[Comp-neuro] Job opening at Research Center Juelich - Coordinator Software Technology

Martina Reske m.reske at fz-juelich.de
Fri Jan 25 11:30:00 CET 2019

The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) at the Jülich Research Center in Germany investigates the structure and function of the brain. The Subinstitute INM-6 consists of 4 departments and 1 team that conduct research in the field of computational and systems neuroscience. The Statistical Neuroscience group headed by Prof. Sonja Grün develops computational methods to analyze the joint activity of neuronal networks, and applies these methods to experimental data in the context of international collaborations using state-of-the-art approaches from neuroinformatics.

For this project the Statistical Neuroscience group is seeking a

Coordinator Software Technology

Your Job:

  *   Development, maintenance, and distribution of the Elephant analysis software (python-elephant.org)
  *   Planning and coordination of software development for the Elephant software
  *   Development of solutions for software packaging to bundle individual resources, including cross-language components of the software and deployment on large systems
  *   Installation, provisioning, and adaptation of the software and matching environments on heterogeneous HPC systems
  *   Management of open-source software development cycles using suitable agile paradigms, and handling inquiries and contributions via issue systems and similar channels
  *   Review and evaluation of software contributions from a world-wide community with respect to scientific content, the code maturity, and the possibility to be integrated into the Elephant software
  *   Guidance and coordination of the code review process
  *   Co-design and dissemination of generic conceptual guidelines and project-specific implementations for scientific workflows, in close dialogue with scientists and developers and by incorporating current software developments
  *   Implementing library features and statistical analysis tools for neuronal data
  *   Parallelization of analysis codes using modern technologies
  *   Actively contacting and supporting method developers
  *   Maintenance of the software documentation and accompanying teaching material, including content for the presentation of the software on the web and on social media
  *   Representing the technology at scientific conferences, during educational courses, to the public, and within the framework of the EU Flagship Project “Human Brain Project”

Your Profile:

  *   University degree in natural sciences, computer science or mathematics
  *   Very good expertise in the programming language Python, as well as C/C++ or Matlab, in parallelization techniques (MPI, openMP,...) and in the standard Linux tools as well as web-based services for managing software (version control, issue tracking,…)
  *   Experience in implementing scientific analysis methods
  *   Experience in creating documentation and course material
  *   High ability to work in an interdisciplinary, international team
  *   Fluent in English, spoken and written
  *   Ability to work independently, systematically and on one’s own responsibility
  *   Good communication skills
  *   Willingness to travel

Our Offer:

  *   A green campus with world-leading scientific infrastructure near the cultural centers of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  *   A position in a creative and international team that conducts research at the frontiers of science, themes ranging from computational neuroscience to simulation technology
  *   World class science environment at the interface between neuroscience and technology on the most complex known systems
  *   Excellent scientific equipment including the fastest supercomputer in Europe
  *   A comprehensive further training programme
  *   Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  *   Limited until 31.03.2020 with possible longer-term prospects
  *   Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant's qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13-14 TVöD-Bund

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably the online recruitment system on our career site, quoting the reference number 2018-321 at https://www.hrecruiting.de/obf2/bewerbermanagement.php?kunden_nr=t5ChjatkIfdwmACO&link_id=NB1eRzTLjdTqoWHx&obf_strukt_id=cAYHHVuA4KdmyCuFew&lang=en


Dr. Martina Reske
Scientific Coordinator

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6)
Computational and Systems Neuroscience &
Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6)
Theoretical Neuroscience
Jülich Research Centre and JARA
Jülich, Germany
Work +49.2461.611916
Work Cell +49.151.26156918
Fax +49.2461.619460

Office hours: TU & FR 9.00-17, WE & TH 9.00-13

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

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