Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Department of Physics, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Position ID:Bergische Universität Wuppertal-Department of Physics, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences-RA2 [#20837, 21327]
Position Title: Research Assistant
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen 42119, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Particle Physics
Scientific Computing
High-Performance Computing
Appl Deadline:2022/01/03 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2022/01/03)
Position Description:    

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The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the Bergische University of Wuppertal, Germany invites outstanding candidates to apply for a

Research Assistant position

in the field of Experimental Elementary Particle Physics. The position is in the group of Prof. Dr. Christian Zeitnitz. The experimental particle physics group is involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN (Switzerland) and has been involved in processing large amounts of scientific data delivered by the experiment for many years.
The position's remuneration is according to the salary scale E 13 TV-L with 66 % of the collectively agreed working hours. The appointment is for the next possible date and limited in time up to 3 years.

Professional and personal requirements for employment:
  • Completed university studies in computer science, physics or related fields (Master's degree or equivalent).
  • Experience with the Linux operating system and distributed systems
  • Good programming skills in at least one programming language, such as C++, GO, Python.
  • Experience with Docker and/or other container technologies is helpful
  • Very good knowledge of English
Tasks and Requirements:
The Bergische Universität operates one of the so-called Tier 2 centers of the ATLAS experiment and is heavily involved in the university's Pleiades computer ( In the next phase of the experiments, data volumes will increase into the Exabyte range, requiring new concepts for processing.

Further developments of computing concepts and software for distributed computing in the context of heterogeneous computing resources (from dedicated computing clusters to HPC centers) is the goal of the BMBF collaborative project FIDIUM, within which your work will be located. Within the scope of the work there is the possibility to do a PhD.
In detail, the topics are:

  • Accouting and controlling in the context of distributed resources
  • Real-time monitoring of data storage and data flows
  • Implementation and testing of the developed components in the productive system
The development work uses existing open source software packages, either adapting them to the needs or developing them further. All work will take place within the framework of the joint project. Close cooperation with working groups at other universities and institutes is therefore a prerequisite for the success of the project.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV, proof of successful completion of studies, references, proof of severe disability as PDF file, if applicable through the online portal of the University of Wuppertal: following the reference number: 21327 .

The deadline for applications is 3rd January, 2022. Inquiries can be made by Prof. Dr. C. Zeitnitz (

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Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Zeitnitz, +49 (0)202 439
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Christian Zeitnitz
Gaußstr. 20
D-42119 Wuppertal

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