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Become part of the open science movement

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) in Trier, Germany, is an internationally renowned research support organization in psychology and a member of the prestigious Leibniz Association. Our mission is to establish excellent conditions for researchers to adopt open science practices.

We are currently offering an infrastructure and research position to be filled by a

Software developer / Research associate (m/f/d)

(salary group up to TV-L E13, 25%, limited to 2,5 years)

Preferred start date is May 1st, 2021 or later.

The successful applicant is expected to develop, implement, and optimize the infrastructure application PsychNotebook according to a requirements profile using SCRUM. PsychNotebook is a platform that offers software (e.g., R Studio, JupyterLab) for statistical computing, the presentation of data, and the joint planning of research projects.

You will work in close collaboration with the department head of the study planning, data collection, and data analysis services and you will be part of the software development team of PsychNotebook. Product development will be accompanied by research projects evaluating the usability/UX of PsychNotebook or ZPID’s other services/products.

The salary will be up to TV-L E13 depending on your qualification.

During the ongoing pandemic, we have switched to remote work (but with the option to work from the office). However, we will return to work in our office in Trier once the pandemic is over.

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree (or proven record of capabilities) in computer science, software engineering, media informatics or a related discipline
  • Experience with HTML, JavaScript and the Vue.js ecosystem
  • Experience with UI design
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and independent working style
  • Experience with Linux, Python, and alternative approaches to package management (e.g., guix) are a plus
  • Experience as R developer is a plus

Find out more about PsychNotebook under

For further information, please contact Dr. Stefanie Mueller via

In order to apply, please register with our online portal here

and upload the following documents (until April 11, 2021):

  • Cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria
  • CV
  • Relevant certificates of degree(s)
  • Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of 1-2 potential references

ZPID is committed to equal opportunities in employment and, in particular, to increasing the number of women in academic positions, where they are currently underrepresented..

We comply with guidelines regarding laws and regulations governing part-time employment. Among equally qualified applicants, candidates belonging to disadvantaged groups will be given preference. We are a family-friendly employer and have been certified by the audit Work & Family.

Please note that online applications will only be accepted until 04/11/2021 via the following URL: