Posted: 28. 9. 2019

Database developer and manager in environmental sciences

Institute of Hydrobiology

Employment contract




Job description:

The Institute of Hydrobiology BC CAS closely connected with the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, is seeking a highly motivated team member for the position of database developer and manager, to provide support in the development and maintenance of ecological databases. Work will be focused on the creation and improvement of existing databases and (meta)data curation. The successful candidate should also act as a bridge between existing IT department and scientific staff. The position is highly suitable for a person who appreciates creative work and novel challenges.

The person will be responsible for:
• Maintenance and development of databases
• Design and implementation of data ingestion pipelines
• Data quality control
• Development of basic graphical user interfaces for data access
• Management of computational server (Debian)


Bachelor degree

Computer science, statistics, IT, mathematics or ecology with a strong quantitative component



Other requirements:

Key qualifications, skills and experience required:
• Proven experience with data curation
• Proficiency in Structured Query Language (SQL) including PostGIS
• Knowledge of programming language and environment
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Enthusiastic about working in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment

Other preferred qualifications:
• Advanced in work on Linux based OS
• Knowledge of Git or similar code versioning tool
• Knowledge of the R/Python programming language and environment
• Knowledge of ecological metadata standards and databases, e.g. EML, LTER, KNB, …
• Adherence of FAIR data principles


• The opportunity to participate in unique scientific projects
• Competitive and motivating salary
• Start-up money will be provided to cover equipment and travel costs
• Professional growth
• 5 weeks of holiday
• Friendly international working environment
• Subsidized lunch
• Benefits from Social Fund
• Support of leisure time activities

Additional information:

Other comments:

Foreign applicants will receive full support in transferring to the Czech Republic. Knowledge of Czech is not required but the successful applicant will be offered support to take up language courses and reach a basic level of proficiency.
The position is initially for a two-year period with a possibility for extension based on funding circumstances. The position also requires a three-month probation period.

If interested, please submit in the application:
1) Cover letter outlining your skills and interest in the position
2) CV including full publication list
3) Copies of relevant diplomas
4) Contact details for 3 references