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Scientific Software Developer with background in crystallography, physics, or mathematics

Forschungszentrum Jülich
The Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) operates at the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum (MLZ)
Closing Date
WorkplaceJülich, Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Duration3 Jahre

As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 5,900 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe’s largest research centres.

The Juelich 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 1000 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.

In the Scientific Computing Group of JCNS at MLZ we develop software for the analysis of scattering experiments. We support instrument users, and participate in exemplary data analyses. We closely cooperate with other European research centres.

We are looking to recruit a


Scientific Software Developer
with background in crystallography, physics, or mathematics

Your Job:

  • develop open-source software to reduce, visualize, model and fit experimental data
  • collaborate internationally on software for neutron diffraction analysis
  • cooperate with instrument scientists to improve data analysis procedures
  • participate in exemplary studies from experiment through analysis to publication


Your Profile:

  • PhD in physics, mathematics, or related fields
  • track record in software development
  • sound knowledge of modern C++, or closely similar languages
  • experience with any of following would be a plus: crystallography, condensed-matter physics, scattering, spectroscopy; numerical mathematics, high-performance computing; Python, Qt, CMake, git, Latex; test-driven development, cross-platform development
  • communicative personality with excellent command of spoken and written English
  • in your application, please address all the above points; provide publication list and references

We offer

Our Offer:

  • a comprehensive further training programme, including English language courses
  • flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
  • challenging and varied work in a growing multicultural team of enthuasiastic professionals
  • visibility of our products in the web (?url=apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de&module=jobs&id=925421" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de), through scientific publications, and at schools and conferences

Place of employment: Garching (Munich)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system on our career site until 30. September 2018, quoting the reference number 2018-279.
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