Research Fellow with a focus on systems integration and development

Dresden (DE)
27 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At the Faculty of Computer Science the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, in particular the Chair of Scientific Computing for Systems Biology, is calling for applications for an open position of

Research Fellow with a focus on systems integration and development
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

The appointment starts as soon as possible, entails 75%-100% of the fulltime weekly hours and is initially limited until September 30, 2019. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification.

Tasks: Integration of the software systems of the research group into an interactive environment. In particular, the following software systems are to be interfaced and integrated: ClearVolume ( for real-time visualization of 3D image data streams from microscopes, Scenery ( for rendering 3D scenes in virtual-reality environments, and OpenFPM ( for scalable parallel computer simulations. It is the goal of this project that these software systems are interconnected and work together, as well as with a virtual-reality CAVE environment. The responsibilities of the employee in particular include the design and implementation of software interfaces and user interfaces. A use case of the system could involve running an OpenFPM simulation on the compute cluster that would then be visualized in real time in the virtual-reality environment using Scenery. Data from ClearVolume would then also be superimposed on the display, with interactive gesture control of the running computer simulation and the microscope from within the virtual reality environment being possible. In addition, image data could then be analyzed or processed in real time, and the analysis results displayed in overlay with the data. All technology and software is actively developed at the hosting research group, and the successful candidate will work closely with the developers of the individual projects. In this team, the successful candidate is also responsible for coordination of the custom developments required in the individual projects for their integration.

Requirements: university degree, and if applicable a doctorate (Ph.D.), in Computer Science (or closely related disciplines), ideally in software engineering, computer graphics, or scientific computing; knowledge of the methods for developing and implementing software interfaces, as well as for testing and evaluation of large software systems, including outstanding programming capabilities, in particular in C++ and Java. The successful candidate must work independently, be capable of advancing a collaborative project, communicate with all involved parties, and document the work. Outstanding written and oral English language skills are required, knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite. Previous experience working in an open-source project is advantageous.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please send your application documents (CV, letter of motivation, 3 references) by April 28, 2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably, as a single PDF document to: (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Informatik, Institut für Künstliche Intelligenz, Herrn Prof. Dr. Ivo F. Sbalzarini, 01062 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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