CRC 1333: Data Steward (f/m/d)

Postdoctoral Position

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Publication date:  Aug 11, 2022
Position-ID: 763
Faculty/ Facility: Chemistry 
Institute/ Facility: Chemistry : IBTB - Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry 
Research Association: CRC 1333: Molecular heterogeneous catalysis in confined geometries 
Teaching Obligation: No 
Application deadline: 09/30/2022
Anticipated Start Date:  01/01/2023   
About Us

The position is funded by the DFG (the German Research Foundation) through the Collaborative Research Center 1333 "Molecular Heterogeneous Catalysis in Confined Geometries". The CRC 1333 is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Stuttgart with 16 individual research projects involving also external partners at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research and at the Universities of Paderborn, Marburg and Bochum.
More than 50 researchers from 19 groups collaborate to acquire the fundamental understanding of how confinement can synergistically support catalytic reactions with molecular catalysts within small mesopores. This involves the challenging tasks of analyzing and quantifying how specific pore properties influence properties such as reactivity and diffusivity and which are the underlying mechanisms. Finally, we aim to develop hybrid catalyst systems that enable more efficient chemical-catalytic production processes or even open completely new reaction pathways.
For this, we require the concerted effort of researchers from catalysis, materials sciences, analytical sciences and theory.

Your Tasks

As a Data Steward, you will train, support, and guide the project leaders and doctoral researchers in implementing a research data management strategy for the individual projects, which includes establishing best practices and assessing data quality. The research data management strategy includes the process of data acquisition, analysis, and publication, and the documentation and publication of research data according to the FAIR data principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, resusable). The Data Steward will also contribute to the dissemination of workflows and best practices and support researchers in submitting their datasets to our local Dataverse platform. Thereby, the Data Steward will support the research process and deliver new scientific insights for the CRC 1333.
Therefore, you will tightly collaborate with the project leaders and doctoral researchers of CRC 1333, with other data infrastructure projects at the University of Stuttgart, and with national and international partners.

Your Profile

The Data Steward has a degree in chemistry, physics, or simulation technology and a strong experience in data management. Successful candidates should be curiosity-driven, ambitious, creative, and passionate about interdisciplinary research in the area of molecular heterogeneous catalysis (catalysis, materials science, analytical chemistry, theory, and simulation science). Strong team working and communication skills, aptitude for independent and creative work, as well as fluent English written and presentation skills are essential.

Our Benefits

The collaborative research center CRC 1333 offers an interdisciplinary environment and a structured CRC 1333 graduate program with the possibility to attend and organize workshops, seminars and various conferences on an international level.
Additionally, researchers from all fields can acquire knowledge in modern research data management, enabling new insights from their research data.
The city of Stuttgart and its vicinity are well-known for providing an attractive, diverse, and open environment for work and life close to cultural highlights and recreational offers.

Employment and compensation information
Maximal Funding Period or Duration of Employment: 42 months  
Type of Funding: Position as Employee at the University of Stuttgart 
Compensation: EG TV-L 13 
Percentage of weekly working hours (usually 39.5h = 100%): 50% 
Employment at the cooperation partner: No 
Location: Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen 
If Location other than Stuttgart or additional location(s):
Contact Details
Contact person: Prof. Juergen Pleiss 
Phone: +49-711-685-63191 

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