Research Assist­ant in Open Dis­trib­uted Sys­tems
Technical University Berlin Insti­tute of Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tion Sys­tems

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty IV – Insti­tute of Tele­com­mu­nic­a­tion Sys­tems / Open Dis­trib­uted Sys­tems Group

Research Assist­ant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len
part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

The Ber­lin Uni­versity Alli­ance (BUA) is the joint asso­ci­ation of four Ber­lin uni­versit­ies: Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, Hum­boldt-Uni­versität of Ber­lin, Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin, and Char­ité - Uni­versitätsmed­izin Ber­lin. The four part­ners have joined forces to fur­ther develop the sci­ence land­scape in Ber­lin.

The pro­ject “A Digital Research Space for the BUA” is a joint ini­ti­at­ive of Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin (Qual­ity and Usab­il­ity Lab; Open Dis­trib­uted Sys­tems Group) and Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin (Human-Centered Com­put­ing Group) and is embed­ded in Object­ive 3 “advan­cing research qual­ity and value” and Object­ive 5 “shar­ing resources” of the BUA.

Work­ing field:

Within the pro­ject, an open sci­ence plat­form for research data will be developed. The plat­form is inten­ded to allow for the inter­act­ive search, explor­a­tion, visu­al­iz­a­tion, and ana­lysis of research data. It is fur­ther meant to demon­strate open sci­ence within con­crete usage scen­arios in the every­day work of research­ers in vari­ous dis­cip­lines. Spe­cific­ally, it involves the imple­ment­a­tion of a graph­ical user inter­face (for search, explor­a­tion, visu­al­iz­a­tion, and ana­lysis of research data), vari­ous basic func­tions, the con­nec­tion to external data and know­ledge sources, as well as the integ­ra­tion of exist­ing com­pon­ents.
  • Devel­op­ment of an open sci­ence plat­form for research data based on already exist­ing com­pon­ents,
  • eval­u­ation of rel­ev­ant approaches and sys­tems, and selec­tion of suit­able frame­works and tech­no­lo­gies,
  • col­lab­or­a­tion with regional, national, and inter­na­tional part­ners,
  • research in the areas of digit­al­iz­a­tion of sci­ence and research data infra­struc­tures and reg­u­lar present­a­tion and pub­lic­a­tion of research res­ults,
  • teach­ing in the open dis­trib­uted sys­tems group.
More details about the BUA can be found at
More details about the Chair can be found at


We are look­ing for qual­i­fied and enthu­si­astic can­did­ates with an affin­ity for data man­age­ment and data ana­lysis. Prior know­ledge and hands-on expert­ise in the fol­low­ing areas is required:
  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in com­puter sci­ence, tech­nical com­puter sci­ence (or a sim­ilar tech­nical back­ground),
  • very good lan­guage and writ­ing skills in Ger­man and Eng­lish,
  • Good pro­gram­ming skills and safe hand­ling of devel­op­ment tools (exper­i­ence in Python and JavaS­cript, basic know­ledge in Java),
  • exper­i­ence in the devel­op­ment of web applic­a­tions (ideally full stack) and know­ledge of cur­rent web frame­works and web tech­no­lo­gies,
  • fun­da­mental know­ledge of meth­ods and algorithms for data search, explor­a­tion, visu­al­iz­a­tion, and ana­lysis,
  • basic under­stand­ing of the semantic web, linked data, and know­ledge graphs.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments (one single pdf file, max. 5 MB) only via email to

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at TU web­site quick access 214041.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required
qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin
val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent -
Fak­ultät IV, Insti­tut für Telekom­munika­tionssysteme,
FG Open Dis­trib­uted Sys­tems, Prof. Dr. Hauswirth,
Sekr. HFT 3, Ein­steinufer 25, 10587 Ber­lin
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ID: 90050

Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
  • research assist­ant
  • doc­toral researcher
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Research assist­ant with teach­ing oblig­a­tion
lim­ited until 30/06/2023
full-time, part-time employment may be possible
Start­ing date (earli­est):
At the earli­est poss­ible
Salary grade E13
  • research
  • teach­ing
Field of stud­ies:
  • com­puter sci­ence
  • com­puter en­gin­eer­ing
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Master, Diplom or equivalent
Lan­guage skills:
  • English (fluently written and spoken)
  • German (fluently written and spoken)

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
only via email
By e-mail:
Applic­a­tion papers:
application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, references summarized in one PDF document, max. 5 MB

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