Vacancy No. 488/2021

Research Software Engineer (f/m/d)

Computer Science, cheminformatics or engineering

Job description

We are looking for a research software engineer to support the NFDI4Chem ( team at KIT. Your work includes software development of Smartlab applications and tools (e.g. electronic laboratory notebooks, short ELN) as well as the extension of existing subject-specific repositories with new functions. Furthermore, you will contribute to the development of interfaces for the integration of various repositories and tools in chemistry, fostering FAIR research data management (RDM). You will be part of a team that takes responsibility to distribute the developed software and to orchestrate instances with technologies such as docker, kubernetes etc. You will also contribute to the documentation of all developed systems.

You work in an interdisciplinary team together with skilled software developers, research data experts and chemistry researchers and have possibilities to publish results in scientific journals and present your work at conferences.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree (PhD or Master) in computer science (or cheminformatics), engineering or a similar field. You have strong skills and experience in at least one modern programming language and scripting languages (e.g. JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP), databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) and with software development tools. Ideally, you are familiar with chemical workflows, RDM and Linux and you have experience in the operation and administration of IT services. Finally, you are able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in German and/or English.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Biological and Chemical Systems - Functional Molecular Systems (IBCS-FMS)

Starting date

as soon as possible

Contract duration

3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Nicole Jung, ( or Dr. Bach (


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 488/2021 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Kaiser
phone: +49 721 608-22438,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.