Web Developer Frontend/Backend (m/f/d)

Start of announcement13.02.2020
End of announcement12.03.2020
InstituteInstitute of Materials Research
LocationGeesthacht
Online-Application topersonal@hzg.de
Contact personErika Krüger

The Institute of Materials Research at HZG focusses on the development of lightweight alloys by optimization of microstructural and mechanical properties for specific applications based on scientific knowledge. To this end, it is crucial to understand the mechanisms governing the interactions between composition, processing and fabrication parameters, microstructure and mechanical properties. Presumption for this scientific work is the unambiguous assignment of experimental data to the materials tested as well as safe and clear storage and ordering of data of materials, processing and measured properties. To overcome the inherent disadvantages of hand-written laboratory notebooks and to fulfill the requirements of open data assessment development the implementation of an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) is intended. Here, special focus is laid on user-friendly data input. Within this framework, we are looking for a Web Developer Frontend/Backend (m/f/d) Development of electronic laboratory notebook. The position is initially limited for three years (starting as soon as possible). The place of employment is Geesthacht.

Your tasks:

You will be responsible for the development and implementation of an ELN containing processing and experimental data from various sources (e.g. data from different fabrication steps and materials data including microstructure and mechanical properties). Working basis are existing digital and paper documentations and paper lab notebooks. You will work in close cooperation with colleagues of different departments and different disciplines responsible for processing of materials, fabrication of components and assessment of experimental data. Aim is to accomplish a practice oriented user interface for input as well as for assessment of data.In detail, you will be responsible for:

  • Concept, design and implementation of ELN as web application (backend and frontend)
  • Development of the underlying database concept considering especially the very different data sources and identifying their common features in order to enable consistent and easy access to and evaluation of data
  • design and implementation of input and output interfaces with a particular focus on usability
  • Installation of hardware for entering data on site of material production and analysis, i.e. manual input as well as automated parameter and results transfer
  • Step-wise feeding of the database with suitable existing data under continuous testing
  • Administration of user rights for different parts of the application
  • Continuous maintenance of the application and adaption to newly developed processes

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or comparable
  • strong analytical skills and sound theoretical background
  • sound experience in web application development (frontend and backend)
  • excellent programming skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, MS SQL Server or similar
  • experience in automated documentation of manufacturing processes is appreciated
  • Background knowledge in the field of materials research is appreciated
  • Team spirit, excellent communication and organization skills, fluent English

We offer you:

  • multinational work environment with over 1000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure including modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number code no. 2020/WB 2. Closing date for applications is March 12th, 2020. Please send your application to:

human resources