Data Manager (f/m/d)

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research GmbH (www.leibniz-zmt.de) is an independent research and teaching institute that provides scientific knowledge for the protection and sustainable use of tropical coastal ecosystems. To this end, we work in an inter- and transdisciplinary manner with our partners in the tropics. The ZMT is a member of the Leibniz Association.

The Research Data Service at ZMT supports ZMT scientists and project partners in questions of research data management from planning to collecting, analyzing, publishing, and archiving of research data. The working group is (subject to release of funds) looking for a committed and experienced individual to join as soon as possible as a

Data Manager (50 %) (gn)

(Reference: 14-DigiZ)

Your tasks:

  • Creation and maintenance of metadata for the description and documentation of data (basic curation) in collaboration with ZMT scientists;
  • Processing, transformation into standard formats and quality control of marine data, data products and metadata in dialogue with submitting scientists and data publishers (e.g. PANGAEA);
  • Advising and training of ZMT scientists on research data management;
  • Participation in regular meetings of the working group and partners;
  • Supporting the group leader in the development and implementation of strategies and guidelines for effective research data management and in other projects.


  • Master’s degree in natural sciences, computer science, information science or a comparable discipline;
  • Experience in describing metadata and its use for the publication of scientific data;
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • High service orientation and customer friendliness;
  • Good written and spoken English skills.


  • Several years of professional experience in data curation and/or data management;
  • Familiarity with database technologies and database management systems;
  • Good programming skills, ideally in Python or R.

Further information:

For questions please contact Dr. Birte Hemmelskamp-Pfeiffer, email: birte.hemmelskamp-pfeiffer(at)leibniz-zmt.de

Details of position:

Salary will be paid according to the German TV-L (EG 13). The position is available for part-time (50 % of a full-time position) employment starting as soon as possible and is initially limited to two years. A permanent position is being sought. ZMT is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with a migration background are welcome. Persons with severe disabilities are given special consideration if they have the same professional and personal qualifications. The ZMT values its diverse workforce and pursues the goal of providing equal opportunity, which incorporates gender neutrality (gn). We will be happy to accept your documents without a photo.

We offer:

  • A challenging and varied job in an international, dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment
  • A motivated and committed team from different countries and cultures
  • An open and cooperative working atmosphere
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Interesting, varied and challenging tasks and family-friendly working conditions
  • Company pension plan (VBL)
  • Company health promotion and the opportunity to participate in company fitness with EGYM Wellpass

Submission of application:

Please submit your complete application documents (cover letter, CV, references, job references, certificates and attestations) by 31.07.2024 as a single pdf file with the reference number “14-DigiZ” to Ms. Carina Seemann, email: bewerbung(at)leibniz-zmt.de.

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Fahrenheitstraße 6, D-28359 Bremen.