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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.

News on the Corona pandemic: We continue to recruit and are looking exactly for you. To this end, we have adapted our recruitment process to ensure the greatest possible health protection for both our applicants and our employees. After successfully reviewing your application documents, we will invite you to a friendly video call or telephone interview, no special devices needed. Here we simulate a face-to-face interview situation in order to get to know you better. Fight with us against the spread of environmentally related diseases and apply now.

The Helmholtz Center Munich is globally recognized for innovations in data science and applied machine learning (ML), e.g. through the Institute of Computational Biology (ICB) and Helmholtz AI. To further strengthen ML method development, we are setting up a close integration with the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). For the coordination and implementation of ELLIS activities at our center we are inviting applications for a

Science Manager - ELLIS network (f/m/d) 2020/0085

The overall purpose of this job is to manage a broad range of ELLIS-related work streams and network activities. You will serve as a point of reference, ensuring particularly integration with current ML-initiatives. You are joining a growing team at Helmholtz AI and ICB, in the dynamic, open and international environment at Helmholtz Munich. 

You will be

  • managing a broad range of workstreams centred around ramping-up and extending ELLIS activities
  • liaising with partners in the ELLIS network and coordinating communication and joint initiatives, e.g. funding lines and international exchange and visitor programmes
  • providing strategic and operational structure for ELLIS activities at Helmholtz Munich, e.g. regular meetings of the steering and management boards
  • cultivating and stewarding interactions with various stakeholders, e.g. Helmholtz AI and the ICB as well as local universities
  • organizing, delivering and evaluating various scientific initiatives and events (e.g. exchange and visiting programmes, hackathons and network meetings)
  • contributing to third-party fundraising and post-award management 
  • enjoying freedom to shape initiatives  
  • sharing our enthusiasm for promoting ML and nurturing our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone’s contribution is valued
  • working in an agile environment

You have

  • a MSc-level university degree in life, computer or natural science; a data science background and a PhD are considered plusses
  • experience in science management
  • breadth of interest in the research areas of the Helmholtz Association and in Artificial Intelligence
  • analytical and critical thinking skills to identify key considerations for a given issue or project
  • initiative and imagination
  • a collaborative, confident and creative approach
  • attention to detail and the ability to diligently manage a broad range of different responsibilities in your own time
  • the ability to interact with representatives of the scientific community and administrators at all levels of seniority
  • strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • excellent verbal and written fluency in English
  • very good working knowledge of MS-Office applications; experience with or affinity for project management software is a plus

We offer you

  • a challenging and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas 
  • the opportunity to get things moving
  • extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures
  • a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of: 
    • flexible working hours
    • in-house health management
    • a nursery directly at the campus
    • "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 an intellectually stimulating environment. 

Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal we endorse a system of equal opportunities. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.

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

The position is (initially) limited to two years.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact  Meike-Jana Kalb on 089 3187-3996, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

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.