[tdwg] GGBN Researcher/Software Developer Job Opening - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin

Dröge, Gabriele G.Droege at bgbm.org
Thu Jul 20 07:22:56 UTC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the job description for a Researcher/Software Developer for the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) below.  This 16 month term position will be located at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin.  Applications are due by August 7th 2017.  Please feel free to distribute this announcement as you see fit.  We very much look forward to adding another member to the GGBN team.


Freie Universität Berlin

ZE Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin

Researcher/Software Developer GGBN 2020

The Research Group Biodiversity Informatics (http://bgbm.org/en/biodiversity-inform<http://bgbm.org/en/biodiversity-informatics)>atics)<http://bgbm.org/en/biodiversity-informatics)> at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin has an opening for a Researcher/Software Developer - German federal salary level EG 13 TV‐L FU, 100% (Scientist/Senior Scientist).

1 September 2017 limited until 31 December 2018, project-linked funds

Job description

Evaluation and revision of the GGBN software architecture (http://www.ggbn.org). Evaluation and development of automated and semi-automated updating of the GGBN-Index (SOLR). Evaluation and development of data quality functions. Development of web-service interfaces between technical components of the GGBN platform.

The BGBM's “Research and Development Group Biodiversity Informatics and Scientific Information Systems” is a leading institution for biodiversity informatics research with numerous national and international projects (BMBF, DFG, BMU, EU). The interdisciplinary team consists of computer scientists, biologists, bioinformaticians, and engineers. Important research topics include information modelling and standardisation of Meta data, networking of primary biodiversity data, and taxonomic computing.


The candidate must have a university degree (Master/Diploma) in computer science, bioinformatics, or a similar scientific discipline.


·        Very good knowledge of indexing technologies (e.g. SOLR, Lucene).
·        Good knowledge of object‐oriented information modelling.
·        Very good knowledge of Java and PHP.
·        Experience with relevant frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, Maven, and Yii.
·        Very good English communication skills.
·        A familiarity with the relevant scientific biodiversity informatics data standards as well as experience with collaborating in a transnational development project is also advantageous.

Applications accompanied by cover letter, tabular CV, and proof of degree should be submitted by 7.8.2017 electronically by email (Ref. GGBN‐2020) to av-p[at]bgbm.org or in paper form by mail to

Freie Universität Berlin, Zentraleinrichtung Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin‐Dahlem, ‐ AV ‐, Ref. GGBN‐2020, Königin‐Luise‐Str. 6‐8, 14195 Berlin, Germany

The FUB adheres to the German disability guidelines and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women are especially encouraged.

With Warm Regards,

Katie Barker

Program Manager, Global Genome Initiative and Global Genome Biodiversity Network
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
MRC 106, PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013-7012
Tel: 202-633-2460
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