Rails developer / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Rails developer / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie


The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is, with more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 785 million, one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide and has the potential of reaching a top position in selected research areas on an international level. The objective is to turn KIT into an institution of top research, excellent scientific education, and a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. The scientists and employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

Formal job information:

the positions are installed with a salary level (Entgeltgruppe) of E13 (master or PhD level) or E11-E12 (Bachelor degree). The level (Stufe) depends on the work experience of the applicant. We are looking for full time developers (100%) and PhD students (50%). The contracts are limited to 1 year but can be extended to 5 years (3 years for PhDs). https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2020

Working group:

You will work in a young team of software developers in close contact to scientists (chemists). The group, which consists currently of 5 developers + interns, will be extended to a larger group due to the challenges of digitalization of scientific work. The KIT and surrounding institutes are constantly searching for people to complement the expertise in informatics and cheminformatics, therefore the area is very suitable for developers searching for long-term involvement.


The development team is involved in several projects with national and international visibility (Chemotion projects). The success of the projects, originally dealing with software for chemical scientists, require an extension to other scientific fields and the integration of novel functions and projects. www.chemotion.net

Current topics are the improvement and extension of our Electronic Lab Notebook and the repository for research data, the implementation of data viewers and software for the extraction of scientific information from documents such as scientific publications.

For our web applications and services, we need people with good knowledge of git, JS, Ruby or Python, and experience working with ReactJS, and/or Rails and data storage solutions (SQL or NoSQL).

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