[Taxacom] Position MfN Berlin - Team leader and ICT specialist

Scholz, Henning Henning.Scholz at mfn-berlin.de
Thu Mar 19 09:43:20 CDT 2009

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is leading the project "Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe" (BHL-Europe) to improve access to the published biodiversity literature. BHL-Europe aims to make digitised biodiversity knowledge available to everybody who is interested by improving the interoperability of Europe's digital biodiversity libraries. 

Team Leader and ICT specialist 
code number 05/09 

- Salary group BAT-O IIA / Ib
- From 1st of May 2009
- Subject to the final approval of project funding
- Position limited for 3 years
- Full-time position

Tasks: Lead the work package "Analysis of domain content and management of the content acquisition process" of BHL-Europe; Develop, enhance and maintain bibliographic informatics and metadata exposure tools; Support and coordinate the development and implementation of integrative work-flows, tools and interfaces for the ingestion and presentation of digitised content; Coordinate with the other work packages, related networks, and scanning centres; Fundraising activities to set up scanning projects.

Qualifications: Completed Diploma/Master in informatics or qualifications in related subjects; Experience with open source programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl), database programming (e.g. MySQL), markup languages (e.g. HTML, XML), Web site development, OAI interface development, and development of tools based on Web 2.0 technologies; Experience with library specific skills (e.g. management of metadata, work with OPAC); Project management skills (incl. MS Project); Background in life sciences desired; Fluent in English and German; Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; Experience with fundraising. 

Museum für Naturkunde is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the advancement of individuals without regard to ethnicity, religion, sex, age, disability or any other protected Status.

For further Information please contact Dr. Henning Scholz, henning.scholz at mfn-berlin.de ++49-30-2093-8864

Further information of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft: www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de 

Applications are accepted in English and German and should be sent under code number 05/09 within 2 weeks (April 2, 2009) to 

Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 43
10115 Berlin


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