The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field. 

Computer scientist (f/m/d) - B.A or equivalent education

Code: 1784/2020/3

to support our technology platforms in the area of image and data analysis.

You are confident on the Linux command line; you like to solve tricky technical

problems and you want to be part of an international team of

scientists and data scientists working on the development of new therapies

for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases?

Then we are looking for you. Many challenging tasks await you!

Your tasks

  • Development of Linux shell scripts and Python scripts to automate data analysis, copy operations and application of AI algorithms.
  • Implementation and monitoring of long-term calculations on Linux-based computing clusters and workstations.
  • Support/training/assistance of scientific staff in the use of image and data analysis software: Imaris, ImageJ, Huygens Deconvolution, Genedata Screener, Columbus, CellProfiler
  • Deployment: Installation of the software, the software developed in our group on the computers of the end users (Mac and Windows)
  • Maintenance/administration of Windows image analysis PCs
  • Maintenance/administration of the servers of various web services (Huygens Deconvolution, Genedata Screener, Columbus…)
  • Internal billing of the services
  • Documentation


  • University degree (B.A.) in a subject related to computer science or alternatively training in a profession related to computer science and several years of sound professional experience
  • Programming knowledge in Linux Shell and Python
  • A high degree of service orientation
  • Interest in learning how to use various software packages for image and data analysis and training other employees in the use of these programs (ImageJ, CellProfiler, Imaris etc.)
  • Experience in the administration of Linux and Windows systems
  • Good language skills in English (required) and German (preferred)

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • Targeted personnel development
  • A full-time position, initially temporary limited to 2 years
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).




Contact details

Dr. Christoph Möhl

Working hours

Vollzeit, full-time

Contract length

zunächst 2 Jahre

Payment, social benefits

gemäß TVöD Bund

Application deadline


The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.