Open Distributed Systems

Employment Opportunities with ODS

Job Postings

Currently we have the following job postings open:

  1. Research Assistant - salary grade E 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (PhD candidate)

Note: We welcome unsolicited applications year-around independent of our official job postings.


General Remarks

ODS regularly accepts job applications for Postdoctoral Researchers, Research Associates (PhD Students), and (Student) Research Assistant positions throughout the year.

Ideal Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Associates (PhD Students) seek to challenge themselves, are passionate about data science and computer systems engineering, and possess expertise in several technical areas, including distributed/decentralized information systems, highly scalable dynamic data management (data stream processing), distributed query processing, (information) modelling, semantics, data representation and data storage, interoperability, and real-time networking. Besides strong programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Java, Python, Scala), candidates must also have hands-on implementation experience in software systems. Furthermore, good knowledge of both German and English are strongly desired. However, at a minimum, candidates must be able to communicate in English.

ODS also regularly accepts job applications for (Student) Research Assistants (RAs) to support our research and projects. RAs have the opportunity to join a diverse team of scientists and engineers (representing people from around the world), learn from experienced professionals, further develop their technical and communication skills, and work in a dynamic environment. RAs are hired on fixed-term contracts ranging between 41 and 80 working hours each month. In order to be considered, students must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s Program in the Berlin Metropolitan Area and possess technical skills in such areas as distributed systems, programming, software engineering, and database systems.

Candidates interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Researcher, a Research Associate (PhD Student), or a (Student) Research Assistant position should direct their job application to sekretariat∂ In general, applications must include a cover letter (specifying target position, including the job reference number, when available), a CV, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Note:Postdoctoral Researcher applicants must also provide examples of past publications.