Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft - Structural & Electronic Surface Dynamics group (https://pc.fhi-berlin.mpg.de/sesd/)
The Fritz Haber Institute (FHI) in Berlin-Dahlem is one of the oldest and most renowned re-search institutes within the Max Planck Society (MPG), Germany's most successful scientific organization. At the FHI, researchers from all over the world are engaged in basic research in the field of chemical physics at interfaces and surfaces, catalysis research and molecular physics.
Student assistant position: Development of a metadata standard for materials spectroscopy data
Your task is to develop a metadata standard and representation for the data generated in ARPES and related experiments. The outcome will be integrated into our existing platform and used to create a machine-readable online archive to be used for developing data-driven approaches to understanding band structure data (see a demo entry).
The project aims to reach a broad community of photoemission scientists through a unifying metadata standard based on the HDF5/NeXus data structure. The metadata standard and its demo use cases will be featured on a website currently under construction, and the student assis-tant will be actively involved in curating the website and the community discussion. The assistant will also play a role in developing the relevant APIs and visualization methods for interacting with multidimensional ARPES data, with the support of scientists and data scientists in the group and the department at FHI.
The applicant should have attended or be enrolled in a university-level course in Computer science, Physics, Mathematics or closely related fields. Candidates with a strong background in at least one of the following areas are preferred:
Handling of large datasets
Knowledge of databases or experience in web development
What we offer:
The position is initially limited to a 6 months part-time (60 h/month) contract, which may be extended upon review of the project status. The hourly wage is EUR 12.00 for undergraduate students and EUR 13.95 for students holding a bachelor's degree.