Positions and Fellowships

IT Architect (Dept. III)

Deadline
March 25, 2017
Other Departments / Research Groups
Department III
Inquiries

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Qun CHE (qche@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). For technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Address

Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Dept. III, Artefacts, Action, Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding professional for the position of

IT Architect (full time, up to TVöD E14). The position will be for two years.

Starting date: as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2017

 

The successful candidate will work as the IT Architect for a digital infrastructure project with East Asian language sources that will allow academic work on variously copyrighted, free and protected digitized historical sources (especially the searchable full texts) and their integration into one working environment. This project is an international collaboration between public research institutions in Europe, Asia, and the US and involves historians, librarians, and IT technicians.

 

We are looking for an IT specialist with strong skills and rich experience in designing loosely coupled software architecture with components that run in different locations and communicate through encrypted APIs. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and prototyping the digital infrastructure with IT specialists from partnered institutions. The working environment will include third party tools for tagging, text analyses, and text mining, visualization, mapping, etc.

 

Skills and requirement:

  • Knowledge and experience in loosely coupled software architecture design that involves APIs, secure data transfer, and authentication
  • Familiar with existing system architectures of large cross-institutional / international projects for hosting research data and for providing analytical tools (e.g., DARIAH, CLARIN, Voyant, TextGrid)
  • Familiar with open standards and their implementations
  • Strong skills in designing, prototyping, and implementing full software package
  • Strong skills in compiling and maintaining technical documentations and creating charts, such as system architecture and workflow charts
  • Good communication skills with both developers and non-developers
  • Capable of working independently and proactively
  • Proficiency in English writing and speaking

 

 

Additional qualifications (optional):

  • Experience in digital humanities or humanities-tailored projects
  • Experience of working in institutional / international collaboration project in Europe or the US
  • Reading and speaking of German
  • Reading and speaking of East Asian languages

 

 

Further specifications are available upon request. Please contact Dr. Qun CHE (qche@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Applications are welcome from PhD as well as ABD (all but dissertation) in computer science or related disciplines.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/dep3_itarch_2017.nsf/application

 

Your application should contain – to be uploaded as one PDF document: cover letter, resume/CV, which should include a portfolio of selected works to demonstrate the candidate’s ability of designing, prototyping, and documenting software architecture, publication list, and names and email contact of three referees.

 

The submission deadline will be March 25th, 2017 (23:59 CET). Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline. The job interview is scheduled in mid-April, 2017. Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Qun CHE (qche@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). For technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

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Project Manager (Dept. III)

Deadline
March 25, 2017
Other Departments / Research Groups
Department III
Inquiries

For questions about this position, please contact Qun CHE (qche@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). For technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Address

Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin (Dept. III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge, Director: Prof. Dagmar Schäfer), seeks an outstanding professional for the position of

Project Manager (full time, up to TVöD E14). The position will be for two years.

Starting date: as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2017

 

The successful candidate will work as the project manager for a digital infrastructure project that aims at integrating large quantity of East Asian language digitized historical sources. This project is an international collaboration between public research institutions in Europe, Asia, and the US and involves historians, librarians, and IT technicians. The project manager will be responsible for the preparation of grant proposals and will be managing the funded project. Candidates should have strong skill and experience in Digital Humanities projects and international funding schemes. S/he should have good communication and managing skills in order to work with collaborators in different locations and with different expertise.

 

 

Skills and requirement:

  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to manage cross-institutional and transnational projects
  • Experience in preparing European and international grants in the field of Digital Humanities
  • Skills in using software applications relevant to project management, planning, and proposal writing for EU and international grant schemes
  • Proficiency in online social media
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work proactively
  • Experience in working in academic projects
  • Superior writing and speaking of English

 

Additional qualifications (optional):

  • Reading and speaking of German
  • Reading and speaking of East Asian languages
  • Background of historical research
  • Understanding of library and information technology

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications online using the following link:

https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbwg/dep3_projman_2017.nsf/application

 

Your application should contain – to be uploaded as one PDF document: cover letter, resume/CV, which should include a portfolio of selected works to demonstrate the candidate’s ability in preparing grant proposals, publication list, and names and email contact of three referees.

                                                       

The submission deadline will be March 25th, 2017 (23:59 CET). Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline. The job interview is scheduled in mid-April, 2017. Please note that only successful candidates will be notified.

For questions about this position, please contact Qun CHE (qche@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de). For technical questions regarding the application portal, for administrative questions concerning the position and the Institute, please first contact the Department secretary (schaeferoffice@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstr. 22, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

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Studentische Hilfskraft (Abt. II)

Deadline
March 31, 2017
Other Departments / Research Groups
Abteilung II
Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Das Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte sucht

eine studentische Hilfskraft (w/m)

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

 zur Unterstützung von Editionsprojekten zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.

 

Die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber müssen sich im Bachelor- oder Masterstudium (Erststudium) befinden und sollten Interesse an der Wissenschaftsgeschichte haben. Vorausgesetzt werden solide Kenntnisse in der Bibliotheksrecherche sowie in den Bereichen Print- und Digitalmedien und den Computeranwendungen (Adobe Creative Suite, Filemaker Pro, MS Office, CMS,  u.a.). Sehr gute mündliche und schriftliche Sprachkenntnisse des Englischen und Deutschen sind eine Grundvoraussetzung für die Bewältigung der Aufgaben. Erwünscht sind Kenntnisse der (wissenschaftlichen) Publikationsbetreuung, im Verlagswesen (Manuskriptbearbeitung, Buchproduktion, Medienrecht), in der Bildbearbeitung und -gestaltung sowie Erfahrung im Korrekturlesen und in der Arbeit mit digitalen Publikationrepositorien.

Die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist bemüht, mehr schwerbehinderte Menschen zu beschäftigen. Bewerbungen Schwerbehinderter sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Das Arbeitsverhältnis ist zunächst bis zum 30. September 2017 befristet (Semesterende), mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 10 bis 12 Stunden (nach Vereinbarung), die Vergütung erfolgt nach den Sätzen für studentische Beschäftigte im Rahmen der Nachwuchsförderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (zur Zeit 10,98 Euro/Std.).

Schriftliche Bewerbungen mit tabellarischem Lebenslauf, einer aktuellen Semesterbescheinigung, Kopien eventuell vorhandener Leistungsscheine und Zwischenprüfungsbelege sind bis zum 31. März 2017 in elektronischer Form (PDF) an folgende E-Mail-Adresse zu richten:

Sekdept2@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Boltzmannstr. 22, 14195 Berlin

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