Computer Scientist or Physicist

 The Max-Planck-Institute for Physics (MPP) in Munich participates in many international projects in particle and astroparticle physics, see for further details. Together with the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) at Garching, the institute operates locally and internationally networked computing and storage services. Part of the services is used as a Tier-2 centre within the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG), see The institute invites applications for the position of a computer scientist or physicist (m/f/d) to join the MPP team, working in close collaboration with the MPCDF.

Your tasks

  • Procurement, installation and operation of hard- and software components of Linux clusters and storage systems
  • Support of data management for MPP‘s scientific projects
  • Supervision of the middleware layer for integration into the WLCG

Your profile

  • University degree in computer science or physics (Master, diploma, or equivalent)
  • Several years of experience with large software projects
  • Profound skills in programming languages such as perl, python and unix shell
  • Experience with the operation of Linux clusters including virtualization and Linux containers
  • Good communication capabilities, willingness to acquire new skills, flexibility, and a team oriented working style
  • Good mastery of the English language (project language is partially English), basic knowledge of German or the willingness to acquire it

Our offer

  • Temporary employment for an initial period of two years (extension possible)
  • Remuneration according to TVöD (Bund) depending on qualifications and experience
  • Full-time 39 hours/week (part-time employment is also possible)
  • Challenging and varied tasks in an international research project
  • Extensive training and very good opportunities for continuing education
  • Support in arranging childcare options
  • Very good connections to public transport and discounts on the Munich public transport system and Deutsche Bahn

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Queries may be directed to Dr John Kennedy () and Dr Stefan Kluth (). Information about the MPCDF may be found on the internet at

Your application

Please send your complete written application by September 15, 2022 electronically to .

Max Planck Institute for Physics 
(Werner Heisenberg Institute)
Personnel department
Föhringer Ring 6 
80805 München

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