Open Positions

If you are excited about working at the intersection of technology and data analysis, please check our open positions. Even if there is no open position for you, please drop us a note if you are interested in joining our team. We are always looking for software developers, economists, technology analysts or data analysts. 

Senior Web-Developer (m/w/d) in Jena or Leipzig / Germany

The research group „Technology Transfer Research“ at Jena University is focused on innovative collaboration systems for digital organisations. The group designs, develops and evaluates web-based information systems that improve the daily work of knowledge-workers.

We are looking for a Senior Web-Developer (m/w/d) at the earliest possible date.

Become member of the project „Nucleus“. We are developing a new tool that will give small organisations new opportunities for collaboration. Within the upcoming three years, we will build an open source solution that will improve the work satisfaction of many people.

Your tasks are:

  • accomplish well-defined development tasks
  • participate in idea creation and conceptual work for the software development process
  • code reviews and test driven development

Our requirements:

  • min. 3yrs development experiences within a JavaScript framework (we use Vue.js)
  • min. 3yrs development experiences within a web framework (we use Ruby on Rails)
  • interested in Ruby / Ruby on Rails (no practical experiences required)
  • desire for clean code and software craftsmanship
  • experiences with tools along the development cycle (we use Ubuntu, Gitlab, VS-Code/RubyMine)
  • a university degree and work permit

Our conditions:

  • you will become part of an open-minded team of experienced and skilled software developers applying a professional software development process
  • development hardware according to your desire
  • we are truly family-friendly team
  • working in Jena or in the heart of Leipzig, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Germany

Your contract:

Fixed-term contract until December 2022, starting as soon as possible. Salary according to TV-L E13 (around 50k p.a.). Full-time position. Part-time is possible.

Your application:

Please send your application and CV to


Two Junior Software Developer / Ruby-on-Rails / PHP (Student Position)

We are looking for two students (10 hours a week), who are interested in developing exciting, experimental software in a team.

You should meet the following requirements:

  • Enjoy web development and attractive web applications 
  • Proven development experience with a web framework (we use Ruby-on-Rails or PHP)
  • Experience with distributed source control and project management tools (we use Mercurial and Redmine)
  • Interest in Clean Code Development

You can expect:

  • Extensive experience in web development
  • Agile, result-oriented project management 
  • A combination of attractive design and sophisticated functionality
  • Cooperation with the Fraunhofer IMW in Leipzig

Please send your application (CV, short letter, GitHub account or similar) directly to


Incoming Fellow (DAAD / Marie Curie)

We act as a hosting institutions for a DAAD, Marie Curie or alternative scholarship programs. Give us a try, if your research topic is in the context of technology transfer, intellectual property markets, or similar aspects in the innovation system and you intend to apply for an incoming scholarship from DAAD or others. We need your CV and a motivation letter from you to get a first impression from the research program we might host.

We are currently looking to host researchers within the Marie Curie FellowshipExternal link 2014/2015. Please find detailed Information concerning the open position in the offical expression of interestExternal link.