Thursday, February 21, 2019

[DMANET] Job posting: Software Developer at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

*The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is recruiting a
Software Developer to join the Laboratory of Digital and Computational

The MPIDR is one of the leading demographic centers in the world. It is
part of the Max Planck Society, a network of over 80 institutes that form
Germany's premier basic-research organization. Max Planck Institutes have
an established record of world-class, foundational research in the
sciences, technology, and the humanities, and offer a unique environment
that combines the best aspects of an academic setting and a research
*The Profile*

The Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, headed by MPIDR
Director Emilio Zagheni, is looking for candidates with a background in
Software Development/Software Engineering, who will support scientific
projects at MPIDR and collaborate closely with researchers on their

Candidates are expected to have a solid knowledge of, and relevant
experience with, at least some of the following: (i) low/mid-level
programming languages (e.g., C, C++, C#, Java), (ii) high-level languages
commonly used in the scientific community (e.g., Python and R) and related
statistical/data science libraries, (iii) Web Development (Front-end and
Back-end, APIs e.g. Facebook Marketing API), (iv) Mobile Application
Development (Android, IOS), (v) Data Management (SQL) and High Performance

A PhD in Computer Science, Informatics or a related discipline (or
equivalent level of experience) is desirable. The successful candidate will
work with an international team of scientists that are advancing the field
of digital and computational demography. Her/his profile should include:
(i) excellent communication skills, including high proficiency in written
and spoken English; (ii) the ability to work in teams and to support the
full life cycle of scientific projects from a software development
perspective; (iii) an interest in deepening and expanding relevant
knowledge and skills, and in coauthoring research articles or reports.
*The Position and Remuneration*

The position is full time (39 hours/week), to start as soon as possible.
The contract is initially limited to 2 years, with the possibility of
tenure. The MPIDR offers a competitive salary that starts at approx. 54,000
EUR gross per year depending on relevant experience (pay scale 14 TVöD
Bund). Remuneration is based on the salary structure of the German public
sector and includes employees' benefits in accordance with the rules of
federal employees in Germany.

The Institute has an excellent work environment and offers family-friendly
work arrangements (flexible working hours, teleworking, and guaranteed
places in day-care centers for children), occupational health promotion,
and opportunities for continuous further training.

Our institute values diversity and is committed to employing individuals
from minorities. Individuals with severe disability are especially welcome
to apply. Our Institute and the Max Planck Society also seek to increase
the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and
therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.
*Application Materials*

Applications should be in English and include, in a single pdf document:
(i) CV, (ii) a letter of motivation where you describe your relevant
experience in the areas mentioned and why you are interested in joining
MPIDR; (iii) contact details of two references. Please provide copies of
certificates of education, other relevant certificates, and, if applicable,
performance records.

Review of applications will begin on *March 14*. Applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but preference
will be given to those received by *March 14*. Please send your informative
application using the following website link

For questions on the position, please contact Ms. Ulrike Liebich (

For information about the Institute, please use the following website link:
*Samin Aref*

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