Scientific Software Engineer or Data Scientist, deadline July 11th 2021,Salary level E13 TVL

Dear colleagues,

we have an open DFG-funded position for 3+2 years for the development of data infrastructure including storage, streaming and analysis tools for reproducible science based on the BIDS standard at our Neuroimaging Unit at University of Oldenburg, Germany. Link to the announcment: Application deadline is July 11th 2021

The position is ideal for networking in the open science community as it includes workshop organization and interaction with the open (neuro)science community. It is complemented by a full time technician position for support. The salary level is E13. The exact salary is dependent on experience and family status. But the rough numbers are available on the web.

The Neuroimaging Unit hosts a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI-scanner and a 306 channel Triux MEG system. The university hosts a prestigious DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence in Hearing Research and the Dept. of Psychology was recently evaluated as excellent with the highest third party funding rate among psychologies in Lower Saxony.
The city of Oldenburg has a high standard of living, Hamburg, Bremen and the north sea are between 30 to 90 min distance.

We are looking forward to your application!

Best regards,


The Neuroimaging Unit and the Applied Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Oldenburg is seeking to fill the position of a

Scientific Software Engineer or Data Scientist (m/f/d)

(Salary level E13 TVL, 100%)

for the development of open and reproducible neuroscience tools and processing pipelines**.**

The position is embedded in a DFG Core Facility grant and is available as soon as possible until 30th of September 2023 (with the possibility to extend another 2,5 years after successful evaluation and extension of the project). The position is suitable for part-time work.

The Neuroimaging Unit hosts a state-of-the-art MEG (Elekta Triux) and an MRI (Siemens Prisma 3T) and is embedded in an excellent interdisciplinary scientific environment with a strong research focus on neurosensory, neurocognitive, and medical research.

The successful candidate is expected to actively perform research on and contribute to the implementation of a standardized neuroscience data acquisition, reproducible analysis pipelines and data storage for open science building on the BIDS standard. He/she should further contribute to community efforts and dissemination.

Candidates should have a strong motivation to contribute to the community of developers open science tools. The development can include scientific projects, as long as they fit into the research focus of the lab (machine learning in cognitive neuroscience, speech processeing, and human state monitoring) but tool and processing pipeline development comprises the main part of the position.

Candidates are expected to have an academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in the field of informatics, engineering, neuroscience or psychology and have shown their ability to perform excellent scientific work, demonstrated by an excellent publication record. Prior experience with the BIDS standard as well as its programming, experience with neuroimaging techniques and data analysis (especially fMRI or MEG/EEG) and fluency in English is required. Experience with open science tools and databases, other neurophysiological modalities, as well as knowledge of German are desirable.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to ยง 21 Section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, list of potential referees, links to recent publications and copies of certificates for academic grades to Prof. Dr. Jochem Rieger, Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany; ( Electronic applications (one pdf file) are preferred. For inquiries please use the same contact. The application deadline is 11th of July 2021****.