Concept Developer in the field of plant genetic resources information (f/m/d)
Bewerbungszeitraum vom bis
Referenznummer 59/11/22

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. However, those databases are only as good as the information provided to them by the data providers. Initially created for passport data and phenotypic data of material maintained in ex situ genebanks, new areas of application are constantly being opened up. Information on in situ crop wild relatives and traditionally cultivated landraces maintained on-farm needs to be linked. A large amount of data generated in different projects is waiting to be integrated. The HORIZON-INFRA project PRO-GRACE aims to close this gap by developing the concept and enacting the proof-of-concept actions for the creation of a large European Research Infrastructure (GRACE-RI) dedicated to PGR. In this context, IPK will be responsible for an inventory of PGR-related systems and information standards.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for an experienced scientist to contribute to the development of this concept from 01.01.2023.

Your tasks:

  • Participation in the development of a concept for a European information infrastructure
  • Analysis of existing networks, standards and systems in the field of plant genetic resources
  • Participation in the conception of a data standard for collections of biological resources
  • Communication with stakeholders and partners

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a Master's degree in the field of life sciences, like biology, agricultural or horticultural sciences, or information sciences.
  • Prior knowledge in the field of PGR conservation is an advantage.
  • You have experience in information and collection management.
  • You have a very good command of written and spoken English.
  • You have experience in joint projects on European level.

You fit to us:

  • If you are a highly motivated person.
  • If you have excellent communication skills.
  • If you are enthusiastic in solving scientific issues.
  • If you like to work in a team.
  • If you can bridge the gap between biology and computer science.

We offer you:

  • An international, interdisciplinary working environment.
  • Working on a large project in a friendly and familiar atmosphere.
  • A full-time position limited for 2 years.
  • A salary in accordance with the German TV-L pay scale up to pay group E13.
  • An entry from 01.01.2023 or later.

If you need further information, please contact Stephan Weise (weise[at]

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 09.12.2022 via online-application ( If you have questions or require more information, please contact Kerstin Schweigert (jobs[at] Please indicate the reference number 69/11/22 in your correspondence. Please note that incomplete application documents cannot be considered.