Science Manager of the Central Unit of Helmholtz AI (f/m/d)

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

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Helmholtz AI

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


Contract time limit:


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.

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) 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, at the Helmholtz Center Munich.

For the establishment, coordination and implementation at our center we are inviting applications for a

Science Manager of the Central Unit of Helmholtz AI (f/m/d)

Job Description

To cover the maternity leave of one of our employees, we will need additional support limited to one year (starting as soon as possible).

The overall purpose of this job is to manage a broad range of workstreams and funding lines, coordinating advisory and other boards and overseeing quality management. On these matters you will serve as a point of reference to the Helmholtz AI team and researchers across the whole Helmholtz Association. You are joining a growing unit, in a dynamic, open and international environment.

You will be

managing a broad range of workstreams, most importantly Helmholtz AI Project Calls (e.g. from overseeing the review processes of proposals to ensuring efficient reporting) and the Helmholtz AI Voucher System (e.g. from establishing the project management and assignment of requests to the monitoring of running projects), establishing and upholding quality management guidelines providing strategic and operational structure for the governance of Helmholtz AI, e.g. for regular meetings of the Steering Board and the Scientific Advisory Board cultivating and stewarding interactions with various stakeholders, e.g. the Helmholtz AI Local Units and the Helmholtz Association’s Head Officesupporting the organization in the delivery and evaluation of various scientific events for Helmholtz AI (e.g. hackathons, network meetings, workshops as well as international conferences) sharing our enthusiasm for promoting AI and nurturing our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone’s contribution is valued

You have

a MSc-level university degree in life, computer or natural science; a data science background and a PhD are considered plussesexperience in scientific project management; experience in quality management is considered a plusbreadth of interest in the research areas of the Helmholtz Association and in Artificial Intelligenceanalytical and critical thinking skills to identify key considerations for a given issue or projecta collaborative and creative approachattention to detail and the ability to diligently manage a broad range of different responsibilities in your own timethe ability to interact with representatives of the scientific community and administrators at all levels of senioritystrong communication, presentation and interpersonal skillsexcellent verbal and written fluency in English and Germanvery good working knowledge of MS-Office applications; experience with or affinity for project management software is a plus

We offer you

a stimulating and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas the opportunity to get things movingextensive and goal-orientated professional development measuresa good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:
flexible working hoursin-house health managementa nursery directly at the campus"Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options

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 one year (to cover a maternity leave), the possibility of a longer-term perspective exists.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact  Meike-Jana Kalb on +49 89 31873996, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2020/0014