Research Associate in Digital Lexicography and Research Software Engineering - Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

31 Oct 2021 - 00:00

Research Associate (m/f/d) with focus on Digital Lexicography and Research Software Engineering

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz is looking for a Research Associate (m/f/d) 1.0 EG 13 TV-L with a focus on Digital Lexicography and Research Software Engineering to start as soon as possible and initially for a limited period of 3 years.

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz is a Germany-wide association of scholars and at the same time a funding institution for research projects in the humanities, social sciences and musicology. In the Digital Academy, an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and humanities scholars works on research into new methods, models and technologies for the analysis and publication of research data in the humanities, as well as on the development of sustainable software and infrastructure components, e.g. within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).


  • Research and development tasks in the field of lexicographic research applications, e.g. in the Academy project "Digitales Familiennamenwörterbuch Deutschlands" ( and other research projects

  • Evaluation, implementation and maintenance of generic computational linguistic services, architecture and development of web-based APIs, modelling and linking of lexicographic systems to Linked Data applications

  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with national and international research teams

  • Presentations at national and international conferences and publication of research software and work results on relevant platforms


  • Completed university studies

  • Experience in web-based software development and system architecture

  • Very good knowledge of current web technologies (PHP 7, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, databases)

  • Very good knowledge of lexicographic research data standards and XML technologies (XPath, XSLT, XQuery, XML databases)

  • Knowledge of extension and API programming with the content management framework TYPO3 (can be built up in parallel with work)


  • Creative design and development opportunities in an innovative non-university research institution with an international perspective

  • Time for (further) development of own open source projects

  • Participation in scientific conferences and technology events

  • Professional digital workflows, tools and methods for joint work organisation (CI/CD, virtualisation, automation)

  • Opportunities for further qualification (e.g. through certifications etc.)

  • Very good workplace equipment, technical equipment for home office, family friendliness and coaching offers. Flexible cooperation in a friendly and always helpful team

The Academy is committed to increasing the proportion of female academics in research and therefore strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified women. Please send applications exclusively in electronic form (a PDF file) with informative documents by 31.10.2021 to:

Generalsekretär der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 2 55131 Mainz