Data Curator - Technical preparations for Date Intake (m/f/d) (TV-L E 13, 100%)

Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive and interdisciplinary focuses in research and teaching. In 2019, the "Africa Cluster of Excellence (EXC 2052)" started its work with funding from the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments. The aim of the cluster is to reshape African studies on both a conceptual and structural level. In addition to the University of Bayreuth, the Cluster has four other locations: University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria; Rhodes University, Makhanda, South Africa; Université Joseph-KI-ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; and Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. For the establishment of new forms of interdisciplinary digital research, the following position is available immediately

Data Curator – Technical preparations for Data Intake (m/f/d) (TV-L, E 13, 100%)

The successful candidate will be employed until the end of December 2025. The position will be under the direction of the Vice Dean for Digital Solutions in the Cluster of Excellence. The main responsibility of the post holder is research data management in the Cluster as part of the Digital Research Environment (DRE).The DRE includes data management systems at the Bayreuth site and the four African partner universities, as well as privileged partner universities. The main tasks will be to coordinate the project consultations for data intake in Bayreuth and facilitate the cooperation with the colleagues at all Cluster sites.   

Your Responsibilities:

  • Finalisation of the WissKI@UBT system for research data management
  • Development and launch of website for the WissKI@UBT system
  • Improvement of WissKI data model


 Your Profile:

  • Preferably a university Master's degree in Digital Humanities or Data Science
  • In-depth experience with web development and modern web architecture  
  • IT Project management experience, preferably website relaunch experience
  • Experience with graph or non-relational databases
  • Very good communication skills (presentation, negotiation, explanation)
  • Experience working in project teams; good planning skills and a self-motivated, proactive attitude
  • Interpersonal/social skills and open-mindedness for working in an international environment
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • On-site presence in Bayreuth required


Additional Assets would be:

  • Desirable: Data modelling, semantic web experience
  • German or French language skills


What you can expect:

  • Modern working conditions in a creative work environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company health management
  • Constructive working atmosphere in a friendly, open-minded and international team
  • Compatibility of family and career


The University of Bayreuth values the diversity of its employees as an enrichment and is expressly committed to the goal of equal opportunities for all genders. Women are strongly encouraged to apply in this regard. Individuals who bring more diversity to the research and teaching profile of the University of Bayreuth are explicitly invited to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Club "Familie in der Hochschule e. V.", has successfully participated in the HRK audit "Internationalization of the University" and offers dual career support. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.


Your application

Please apply online via our Application Portal Uni Bayreuth with relevant application documents indicating Password "Project Technical".

The documents will be deleted after the position has been filled in accordance with data protection requirements.

For further inquiries, please contact: Prof. Dr. Mirco Schönfeld, mirco.schoenfeld@uni-bayreuth.de

Ph: ++49 (0) 921/55-4597