Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Data Management and Analysis Software Developer – Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence

2024-01-05 (Europe/Berlin)
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The Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching near Munich a suite of high-performance neutron scattering instruments. It provides access to these instruments for scientists from universities and research institutions in Germany and throughout the world. Within the user program more than 1,000 scientists visit the MLZ every year to perform experiments in the physical, chemical, biological, and materials sciences. In addition, JCNS is actively pursuing a research program in the field of soft matter science and condensed matter physics. JCNS Neutron SimLab supports facility scientists and users with software solutions and infrastructure for each step of their scientific workflow: from planning the neutron experiment to the data acquisition to the data reduction and analysis. JCNS Neutron SimLab is looking for a highly motivated postdoc, preferably at Jülich, to support the team in the development of software solutions for data management and analysis, including implementation of AI-assisted methods.

We are looking to recruit a

Data Management and Analysis Software Developer – Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence

Your Job:

The work will be performed in close collaboration with instrument scientists of JCNS (Jülich) and MLZ (Garching), as well as other SimLab groups. We also closely cooperate with other European research centres. Your tasks in detail:

  • Application or extension of existing and development of new deep / machine learning techniques to collect, reduce, and analyze neutron scattering data
  • Contribution to facility data management solutions
  • Development of open-source software (Python, C++), deployment of developed projects
  • Analysis of the performance of deep / machine learning models
  • Active collaboration with experimental physicists and instrument scientists
  • Presentation of research results at scientific meetings, conferences, and in scientific papers

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree with subsequent PhD in physics, mathematics, computer science, or a related field
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics is desired
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in AI and applied machine learning
  • Experience with Python (knowledge of PyTorch / TensorFlow and pandas is a benefit), C++, and numerical mathematics
  • Experience with Unix / Linux (experience with HPC is a benefit)
  • Very good command of written and spoken English
  • Initiative character, self-motivated personality, creativity, good interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, result orientation, and analytical skills

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the opportunity to actively help in shaping change. Here is what Forschungszentrum Jülich can offer you:

  • The position represents an excellent opportunity to carry out research in the novel field
  • Challenging and varied work in a growing multicultural team of enthusiastic professionals
  • Visibility of our products in the web, public git repositories, through scientific publications, and at schools and conferences
  • Developing the potential of our employees is important to us, which is why we offer individual professional development opportunities
  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a flexible work arrangements, e.g. possibility of remote work
  • Flexible working hours in a full-time position (39 hours / week) with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year)

Place of employment: preferably Jülich, Garching (Munich) might be also possible

In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer:

The position is for a fixed term of two years. Salary and social security benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13, depending on your current qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to you.

We particularly welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds (e.g. regardless of age, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation / identity, as well as social, ethnic, and religious background). We strive to offer a diverse and inclusive working environment in which people enjoy equal opportunities and are able to fulfill their potential.

We look forward to receiving your application by January 5th, 2024, via our Online Recruitment System!

Questions about the Offer?

Please feel free to contact us via our contact form. Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.



Data Management and Analysis Software Developer – Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße Jülich, Deutschland
2024-01-05 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-01-05 23:59 (CET)
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