Developer for Semantic Search Portal (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID), Trier

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID) in Trier (Germany) is an internationally renowned research support organization in psychology and a member of the prestigious Leibniz Association.

To fulfill the ever-increasing research infrastructure needs expressed by researchers and psychology professionals, ZPID is in the process of a strategic expansion directed at meeting these needs to become psychology’s one-stop research service center. Current as well as future ZPID research areas and services are based on and guided by the values of open science and open innovation.

Join the growing ZPID team at the forefront of the open-science movement! Current opening:

Developer for Semantic Search Portal (m/f/d)

(salary group TV-L E 13, 100 %, limited for 4 years)

Preferred start date is November 1st, 2020 or later.

Duties and functions:

The successful applicant is expected to design and implement a semantic search portal PsychPorta as product owner, created in close collaboration with other information specialists at ZPID. PsychPorta will integrate bibliographic information from ZPID’s PSYNDEX database, as well as data from other bibliographic databases and several ZPID products (e.g. PsychArchives, PsychOpen CAMA, PsychOpen GOLD). Aim and scope is to create a data warehouse and interface to access all this information in one place and build a semantic view on the available information (e.g. papers, authors, research topics). The system will tightly integrate with knowledge graphs/ontologies.

The publication of results originating from your development and conceptual work will be expected.

You will collaborate closely with a team of computer scientists and information specialists and will participate in the full life cycle of development, including technical design of the whole system, coding, testing and rollout.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree or higher in computer science, software engineering or a related discipline
  • Solid understanding of knowledge modeling and knowledge graphs and associated software tools
  • Solid understanding of semantic technologies and standards, e.g. RDF, SKOS, SPARQL
  • Knowledge in search engine technology, e.g. Solr/Lucene, ElasticSearch, Jena or Virtuoso is a plus
  • Knowledge of relational database management systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL), experience with NoSQL databases is a plus
  • Independent working style
  • Project management skills
  • Good communications skills and the ability to explain technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Good command of written and spoken German and English

optional qualifications:

  • Fluency in Java (possibly relevant for search engine backend) is a plus
  • Fluency in PHP, CSS and JavaScript (web frontend technologies) is a plus
  • Knowledge of package management und code versioning (Git)
  • Basic proficiency with the Linux and Unix command line

For further information, please contact Roland Ramthun via rr(at)leibniz-psychology.org.

In order to apply, please register with our online portal here

and upload the following documents (until October 23, 2020):

Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria

  • CV
  • Relevant certificates of degree(s)
  • optional: Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of potential reference contacts

ZPID is committed to equal opportunities in employment and, in particular, to increasing the number of women in academic positions.

We comply with guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment. Among equally qualified applicants, candidates belonging to disadvantaged groups will be given preference. We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit Work & Family.

Please note that online applications will only be accepted until 10/23/2020 via the following URL: https://leibniz-psychology.jobbase.io/apply/l8x5plh1wzj6qx5jzc4q0vkapo8wlf0.