadern

Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics,

seeks to hire as from now

Computer Scientist (f/m/d), full-time or part-time, TV-L E11 to E13

Schloss Dagstuhl is the internationally renowned provider of research infrastructure for computer scientists. One important part of this is the dblp computer science bibliography which aggregates data about publications in computer science and related fields and makes it openly available to the international research community. Since its inception in 1993, dblp has become the world’s most comprehensive open collection of bibliographic metadata and research knowledge graph for computer scientists. We are looking for a highly motivated person who wants to help us in the future development of dblp.

You will work with our team and two national partners (GESIS in Cologne and Ulm University) as part of the DFG funded project SmartER Affiliations. You will coordinate the addition of affiliation data (i.e., the relation of researchers to their institutions) into our established workflow. To this goal you will, in collaboration with our partners, create tools for cleaning and matching of affiliation data and their integration into our production service. You will devise means of proper data storage and exchange via open APIs. As part of the project you will extensively work with heterogeneous bibliographic collections, ensure data compatibility, and enable data reuse. With our team and our partners, you will explore how affiliation data can be used to improve dblp. This includes adapting our existing data quality tools to the newly available data. Your work will have a direct impact on the usefulness of dblp for the international computer science community.

This position is initially limited to three years. The opportunity to qualify yourself for a doctorate within the scope of the job is given (provided proper qualifications), but not a requirement. Payment and social benefits are provided in alignment with TV-L E11 to E13, according to qualification. The position is located in Trier but can be done partially or fully remote, provided you reside in Germany.

We offer

  • being part of a unique, internationally renowned, non-profit research infrastructure
  • working with top international computer science research
  • pleasant working atmosphere in a small team
  • diversified job activities with plenty of room for your ideas and creativity
  • home office opportunities and flexible, family-friendly working conditions, as certified by the audit berufundfamilie
We expect from you
  • a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field
  • competence in team-oriented software development (preferably Java, Git) and a familiarity with Linux
  • a high level of commitment to dive deep into the specifics of our infrastructure, existing software, and our data model
  • ability and willingness to document the results of your work
  • experience with bibliographic data and related protocols is a plus
  • initiative, autonomy, and creativity with respect to problem solving
  • very good written and spoken English, and outstanding team skills

Schloss Dagstuhl is committed to equal opportunity and a diverse workplace. We explicitly encourage female and diverse candidates to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons or persons with equivalent disabilities are expressly encouraged.

Please contact stelle-0904(at)dagstuhl.de should you have any questions. To apply, please send your application to the above email address as a single PDF file consisting of:

  • a cover letter stating your motivation to join our team
  • your CV
  • certificates of relevant higher education degrees
  • name, affiliation, and email address of at most three professional references we may contact