MPIWG Recruiting for a Research Technology Officer (Deadline October 9, 2020)

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) is seeking a Research Technology Officer (f/m/d) (initially for two years, with the possibility of a permanent contract; up to TVöD E15) to start as soon as possible. One of the more than 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society, the MPIWG is among the world’s leading centers for research into the history of science. It offers outstanding working conditions for its scholars and sustainably promotes the use of digital methodologies in the humanities.

The MPIWG intends to further enhance its support for projects in the history of science by expanding its digital infrastructure. For the construction and consolidation of these services, we are seeking a Research Technology Officer, who will act as an important interface between the Institute’s research departments and research groups, the library, and the communications team, supporting cooperation between these domains.

The Institute is keen to conduct cutting-edge digital scholarship, while making use of established standards for data representation and exchange (Linked Data, CIDOC-CRM, IIIF, etc.). Projects are expected to build on and contribute to a common digital research infrastructure, producing sustainable digital research outputs that can be reused and shared openly.