[tdwg-content] Open position: GGBN / BGBM Biodiversity Informatics Research Group

Dröge, Gabriele G.Droege at bgbm.org
Mon Oct 9 07:42:02 UTC 2017

*Apologies for cross-posting*

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-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).

Duration: 18 months

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 23.10.2017 electronically by email (Ref. GGBN-2020) to av-p at bgbm.org<mailto:av-p at bgbm.org<mailto:av-p at bgbm.org%3cmailto: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.

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