Position: Software Developer
Department: German Human Genome-Phenome Archive – GHGA
Code number: 2021-0162
The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.
A position as software developer for the recently launched infrastructure initiative German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (GHGA, www.ghga.de) is available at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). GHGA is part of the national program for research data infrastructures (NFDI). GHGA will act as a national node within the federated European Genome-Phenome Archive. This infrastructure will support genomics data hubs with software tools for secure data/metadata storage, interactive data portals with data visualization, and streamlined data deposition and acquisition solutions. The GHGA main office, which is coordinated by Prof. Oliver Stegle, is located at DKFZ in close coordination with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
In order to develop the GHGA software platform into a state-of-the-art infrastructure for the secure exchange of genome data, we are looking for a software developer.
We are looking for a software developer to design, implement, and operate the main GHGA infrastructure. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research, development, and data management team to develop and apply a diverse range of state-of-the-art technologies.
- Contribute to the development (back-end / front-end) of the GHGA software tools
- Develop a data portal and interface it with underlying software services
- Design and specification of features, aligned with international standards
- Collaboration with local and international developers
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or similar technical background
- 2+ years of front- and back-end web application experience
- Proficiency with Python-based web frameworks (e.g. Django, Flask)
- Familiarity with database and search engine setups (like PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch)
- Familiarity with test-driven software development
- Experience or interest in microservice design patterns and domain-driven design and familiarity with using docker containers for development and deployment is a plus
- Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team and talking to software developers, systemadministrators, as well as domain experts
- Enjoy working with modern technologies and staying up to date with new tech trends
The ideal applicant should have demonstrated the ability to work independently and creatively. The candidate should have excellent communications skills and be able to articulate clearly the technical needs, set clear goals and work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other partners.
- Interesting, versatile workplace
- International, attractive working environment
- Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
- Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
- Possibility to work part-time
- Flexible working hours
- Comprehensive further training program
Earliest Possible Start Date: as soon as possible
Duration: The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.
The position can in principle be part-time.
Application Deadline: 29.06.2021
Dr. Koray Kirli
Phone +49 (0)6221/42-3466
Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.