Researcher / PostDoc (m / f / x) job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

AT TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Geosciences, the Chair of Geoinformatics offers a project position within the Projekt „NFDI4Earth – National Research Data Infrastructure for Earth System Sciences

Research associate / PostDoc (m / f / x)

Software architect for innovative research data infrastructures

(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to the salary group E 13 TV-L)

departure as soon as possible and limited until September 30, 2026. The employment period is governed by § 2 (2) of the Act on Fixed-Term Research Contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

The DFG-funded NFDI4Earth project is part of the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and addresses digital needs in Earth System Sciences. It provides researchers with FAIR, consistent and open access to all relevant data as well as innovative methods for research data management and collaborative data analysis. The project consortium is coordinated by TU Dresden and includes 58 partners from well-known national institutions in the field of Earth System Sciences. The advertised position is in the NFDI4Earth coordination office of the Chair of Geoinformatics, with close links to the TU Dresden Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) and the Support Center Research Data at TU Dresden.


  • scientific work on the needs analysis and design of the central web support services for NFDI4Earth, including the central knowledge base for the project (Knowledge Hub)
  • analysis of technical requirements and architectural project for central support services (such as NFDI4Earth OneStop4All, EduHub, etc.)
  • evaluation and implementation of appropriate software components in this regard and their transfer to operational use in NFDI4Earth
  • co-development of cooperation strategies for existing open source software frameworks and platforms
  • co-development of cooperation strategies, in particular for existing HPC and IT support structures with the aim of a sustainable functioning of NFDI4Earth services
  • Contribution to white papers, best practices, standards and documentation on the above concepts and implementations
  • documentation and communication of results within NFID4Earth and other relevant national research data infrastructures, as well as significant involvement in monitoring and reporting specifically on IT developments within the NFID4Earth consortium
  • participation in national and international networks on relevant NFDI4Earth topics, for example in the Research Data Alliance or the Open Geospatial Consortium
  • publication and presentation of project results in national and international journals and events


  • university degree (minimum Masters level) in the field of geoinformatics, computer science, or in a comparable engineering or natural sciences
  • preferably a relevant doctorate
  • very good knowledge / experience in data management, software development and distributed infrastructure
  • in-depth knowledge of existing software, repositories and infrastructures in the field of earth systems sciences
  • very good knowledge of technical and community standards for metadata, data and research data management and earth system science services
  • enjoys communicating and interacting with other scientists
  • a high degree of independence, commitment, flexibility and team spirit
  • very good knowledge of English

What we offer

Working at the Chair of Geoinformatics offers you an innovative, creative and solution-oriented work environment within a team of experts on the topics of the future of information infrastructures – in particular in the context of systems sciences. terrestrial and environmental applications. We offer a modern workplace as well as access to modern IT infrastructure and innovative services at TU Dresden University of International Excellence, with flexible working hours and a working and family living environment in Dresden , one of the most liveable cities in Germany. . Mobile work is made possible.

For more information and in case of questions, please contact Jörg Seegert ([email protected]).

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same goes for people with disabilities.

Please submit your complete application (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, digital copies of certificates and diplomas) by February 1, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the university’s central mail service applies), preferably via the SecureMail portal of TU Dresden as a single PDF document for [email protected] or by post to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften, Fachrichtung Geowissenschaften, Professur für Geoinformatik, Herrn Prof. Lars Bernard, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please only submit copies, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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