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Professional Support (f/m/d)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
Görlitz (Stadt), Sachsen (DE)
German TVöD-Bund
Closing date
Jul 26, 2021

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As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) is a German-Polish research center for data-intensive digital systems research. We combine innovative methods from mathematics, theoretical systems research, numerical simulations, machine learning and AI, data science, and computer science to provide solutions for a range of disciplines: materials science under ambient and extreme conditions, earth system research, systems biology, and autonomous vehicles.

CASUS was jointly founded in August 2019 by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Technische Universität Dresden and the University of Wroclaw. CASUS is located in the heart of Görlitz at the border between Germany and Poland. The CASUS start-up phase is hosted by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts.

The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) invites applications as

Professional Support (f/m/d)

The position is available immediately. The position is initially limited to 31 March 2022 with the option of a longer-term perspective if the project is extended.


  • Support of the scientific and administrative personnel in all Hard- and Software needs and questions
  • Administration of Client-Server- and Hybrid solutions for scalable workflows in the field of scientific data analysis and scientific simulation
  • Intensive collaboration with scientific and administrative personnel
  • Strategic planning of the construction and expansion of the hardware and software used by CASUS in coordination with the IT of the Helmholtz Center Dresden-Rossendorf


  • Very good university diploma in Informatics or a Natural Science in case of suitable professional qualification
  • At least two years of professional experience in the Administration of medium to large-sized IT Installations, preferably with a focus on High Performance computing or Data Analytics
  • Ability to work in an autonomous, responsible and focused manner in an international team
  • Willingness to cooperate with the CASUS Professional Support Team, the IT Administrator and and his stand-in and the ability to react prudently and competently to their wishes and requirements
  • Outstanding technical and operational knowledge in the field of scientific data analysis and scientific simulation
  • Ability to work in a team, resilience, ability to deal sensibly in critical situations, open style of communication, willingness to be responsibly available to work flexible hours to deal with resolving critical issues
  • Of advantage would be knowledge in: VMware, NVIDIA GRID, vGPU, Kubernetes, Singularity, Docker, Istio, experience with ML/KI, high-performance computing, parallel programming, data analytics, visualization would be an advantage

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • The employment contract is initially limited to 31 March 2022 with the option of a longer-term perspective if the project is extended
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund
  • 30 Vacation Days per year
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • A good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Dr. Michael Bussmann Tel.: +49 3581 37523 11, +49 351 260 2616,
Mrs. Weronika Mazur Tel.: +49 3581 37523 23, +49 171 3635554,
Mrs. Inken Köhler Tel.: +49 3581 37523 10

Place of work: Görlitz

Working hours: 39 h/week

Deadline: 26 July 2021

Job-Id: 2021/117 

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

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