Research data manager (f/m/x)


Image Full time, close to full time, Part time
20 - 39 hours/week
Image Neuherberg near Munich
Image Homeoffice options

We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

Join us and use your talents and passion as we work together to drive forward scientific progress.

The Research Data Management department is involved in several collaborative research centres and research projects and provides comprehensive technical and organisational advice for them. We are also establishing a research data management system for the centre.

We are looking for highly motivated new team member in order to develop innovative solutions together with users based on concrete usage scenarios, to accompany their implementation in practice and thus to further develop the field of research data management scientifically through a pragmatic approach.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.) CEO of Helmholtz Munich

We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization.

Your tasks

  • Interface activities between users and developers and support of the introduction of our software solutions for everyday use
  • Coordinating the cooperation with our scientific partners
  • Advising scientists in the various research areas on how to handle research data
  • Conceptual collaboration in the development and establishment of strategies and guidelines for research data management in coordination with researchers and cooperating institutions
  • Conducting face-to-face and online trainings in the area of research data management, as well as collaboration in the conception of specific continuing education courses
  • Researching and testing new software solutions to expand the range of courses offered

Your profile

  • Completed scientific university studies and experience in scientific activities in the life sciences, data sciences, information science or computer science
  • Enthusiasm for supporting other scientists and projects
  • Organizational talent and experience in project management
  • high technical affinity and openness towards new technologies
  • very good English skills and communication skills

Desirable qualification

  • Prior experience in research data management, FAIR guidelines, semantic web, terminologies and ontologies, metadata standards



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Alf Wachsmann, +49-89-3187-2488, who will be happy to help.

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