Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Germany's largest research organization, the Helmholtz Association, launches Helmholtz AI: This dedicated, interdisciplinary platform will develop and promote applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners. Its central unit is currently being implemented at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Helmholtz AI's mission is to leverage the large data sets generated within the Helmholtz Association's many research fields, health being a major application area. We offer you the unique opportunity to address questions with a high societal impact with your data analysis expertise.

To join our growing team, we are inviting applications for

Helmholtz AI Consultants (Health)

full time


Graduates, Professionals

You will develop AI-based analytics for the unique data sets generated by researchers across the Helmholtz Association, with a focus on health applications. You will also 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
  • apply, adapt and disseminate emerging AI methods to solve concrete research questions
  • network with AI experts and within the budding Helmholtz AI
  • (on personal initiative) regularly participate in international conferences to present your own work and learn about state-of-the-art AI methods and their applications

Your qualifications

  • experience and track record in AI and applied machine learning, ideally combined with a specific background or interest in healthcare or biology
  • a master or PhD degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or another field related to data science
  • experience implementing data science projects in Python or R, experience in software development is a plus
  • a systematic way of working, preferably with experience in multidisciplinary projects
  • an open and curious mindset with a strong team spirit

What we offer you

  • continuous education & training
  • work-life balance
  • flexible working hours and time off in lieu
  • 30 days annual leave
  • on-site health management service
  • mobile work
  • on-site nursery
  • elder care
  • company pension scheme
  • discounted public transport ticket

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 world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

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

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TVEntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 2 years.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age until 31.01.2021. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

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.

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

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz AI
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg near Munich

Award for excellent gender equality policy for women and men. Helmholtz Zentrum München is particularly committed to promoting professional equality between women and men. It therefore aims to increase the proportion of the underrepresented sex in the respective field.

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 40 000 people currently work in its 19 scientifictechnical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 4.7 billion Euros.