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

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Computational Biology



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Starting date:

09.04.2019



Job description:

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 conceptlead the implementation of the governance and operational processesoverview the budget of HAICU Central´s financesmanage, develop and motivate a team of group leaders and professors, scientific coordinators and AI consultantsoversee and continuously optimize support processes, workflows and toolscommunicate 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 disciplinesstrong 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 advantagemarketing 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 three 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.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0154

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