The Beilstein-Institut, located in Frankfurt am Main, is a non-profit scientific foundation, fostering the communication, collaboration and sharing of ideas between scientists through open science principles. To accomplish our ambitious objectives, the Beilstein-Institut has a team of highly qualified employees, whose expert knowledge and creativity is invaluable for the many interdisciplinary projects that we carry out.

We are looking to extend our current portfolio of open science projects by collaborating with the community on digital infrastructure projects in chemistry. If you have experience in developing tools and software for digital infrastructure for chemistry and are interested in this unique opportunity to directly contribute to an international project by working in conjunction with the InChI community while contributing to the goals of a long-standing non-profit organization, then we invite you to apply for the position of:


Cheminformatician (f/m/d)

Your Profile

  • you have a university degree (Masters/Diplom/PhD) in computer science, cheminformatics, or chemistry (but with demonstrated, very good programming skills and related experience)
  • professional experience in software development
  • profound knowledge of C and C++ required, knowledge of Java is preferable
  • experience with the embedment of chemical drawing editors like ChemDraw into IT data workflows is preferable
  • knowledge of chemical cartridges and chemical tool boxes (e.g. RDKit, CDK)
  • good communication skills and ability to discuss technical topics with non-developers
  • excellent command of English, both written and spoken
  • ability to work independently, accurately and in a well-structured way
  • you must be eligible to work and live in Germany

Your Tasks

  • further development of the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI)
  • integration of the InChI standard in the Beilstein-Institut projects (journals, databases, etc.)
  • detailed documentation of the programming developments
  • testing of extensions of the program with specially selected application examples
  • evaluation of the test results and improvement of the program
  • bug fixing and input of user needs regarding software development
  • collaboration and direct exchange between the InChI Trust, IUPAC and other organizations who are working to promote the InChI standard

We offer

  • A pleasant working atmosphere with reliable and competent colleagues, short decision-making processes and respectful interaction
  • A future-oriented workplace and a competitive salary with benefits of a regular, full-time employment contract, initially limited to 3 years
  • An employer in one of Germany’s most international, metropolitan cities, but with flexible options for partial remote work (within Germany) as well

Only applications containing the following information will be considered for review:

  • full curriculum vitae (without photo)
  • cover letter including your motivation for applying for this position, salary expectation, availability and description of how you fulfil the requirements listed in “Your Profile” above

Applicants are invited to send these application materials by
November 15th 2023

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