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Project Management Research data Infrastructure

Erik Bitzek's picture

The Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung as part of the MatWerk consortium (

of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) is looking for a project manager for the Task Area Materials data Infrastructure. This involves the development of customized software tools, infrastructure concepts and knowledge graphs. The resulting digital data space will map the complex interrelationships between different materials data and make them easy to use in order to achieve synergy effects between scientific groups and disciplines.

Specifically, you will have the following tasks:

  • You coordinate an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional development team and ensure the exchange between the different working groups as well as with project partners and users from scientific practice
  • Together with experts from materials science and technology, you derive project requirements and needs for action and translate these into work packages together with software architects
  • You represent the project externally, e.g. at conferences
  • As a contact person, you organize support for the provision and use of the digital infrastructure.

Your profile

  • University degree or doctorate in engineering or natural sciences with reference to materials 
  • Experience in project coordination and management in the field of research or software development 
  • Organizational talent for complex tasks
  • Very good communication skills in English and German (written and oral)
  • Experience in agile project management
  • Programming experience as well as knowledge of database systems
  • Ability to think analytically and conceptually and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team where development processes are driven cooperatively.

Please see the MPIE Website for more information (in German) and online application.

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