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FU Berlin
Institute of Geological Sciences / TRR 170
Malteserstr. 74-100
12249 Berlin

Dataverse Programmer Position, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

 Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets (TRR 170) is a Transregional Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The scope of TRR 170 is the interdisciplinary study of the late growth history of terrestrial planets.

Part of TRR 170 is a research data management project (Principal Investigator Prof. Harry Becker). TRR 170 research data are stored in a database (TRR170-DB) that operates on the open source database and file management software Dataverse. We operate TRR170-DB/Dataverse in an OpenJDK 8 environment that is deployed to an application server (Glassfish) which is configured to work with a relational database (PostgreSQL) and a search engine (Solr). We would like to implement repository services in TRR170-DB, in particular making use of Dataverse API options enabling integrations with native and external software tools.

We are seeking a programmer who is familiar with the setup and functionality of Dataverse to provide programming support to our IT team. Work as detailed below can be carried out for selected work packages or in full. For more details on this vacancy contact Mrs. Elfrun Lehmann (, +49 (0)30 838 50160). Also, if you are interested in this position, please send a pdf containing a cover and reference letter, your work experience and educational background to the same contact.

Experience:   IT student to senior programmer. The work can also be designed for a Bachelor or Master thesis.

Salary:   Negotiable according to experience level (student assistant to TV-L E13 senior programmer).

Time frame:   In total 12 months of work can be split over several time periods in 2020-2023.

Location:   Working remotely possible

Office: FU Berlin, Institute of Geological Sciences - Geochemistry group,   Malteserstraße 74-100, 12249 Berlin Lankwitz

 Work Packages

Work package I: Development of workflow routines

Work package II: Development of data exploration routines / tools - Programming and integration of native and external tools:

Work package III: Implementing existing tools into TRR170-DB:

Work package IV: Pilot study - Interface with other information infrastructures and repositories outside of TRR 170-DB.

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Contact Person
Ms. Elfrun Lehmann