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.

The 'Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit' (HAICU) will be the unique chance for the Helmholtz Association to reach an international leadership position in applied AI by combining AI-based analytics with Helmholtz’ unique research questions and data sets. HAICU will significantly enrich the Helmholtz Association in terms of applied AI. It will bring together scientists from all centers, provide support in their needs and thereby will foster transdisciplinary and ground-breaking research.

HAICU will be structured in a wheel-and-spoke model, with an interdisciplinary international visible central unit located at Helmholtz Zentrum München and strong local units at five other Helmholtz centers. For the establishment, coordination and implementation of HAICU Central at our center we are searching for an Operations Director.

Operations Director for the Central unit of the Helmholtz Artificial Intelligence Cooperation Unit (f/m/d) 2019/0154

You will

  • lead the establishment, coordination and implementation of the HAICU Central´s scientific concept
  • lead the implementation of the governance and operational processes
  • overview the budget of HAICU Central´s finances
  • manage, develop and motivate a team of group leaders and professors, scientific coordinators and AI consultants
  • oversee and continuously optimize support processes, workflows and tools
  • communicate regularly with Helmholtz stakeholders and develop strategic partnerships with universities, research institutes or industry

You have

  • a Master's and Doctorate degree in Business Administration with strong background in Natural Sciences/Computer Sciences or similar disciplines
  • strong interest and proven experience in science management as well as a deep understanding of project management and process improvement methodologies; a solid data science background would be an advantage
  • marketing experience and networking excellence
  • outstanding communication skills in English and German and the ability to communicate strategic directions to the teams and executives

  • a visionary personality with high leadership, coaching and analytical skills, work results driven and in an entrepreneurial way of thinking

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 public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Deadline for application: May 27th, 2019

Dr. Anna Sacher
Phone: 089 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.