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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Fac­ulty of Envir­on­mental Sci­ences - Depart­ment of Geosciences - Chair of Geoin­form­at­ics

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Research Asso­ci­ate / PostDoc (m/f/x)
Soft­ware Archi­tect for innov­at­ive Research Data Infra­struc­tures
(sub­ject to per­sonal qual­i­fic­a­tion employ­ees are remu­ner­ated accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)


At TU Dresden, Fac­ulty of Envir­on­mental Sci­ences, Depart­ment of Geosciences, the Chair of Geoin­form­at­ics offers a pro­ject pos­i­tion within the Pro­jekt „NFDI4Earth – Nationale 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 remu­ner­ated accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)

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

The DFG-fun­ded pro­ject NFDI4Earth is part of the Ger­man National Research Data Infra­struc­ture (NFDI) and deals with the digital needs within Earth sys­tem sci­ences. It provides research­ers with FAIR, coher­ent 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 the TU Dresden and com­prises 58 part­ners from well-known national insti­tu­tions in Earth Sys­tem Sci­ences. The advert­ised pos­i­tion belongs to the NFDI4Earth coordin­a­tion office at the Chair of Geoin­form­at­ics with strong links to the TU Dresden Cen­ter for Inform­a­tion Ser­vices and High-Per­form­ance Com­put­ing (ZIH) and the Sup­port Cen­ter Research Data at TU Dresden.

Working field:

  • sci­entific work on require­ments ana­lysis and con­cep­tion of the cent­ral web-based sup­port ser­vices for NFDI4Earth, includ­ing the cent­ral know­ledge base for the pro­ject (Know­ledge Hub)
  • tech­nical require­ments ana­lysis and archi­tec­ture draft for cent­ral sup­port ser­vices (such as the NFDI4Earth OneStop4All, the EduHub, etc.)
  • eval­u­ation and imple­ment­a­tion of suit­able soft­ware com­pon­ents in this regard and their trans­fer into oper­a­tional oper­a­tion in NFDI4Earth
  • co-devel­op­ment of cooper­a­tion strategies for exist­ing open source soft­ware frame­works and plat­forms
  • co-devel­op­ment of cooper­a­tion strategies espe­cially for exist­ing HPC and IT sup­port struc­tures with the aim of sus­tain­able oper­a­tion 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, e.g. in the Research Data Alli­ance or the Open Geo­spa­tial Con­sor­tium
  • pub­lic­a­tion and present­a­tion of the pro­ject res­ults in national and inter­na­tional journ­als and events


  • uni­versity degree (min­imum Mas­ter Level) in the field of Geoin­form­at­ics, Com­puter Sci­ence, or a com­par­able engin­eer­ing sci­ences or nat­ural sci­ences
  • prefer­ably a rel­ev­ant PhD
  • very good know­ledge/exper­i­ence in data man­age­ment, soft­ware devel­op­ment and dis­trib­uted infra­struc­tures
  • pro­found know­ledge of exist­ing soft­ware, repos­it­or­ies and infra­struc­tures in the field of earth sys­tems sci­ences
  • very good know­ledge of tech­nical stand­ards and com­munity stand­ards for metadata, data and ser­vices in research data man­age­ment and in earth sys­tem sci­ences
  • enjoy 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 innov­at­ive, cre­at­ive and solu­tion-ori­ented work­ing envir­on­ment in a team of experts on future-ori­ented top­ics of inform­a­tion infra­struc­tures - espe­cially in the con­text of earth sys­tem sci­ences and envir­on­mental applic­a­tions. We offer a mod­ern work­place as well as access to a mod­ern IT infra­struc­ture and innov­at­ive ser­vices at the inter­na­tion­ally engaged Uni­versity of Excel­lence TU Dresden, with flex­ible work­ing hours and a fam­ily-friendly work­ing and liv­ing envir­on­ment in Dresden, one of the most liv­able Ger­man cit­ies. Mobile work­ing is made pos­sible.
For fur­ther Inform­a­tion and in case of ques­tions please con­tact Jörg See­gert (

How to apply:

Applic­a­tions from women are par­tic­u­larly wel­come. The same applies to people with dis­ab­il­it­ies.

Please sub­mit your com­pre­hens­ive applic­a­tion (incl. let­ter of motiv­a­tion, cur­riculum vitae, pub­lic­a­tion list, digital cop­ies of cer­ti­fic­ates and dip­lo­mas) by Feb­ru­ary 1, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the uni­versity cent­ral mail ser­vice applies), prefer­ably via the TU Dresden Secure­Mail Portal as a single PDF doc­u­ment to or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fak­ultät Umweltwis­senschaften, Fachrich­tung Geowis­senschaften, Pro­fes­sur für Geoin­form­atik, Herrn Prof. Lars Bern­ard, Helm­holtz­str. 10, 01069 Dresden. Please sub­mit cop­ies only, as your applic­a­tion will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attend­ing inter­views can­not be reim­bursed.

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