As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

Germany’s largest research organization, the Helmholtz Association, is expanding its applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. It is putting together the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (HAICU), a cross-center unit based at the Helmholtz Zentrum München. Researchers at HAICU will develop AI−powered solutions for applications in all research areas funded by the Helmholtz Association. They will generate novel insights from the vast, complex and heterogeneous amounts of data of digitized research produced from all Helmholtz centers, implement these in situ and help solve real world problems.

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We are recruiting a Public Relations (PR) Manager to plan, manage and deliver the PR strategy of HAICU.

Public Relations Manager for the Central unit of the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (f/m/d) 2019/0161

You will

  • plan, develop and implement all public relation campaigns and activities within HAICU (e. g. develop and maintain HAICU webpage and carry on an active public outreach) and represent HAICU as first point of contact for the media
  • research and process of specialist information for various channels
  • organize and promote various scientific events (e.g., video conferences and online talks, Helmholtz Association internal and external workshops and conferences, hackathons, collaborative network meetings, visiting researchers program)
  • establish public relation events (like popular scientific discourses)
  • research conferences and other events

You have

  • degree in media or communication sciences or a comparable education; a solid data science and/or life- or natural sciences background would be an advantage
  • proven experience in journalism or public relations, event management, communication and various outreach channels
  • an outstanding attention to detail and the ability to manage a broad range of different responsibilities
  • excellent written and spoken command of English and German as well as the ability to interact with the scientific community at different levels
  • self-motivation with strong team spirit and network thinking
  • an independent, self-reliant and systematic way of working
  • strong communication and inter-personal skills

Our Offer

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the German public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years, the possibility of a longer-term perspective exists.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. Applications from women are welcome. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Deadline for application: May 27th, 2019

For more information please contact

Dr. Anna Sacher
Phone: +49/89 3187-2926

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Computational Biology
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 40 000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 4.7 billion Euros.