Head of the Section “eScience” (f/m/d)



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Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

department Quality Infrastructure

To strengthen our team in the department “Quality Infrastructure” in Berlin Steglitz-Zehlendorf,
starting as soon as possible, we are looking for a

Head of the Section “eScience” (f/m/d)

Salary group A15 BBesG/ E15 TVöD
Permanent contract
Full-time / suitable as part-time employment

Join us and be part of our motivated team.

Your responsibilities include:

- Installation and strategic, personnel and professional lead of the newly established section
- Establishment, leadership and motivation of a qualified team of employees
- Organization and conceptual design of an internal research data management system for all departments of BAM; Organization and conceptual design of infrastructures for reference data in the framework of cooperation with external partners according to BAM’s decree
- Establishment of interdepartmental services and standards for high-quality and sustainable scientific software development and scientific software architecture
- Agile software development of exemplary prototypes in the field of data science and statistics for the implementation of scientific questions
- Development of recommendations for the corporate management in close cooperation with the section "Information Technology / CIO" of BAM
- Stimulating support of internal and third-party funded research projects with a focus on data science
- Active design of change processes and contribution to the further development of the focus areas of BAM as a manager, especially in the field of digital transformation
- Positioning BAM as a federal research institution through participation in national and international networks

Your qualifications:

- Higher than average scientific university degree in engineering, natural sciences, informatics or computational science, a PhD degree with excellent results and scientific achievements far
exceeding a PhD

- In-depth knowledge and many years of experience in a data-driven discipline, e.g. Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, Material Informatics, related to methods of artificial intelligence, machine learning or advanced statistical methods
- Excellent knowledge in the field of data science with tools of machine learning, optimization and data mining methods (e.g. Phython, TensorfLow, R)
- Knowledge in big data analytics is desirable (e.g. SQL, Hadoop, Spark) as well as experiences with meta data in the field of research data management (e.g. XML, RDF, OWL)
- Leadership experience with successful personnel and professional leadership in scientific and technical work areas
- Experience in communication and coordination in interdisciplinary projects with a digital focus
- Experience in the independent handling of scientific questions, own successful acquisition of third-party funds, publication and presentation of scientific results as well as supervision of young academics is desirable
- Professional proficiency in English and German
- Team-oriented working style with very good communication skills, a high degree of reflection and a willingness to act in a service-oriented manner
- Strong conceptual, strategic and innovative thinking skills, assertiveness and a high degree of decision-making ability

We offer:

  • Attractive interdisciplinary research position at the interface between politics, economics and society
  • Work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies
  • Permanent contract
  • Outstanding facilities and infrastructure
  • Equal opportunities

Your Application:

We welcome applications per email. Please send your application to the following address: bewerbung@bam.de by 31/07/2019, quoting the reference number 125/19-P. Please attach detailed application documents to the email as a summarised file in PDF format (max. 20 MB). Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, to:

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Referat Z.3 - Personal
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Please note that all application documents will only be stored and processed for the selection procedure. Upon conclusion of the selection procedure, the documents will be deleted in compliance with regulations on data privacy.

The president of BAM Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number +49 30 8104-1000 and/or by email to Ulrich.Panne@bam.de.

BAM pursues equal opportunities. For this reason, we particularly welcome female applicants. Recognised disabled applicants with identical suitability will be selected preferentially.

Applicants, in principle, receive a salary according to BesGr. A 15 BBesO. Applicants who do not fulfil the requirements under the regulations for federal civil servants will be awarded a salary in accordance with E 15 TVöD.

Applicants from the public service are asked for a declaration of consent to inspect their personnel records. At the same time, you agree to make a later review in accordance with the Security Review Act (SÜG), if necessary.