DARIAH-EU Research associate/Developer

DARIAH, the Digital Research for the Arts and Humanities, seeks a (preferable PHP) developer based in our Berlin offices.

We are looking to complement our existing team with an experienced and motivated research associate/developer responsible for our work in European funded projects. This position will be situated at the DCO office in Berlin, hosted by the Centre Marc Bloch (CMB), Friedrichstrasse 191. In exceptional circumstances, we accept remote work but require travel to relevant meetings within the EU.


The ideal candidate:

 • has a Masters degree or higher

 • should be interested in an area of applied computing or information science (e.g. digital libraries, metadata, semantic web, information retrieval), and has software development skills (preferable in PHP) and a knowledge of a range of computing technologies of relevance to preservation systems, e.g. XML, databases, web services.

 • demonstrates strong understanding of user interface design, browser compatibility, accessibility/usability standards, industry best practices and conventions

 • has excellent communication and organizational skills with a proven ability to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts and stakeholders

 • has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team

 • is fluent in English (spoken & written), German or French would be an asset


What you get

 • working with a international team all over Europe

 • a nice office in the middle of Berlin

 • competitive salary

 • flexible working hours


Who we are

 DARIAH (http://dariah.eu/), the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, is a pan-­European Research Infrastructure, which aims to enhance and support digitally-enabled research and teaching across the humanities and arts.


On 15 August 2014, DARIAH was established as a European legal entity, the DARIAH-­ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium). The DARIAH-­ERIC has 17 member countries -­ Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Serbia. The DARIAH-­EU Coordination Office is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of DARIAH-EU. The DARIAH-EU Coordination Office is a distributed team with offices in Germany, France and The Netherlands. The key tasks of the DCO are to:

• provide high quality support to the DARIAH-EU Members, Observers and Cooperating Partners

• ensure the efficient and effective operation of the DARIAH-ERIC

• provide high quality communication within DARIAH-EU and to the wider digital arts and humanities research community in Europe and beyond


Context: “Humanities at Scale”, DESIR, PARTHENOS.

 Humanities at scale (http://dariah.eu/about/humanities-at-scale.html) is a Horizon 2020 funded project The aim of the project is to address limitations of the current model of sharing knowledge in DARIAH and of connecting the national activities in digital arts and humanities initiatives in Europe. It focuses on delivering a stronger core for DARIAH’s operations as well as on providing more resources for all communities within DARIAH. The duration of the project is from September 2015 – December 2017.


 Humanities at scale is followed by the project DESIR (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/207190_en.html) which will provide future sustainability for the DARIAH ERIC. The project will end in December 2019.


 (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/194932_en.htmlPARTHENOS aims at strengthening the cohesion of research in the broad sector of Linguistic Studies, Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History, Archaeology and related fields through a thematic cluster of European Research Infrastructures, integrating initiatives, e-infrastructures and other world-class infrastructures, and building bridges between different, although tightly, interrelated fields. The project will end in May 2019.


 Role: The post will require a combination of theoretical work, design and implementation of proof-of-concept tools and other software components and evaluation.

 • The candidate will have (co-)responsibility for software development within the Humanities at Scale and PARTHENOS projects and in particular for open data and information design. He/she will work in large-scale European team with other researchers and developers

 • he/she will gather and document business requirements by meeting with project members as well as other stakeholders

 • he/she will possess design experience and functional knowledge of the utilization of various web services standards (e.g. REST); design patterns (e.g. MVC), design methodologies (e.g. Agile\Scrum, etc.)


Principal duties:

 • Support the development of environments for open data and shareable methods for data-driven research

 • Execute distributed data and metadata design to share data and information across distributed sites

 • Take requirements and develop the technical design for assigned work as well as ensure proper usage

 • Follow the established processes, policies, standards and procedures

 • Conduct appropriate reviews on work as necessary. Present findings and offer solutions



 You will be appointed initially for one year on a salary similar to that expected in university or research institution. The contract could be renewed at the end of this period for joining other existing European funded projects. The actual salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience, but is expected to be in the range of 34,000 € – 48,000 € per year for a full-time position. The appointment is expected to be effective from March 2017.


Application Procedure

If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV and a cover letter, addressed to the Board of Directors, here: info_[at]_dariah.eu


For enquiries, please send an email to Marco Raciti: marco.raciti_[at]_dariah.eu




 The deadline for applications is 6 March 2017.