Research Associate for the Research Unit "Data Linking"
University of Hamburg, Cluster of Excellence

The Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and
Transmission in Manuscript Cultures" invites applications for a


The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act
(Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on 1 September 2019.
This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until 31.12.2025. The
position calls for 39 hours per week.

Duties primarily include research. Research associates may also pursue independent research
and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:
Research in the frame of the Research Unit “Data Linking”. The aim of the Research Unit is
research on problems in data management, data origin, organization of data and trusted data
and the coordination of data management and data provision within the Cluster.

A university degree in a relevant field. Preferred is a degree in computer science or similar qualification. Doctorate desirable. The position requires a good knowledge of e.g. Python, Docker and
FLASK, experience in project management, as well as fluency in English, written and spoken.
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly
encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
Universität Hamburg has been certified.

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For further information, please contact Dr. Stefan Thiemann
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Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please send applications by 30 August 2019 to:

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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