Software Developer for Cheminformatics and Information Science (f/m/d)

vor 6 Tagen

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9.000 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

We are looking for the Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT) as of 1st August 2022 limited up to two years for a

Software Developer for Cheminformatics and Information Science (f/m/d)


The Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) offers several positions for (web-)developers as in Karlsruhe (Germany). As part of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) for Chemistry (NFDI4Chem), scientific institutes, as well as infrastructures, will hire personnel to work on a FAIR research data management (RDM) infrastructure for the chemistry community in Germany and beyond.

You will work in a young, social and enthusiastic team of software developers to develop software in the NFDI4Chem in close contact with scientists and the data center at KIT. The working group currently consists of different developers and chemists focusing on cheminformatics and information science and will be extended to a larger group due to the exciting challenges of the digitalization of scientific work. Current planned topics deal with the development and extension of our repositories for research data, the planning and development of new information systems in a Smart Lab, and the implementation of data analysis and prediction tools. The development team is involved in several projects with national and international visibility, e.g. SupraBank and Chemotion.

The aims and tasks of your work are:

  • The development of software for the establishment and improvement of smart labs and repositories
  • Code management using e.g., GitLab and GitHub
  • Bug Fixing and the work on user requests concerning the designed software
  • Documentation of the developments

You will be offered to communicate your contributions regularly at conferences and workshops. Team members with an interest and competencies in data science or chemistry are given the opportunity to contribute to scientific publications.

Personal qualification

Requirements for the position are a Master’s degree in informatics, computer sciences, engineering, or natural sciences and very good programming skills, particularly software development. Skills in modern programming languages such as JavaScript, Ruby, or Python and experience with databases (SQL) are desired. Applicants should be fast in learning new programming languages and enthusiastic about working on new tasks.


We offer you an attractive and modern workplace, a varied work, a wide range of training opportunities as well as supplementary pension according to VBL, flexible working time models and a casino / cafeteria.

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.

Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.

Please apply online until 04.07.2022 using the vacancy number 345/2022 and the reference number 6 to Mrs Julia König, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Human Resources, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany. For further information, please contact Dr. Frank Biedermann, E-Mail:

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