Software Developer (f/m/d)


Conserving - Exploring - Exploiting 

The IPK is one of the world’s leading international institutions in the field of plant genetics and crop science. Its research program and services contribute significantly to conserving, exploring and exploiting crop diversity. Its research goals are driven by the need to ensure an efficient and sustainable supply of food, energy and raw materials, thereby addressing a major global ecological challenge. 

Software Developer (f/m/d)

Aggregator databases such as the European Search Catalogue for Plant Genetic Resources (EURISCO) are cornerstones for making information on plant genetic resources (PGR) available to researchers and breeders. Information that is as comprehensive as possible is the basis for PGR users to select and access the material they need for their scientific and breeding activities. On behalf of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR), IPK has been operating EURISCO since 2014, which includes both the maintenance and technical development of the information system and the coordination of the network of currently 43 countries on which EURISCO is built. EURISCO presently documents more than two million genebank samples from over 400 collections.

To strengthen the EURISCO team, we are looking for a software developer at the earliest possible date.

Your tasks:

  • Participation in the further development of the EURISCO information system based on Oracle® technology
  • Implementation of use cases
  • Testing, error analysis and performance tuning
  • Remote support for the EURISCO data providers

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or an equivalent qualification or alternatively have professional experience in a scientific environment.
  • You have comprehensive experience in the development of web applications.
  • You have experience in relational database development, preferably in the Oracle environment.
  • You have experience in supporting users.
  • You have a very good command of written and spoken English.

You fit to us:

  • if you have technical understanding and logical thinking skills.
  • if you are a team player, determined and open to new challenges.
  • if you are precise and reliable.
  • if responsible and independent work is a matter of course for you.

We offer you:

  • an international, interdisciplinary working environment at the interface between life sciences and computer science.
  • the possibility to work on a large project in a friendly and familiar atmosphere.
  • a full-time position until 31.12.2028
  • a salary in accordance with the German TV-L pay scale up to pay group E10.

If you need further information, please contact Dr. Stephan Weise Tel.: +49 (0) 39482 5-744 directly.

What you need to know:

For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent from gender, origin, age or possible disability – is welcome. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career and Family (“berufundfamilie”), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. The IPK has set a goal to employ more people with disabilities. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

Your application:

We look forward to receiving your complete application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates) as a single PDF document until 30.04.2024 via online-applicationlink.

If you have questions or require more information, please contact Kerstin Schweigert (jobs[at] Please indicate the reference number 25/03/24 in your correspondence. Please note that incomplete application documents cannot be considered. Foreign qualifications must carry out an equivalence test in Germany, which is subject to a fee. This must be presented in the event of later hiring:


Application period from 27. March 2024 until 30. April 2024

Reference Number 25/03/24


IPK - Leibniz-Institut / für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung

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Deadline: 2024-04-30
Location: Germany, Gatersleben
Categories: Computer Sciences, Developer, research software, software development, Software Engineering, technical, Technical Background,


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