Quick facts

    • Basel
  • Part time
  • Recruitment


  • Computer science


  • Programmer

Apply by: 2023-02-12

IT specialist for the University Library Basel

Published 2023-01-24

The University Library Basel with its five locations is one of the most important public information centers in the region. With holdings of approximately 7.5 million books as well as e-books, specialist databases and journals, the library is one of the largest academic libraries in Switzerland. The historical collections date back to the 8th century, and thanks to comprehensive digitization efforts, it is making an increasing number of historical items available online. Being also the cantonal library of Basel-Stadt and open to the general public, the library fosters the dialogue between academia and society.
We are looking for support in our IT-Team.
The IT-Team is part of the Digital Services Department of the Library and responsible for the development and support of the digital infrastructures and services of the UB Basel for research and teaching, especially in the areas of data processing, digital cultural assets, digital scholarship and open science.

Your position

  • Development and support of the digital infrastructures with special focus on the requirements of research, teaching and the needs of a modern day academic library
  • Project work and project management
  • Communication and cooperation at national and international level

Your profile

  • Academic degree, preferably in informatics, computer science, business informatics or comparable subjects
  • Flexibility to take on a range of tasks and roles within the IT-Team, from user management to system support to application development
  • Knowledge of at least one modern programming language
  • Good working knowledge of German and English
  • Interest in research, teaching, open science and digital cultural heritage

We offer you

  • a diverse area of responsibilities in a dynamic university environment with great creative possibilities
  • a dedicated and innovative IT-Team with numerous opportunities for development
  • a workplace in the center of Basel, a city with an attractive cultural and social life
  • excellent working conditions and social benefits in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact
Are you interested? We look forward to receiving your complete online application by February 12th 2023 at the latest.
Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

For specific questions, feel free to contact:
Jürgen Enge
Head of UB-IT
University Library Basel
T: +41 61 207 31 13