IT specialist (m/f/d)

of the Modellfabrik Papier for the development of a digital twin of paper production

As an IT specialist, your mission is to successfully implement the FOREST project (Framework for Resource, Energy, Sustainibility Treatment in Paper Production) as project coordinator and staff member together with the consortium partners from industry and science in the coming years.

You will also work on future strategic digitisation projects within the framework of the research work of the Model Factory Paper, such as the development of a digital database structure for the networking and evaluation of research data.

You are the digital contact person in a fast-growing, innovative and dynamic research project for sustainable paper production.

Your mission

Your tasks

  • Project coordination of the FOREST joint project
  • Development of the use cases with industry and science for the digital twin
  • Integration of the future requirements from the research work of the Modellfabrik Papier
  • Collaboration on the development and digital implementation of the open reference implementation, as well as white and grey boxes
  • Ensuring that the use cases are taken into account in the reference architecture of the digital twin
  • Analysis and evaluation of the pilot
  • Drawing up the requirements for the future research database of the Modellfabrik Papier
  • Identification of future, new IT projects

Completed training as an IT specialist for data science, system integration, application development

Completed studies in business informatics, economics with a focus on IT

  • Pleasure in developing new IT solutions in the context of sustainable paper production
  • Independent and self-reliant way of working
  • Personality that is dynamic and willing to learn
  • Ability to work in a team, organisational skills, communication skills, personal responsibility, reliability
  • Experience with modelling software tools such as Matlab an advantage
  • Initial experience in IT project coordination welcome

Your profile

What we offer

  • A varied and challenging job in a research institution that represents the hub between science and industry in the paper sector
  • An innovative and dynamic working environment with your own creative freedom
  • The opportunity to play a significant role in shaping sustainable paper production.
  • The possibility of mobile working and flexitime arrangements as a basis for family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • A full-time, permanent position
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits based on the TVöD-Bund [E13].

Equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/d) is part of our personnel policy.


The Modellfabrik Papier will be built on the site of the Innovation Quarter at the Dueren railway station. Construction will start at the end of 2023.
The offices are currently located in the CO_SPACE.DN in the Pleußmühle in Düren.

Modellfabrik Papier GmbH
August-Klotz-Straße 21
52349 Düren

Application documents to be submitted

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Meaningful cover letter
  • References
  • Desired starting date
  • Desired salary
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Further information

We look forward to receiving your application

Your contact person:

Peter Bekaert