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, launches Helmholtz AI:
This dedicated, interdisciplinary platform will compile, develop, foster, and promote applied artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods nationwide for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners. Its central unit is currently being implemented in Munich, one of Germany's major hubs for applied AI/ML, at the Helmholtz Center Munich.

With Helmholtz AI, the Helmholtz Association now has the unique opportunity to leverage its broad and large data sets across many fields with analysis expertise to answer questions with societal impact, with health being a major application area.

To join our growing team of Helmholtz AI Consultants, we are inviting applications for a number of positions of

Helmholtz AI Consultants (f/m/d) 2020/0063

We are interested in receiving applications from people with a master or PhD degree who want to address important AI/ML questions in our creative, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment.

Successful candidates will develop, implement, and refine AI-based methods for the unique data sets generated by researchers across the Helmholtz Association; AI Consultants will therefore get a broad overview of diverse application areas and solve scientific questions. You will play a crucial role in achieving our long-term goal of facilitating open access to and application of AI/ML expertise through interdisciplinary collaboration.

You will

  • be a foundational and fundamental part of one of the biggest AI initiatives in Germany
  • develop, expand, and implement AI methods to solve concrete, multifaceted research questions
  • identify, adapt, apply, and disseminate emerging AI methods to tackle previously intractable scientific questions
  • liaise with your fellow AI Consultants, interact with local AI experts and the budding Helmholtz AI platform nationally, and learn about the latest developments in machine learning and data analytics
  • work in close collaboration with world-renowned domain experts on highly relevant scientific projects
  • regularly participate in international conferences to present your own work, and to discuss state-of-the-art AI methods and their applications

You have

  • broad experience and track record in AI and applied machine learning, ideally combined with a domain specific background or interest
  • a master or PhD degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or another field related to data science
  • curiosity and network thinking
  • interest and/or experience in multidisciplinary projects
  • a proactive mindset, a strong team spirit, and a systematic way of working

What we offer you

A stimulating and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative. With the help of extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures and career-building programmes we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes, it offers a scientifically inspiring environment.

Your scientific career is important to us, that’s why this position provides the opportunity for you to build specialist knowledge and collect significant professional experience.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited until 31.12.2022, but under certain circumstances, an extension can be arranged.

To further increase the share of women we very much welcome the respective applications. As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity and support women with e.g. mentoring programs, a dedicated training program for women’s career development and family support offers, such as holiday care for schoolchildren. 

Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Meike-Jana Kalb on +49 89 3187-3996, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application. Please send your application (in English) in a single PDF file – including cover letter, CV and contact details of at least two references.

Meike-Jana Kalb

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz AI
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.