[Elsnet-list] job opportunity in Berlin, Germany (at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences)

Christiane Fritze fritze at bbaw.de
Wed Feb 6 11:21:56 CET 2008

The project DTA (Deutsches Textarchiv, German Text Archive) funded by 
the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, located at the Berlin-Brandenburg 
Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Germany is looking for a

                         SOFTWARE ENGINEER (fulltime)

The start date is April 1, 2008. The duration of the contract will be 2 
years with a potential extension of 3 years.

Job Definition:
Conceptual design and programming of a database management system to 
administer standoff markup for interactive online annotation facilities.

-    strong background in computer science proven by a degree (Diplom, 
MSc or equivalent) in computational linguistics, computer science or 
equivalent post-graduate experience.
-    experience in modelling and optimization of relational databases 
(RDBM) and native XML databases (XML-DB) and associated query languages 
(SQL, XQuery).
-    strong skills in at least one of the programming languages C or C++
-    strong skills in at least one of the scripting languages Python or Perl
-    experience in software development on Linux systems

Salary and social benefits are according to Germany's public sector 
BAT-O IIa scale, currently between 2900 and 3590 Euro per month (before 
taxes), depending on formal qualifications. We offer an active, 
stimulating research environment in an interdisciplinary team of 
computational linguists, humanists and computer scientists. Working 
languages are English or German.

Formal applications with a detailed CV should be sent to the personnel 
department referring to vacancy "AG 03/08" by e-mail (neumann at bbaw.de) 
by 29th Feb 2008.

The BBAW aims to increase the proportion of women in academic research 
and encourages women to apply. Severely disabled persons with equal 
qualifications will be prioritized.

About the project:
The goal of the German Text Archive (Deutsches Textarchiv, DTA), funded 
by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, is to digitize a core corpus of 
relevant German texts dating from 1650 until 1900. The texts will be 
annotated in XML according to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines 
and will be accessible via the Internet as an interactive archive. The 
German Text Archive maintains cooperations with German and European 
initiatives such as eSciDoc <http://www.escidoc-project.de>, D-Grid 
<http://www.d-grid.de>, Clarin <http://www.mpi.nl/clarin> and TextGrid 

The full job announcement (in German) can be found at 
http://www.bbaw.de/schein/stelle/index.html and 

For detailed information contact Dr. Oliver Duntze duntze at bbaw.de or 
Christiane Fritze, fritze at bbaw.de.


Christiane Fritze
Deutsches Textarchiv
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Jaegerstr. 22/23
10117 Berlin

Tel.:     +49 (0)30 20370 523
E-Mail:   fritze at bbaw.de
WWW:      www.deutsches-textarchiv.de


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