Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Become part of a Germany-wide network dedicated to diabetes research. Work with renowned researchers in an international environment. Contribute to improving people's quality of life with state-of-the art technologies and excellent research.

The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) develops medical solutions for the precise prevention and treatment of diabetes. The DZD is one of the six German Centers for Health Research (DZG) and is funded by the government.

As national diabetes research center with 10 locations across Germany, DZD's mission is to uncover novel methods for diabetes prevention and treatment by closely integrating basic, clinical, and applied research. The strategic use and interconnection of all research data is pivotal in this endeavor.

We are seeking a candidate to join the DZD Data Management team at Helmholtz Munich at the earliest opportunity as

Head of Data Platform (f/m/x) 102126

Image Full time, close to full time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
Image Management & Executives

Your responsibilities

  • Overseeing IT-driven data and knowledge management within the DZD
  • Leading a team of five staff members
  • Evolving and executing the DZD's data management strategy: Designing and establishing an IT infrastructure to manage and integrate clinical trials, biobanks, epidemiological data, and foundational research datasets (including servers, databases, software, and interfaces)
  • Crafting and implementing Open Science initiatives: Providing the needed infrastructure, utilizing open-source software, and promoting the FAIRification processes
  • Enhancing a knowledge graph using Neo4J technology
  • Designing and deploying tailored software solutions, such as dashboards
  • Creating overarching data management frameworks in collaboration with the German Centers for Health Research (DZG)
  • Training up-and-coming researchers in data management
  • Mentoring students on bachelor's and master's theses

Your qualifications

  • Academic degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Life Sciences, or a similar field, with a preference for candidates holding a Ph.D.
  • Extensive professional experience in data handling, ideally within a medical context
  • Professional background in designing and implementing IT infrastructure in academic research institutions, with an appreciation for open science practices
  • Basic knowledge in database management and structures
  • Leadership experience, particularly focused on staff development and empowerment
  • Exceptional team collaboration and communication skills
  • A strategic mindset with the ability to develop and execute both long-term visions and short-term goals
  • Proficient in German and English, both written and spoken, with negotiation skills

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Image on-site nursery & holiday care
Image elder care
Image company pension scheme
Image discounted public transport ticket

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 14 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 3 years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Fr. Dr. Astrid Glaser, 089 3187-1619, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
German Center for Diabetes Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg

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