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Helmholtz Einstein International Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS)

Interdisciplinary Data Science Research in Berlin

The Helmholtz Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS) invites applications for PhD fellowships in a collaborative research environment across disciplinary borders. HEIBRiDS projects combine Data Science with applications in Molecular Medicine, Materials & Energy, Earth & Environment, Geosciences and Space & Planetary Research and topics belong to one or more of the following areas:

  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Data Management
  • High-throughput Data Analytics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Imaging 

Research will be conducted at one of the partner Helmholtz Centers in the Berlin region:

  • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
  • Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
  • German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
  • Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR

or the participating Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) partner universities:

  • Technische Universität Berlin (TU)
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU

If you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment, producing cutting-edge research, come and join our international community in Berlin, Germany! 

We offer

  • Cutting-edge research in data science under close supervision of a team of two mentors
  • Three-year fully-funded fellowships (E13 TVöD or TV-L), with a possibility of one-year contract extension
  • Integrated training curriculum of scientific and professional skills courses taught in English
  • Financial support for conferences and collaborations


To apply, a master's degree in quantitative sciences (Computer Science, Physics, Statistics or Mathematics) or related applied field (Bio- or Geoinformatics etc.), awarded by July 2020, is required.

Apply by February 7, 2020, via the online HEIBRiDS application portal. Please submit your CV, academic record, contacts of two referees, and motivation letter referring to one or two of the available doctoral projects. Detailed description of the available doctoral projects can be found here upon registration to the application portal

Successful candidates will start their PhD between July and October 2020.

For more information, visit our webpage:

We adhere to principles of responsible research, good scientific practice, openness and transparency, and are committed to setting a good example as a scientific environment where scientists can flourish and grow, independently of their national or ethnic background, functional variation, sex/gender identity/alignment/orientation, family configuration, or other such feature of their persons or contexts. 

Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification. 

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Berlin - Germany
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: E13 TVöD or TV-L
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th December 2019
Closes: 7th February 2020
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