[R-jobs] Fwd: [LeipzigR] Job Offer Data Manager and Data Analysis Expert

Mandy Vogel m@ndy@voge| @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Mar 3 15:32:44 CET 2017

Dear R-enthusiasts,

below you find a job offer of the MPI CBS in Leipzig (
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/en). Please forward the message to everyone who could
be interested. Thank you!


Data Manager and Data Analysis Expert

The MPI studies the human brain function and also develops novel methods
for this purpose.
The studies at the forefront of fundamental neuroscience yield unique and
rich datasets including data from magnetic resonance imaging (e.g., from
the only Connectom MRI in Continental Europe),
(EEG/MEG), webcams, surveys, behavioural experiments and personal data of
the participants in scientific studies. We are looking for creative,
self-motivated candidates who apply their special expertise in data
analysis and management to extract new insights from the rich datasets. The
post holder is encouraged to also develop and establish new approaches and

*Duties of the post holder*

   - Responsible for the continuous development of the scientific databases
   and data collection. In particular, for the strategic development of tools
   and services facilitating the management of our data, our scientific
   studies, and scientific projects at the MPI.

   - Introduction of new technologies from the areas of Big Data,
   Data-Mining, and modern search engines (e.g. Elasticsearch) to extract new

   - Further development of the institute’s research data repositories
   focusing on issues such as data accessibility, reuse, reproducibility,
   resource optimization, metadata creation, content-validation quality
   control and data sharing.

   - Overall supervision of the work of the database programmer/developer.

   - Deliver first and second level support to scientists to work with the
   data collections.

   - Publish the newly developed methods.

   - Represent the institute at meetings with specific working groups of
   the Max Planck Society, but also at national and international meetings.

Essential experience and attributes

   - Theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the creation and
   development of research data repositories and experience with associated
   data management tasks.

   - Knowledge and preferably experience with data mining, Big Data, and
   search engines technologies.

   - Experience with: Web Applications, programming languages such as R,
   Python, relational and NoSQL databases
   - good line management and prioritization skills.
   - Excellent communication skills including the ability communicate with
   audiences at different levels. A good command of the German language is a
   - Experience in publishing and presenting in the field of data
   management and analysis is

*Our offer*
We offer you an interesting, versatile workplace in an international
environment in one of the international leading research institutes.
The position is full time. Salary depends on experience and is based on
regulations of the Max Planck Society.

The MPI CBS is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the
advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender,
or disability.

Please use our online System to apply


(subject heading is “DM 10/17”).

You can also send it via email to: personal using cbs.mpg.de. The deadline to
submit for applications is 20 March 2017. The position will be filled at
the earliest opportunity.
For further details, please contact:
Dr. Helmut Hayd: hayd using cbs.mpg.de

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