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Open position: Data Science Officer for RDM

Job Offer: Data Science Officer for Research Data Management

Closing date: 22/07/22
Reference number: II-409/22
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas

part-time employment may be possible
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Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat)

The Cluster of Excellence UniSysCat is a steadily growing natural science cluster of excellence located in Berlin and Potsdam, emerging from the Cluster of Excellence UniCat. Currently, more than 300 scientists are working jointly and interdisciplinarily in about 60 working groups in the economically extremely important field of catalysis research.

In addition to the host university Technische Universität Berlin, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Universität Potsdam, the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society Berlin, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam, the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology as well as the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin are involved in this research network.

Working field:

  • Consolidation and networking of all research data activities within UniSysCat, also in the context of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) initiative
  • Conception and development of a web interface for the presentation of the research data relevant activities of the nine supporting institutions
  • Establishment and further support of an electronic laboratory journal that is ideally suitable for all working groups involved in UniSysCat and that can be adapted to specific subjects
  • Contact person for all questions in this context
  • Medium-term establishment of a homogenized procedure regarding research data in UniSysCat (Best Practice)
  • Conception, management and implementation of strategic goals and measures relevant for UniSysCat in the area of RDM
  • Establishment of internal and external communication and networking structures


  • Successfully completed university degree (Master, Diplom or equivalent)
  • Relevant experience in the coordination of scientific working groups
  • Professional experience in research data management or in the field of Big Data
  • Experience in the conception and support of complex IT structures
  • Knowledge of relevant tools and programming languages (R / Python)
  • Strong management and communication skills as well as profound experience in working with technical teams
  • Ability to work in a team
  • High degree of initiative and independence
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • A doctorate is desirable, preferably in natural sciences

You enjoy communicating with different working groups and can mediate between scientists and infrastructure working groups. You have a vision of how interdisciplinary research data management can succeed, are happy to present your knowledge in workshops and lectures in a way that is understandable to the target group, and, thus, create research data management in the Cluster of Excellence that supports researchers in their work and takes into account the sustainable availability of results and the FAIR idea.

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the appropriate documents (combined in a single pdf file, max 5 MB) by email to Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas (info(at)

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, Exzellenzcluster UniSysCat, Prof. Dr. Arne Thomas, Geschäftsstelle Sekr. BEL 4, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin