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Science Manager - ELLIS Network

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Location: Munich, Neuherberg - Germany
Salary: €4,700 to €5,900
£3,964.45 to £4,976.65 converted salary* monthly
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd June 2020
Expires: 22nd August 2020

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The Helmholtz Center Munich is globally recognized for innovations in data science and applied machine learning (ML), e.g. through the Institute of Computational Biology (ICB) and Helmholtz AI. To further strengthen ML method development, we are setting up a close integration with the European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). For the coordination and implementation of ELLIS activities at our center we are inviting applications for a

Science Manager - ELLIS network (f/m/d) 2020/0085

The overall purpose of this job is to manage a broad range of ELLIS-related work streams and network activities. You will serve as a point of reference, ensuring particularly integration with current ML-initiatives. You are joining a growing team at Helmholtz AI and ICB, in the dynamic, open and international environment at Helmholtz Munich.

You will be

  • managing a broad range of workstreams centred around ramping-up and extending ELLIS activities
  • liaising with partners in the ELLIS network and coordinating communication and joint initiatives, e.g. funding lines and international exchange and visitor programmes
  • providing strategic and operational structure for ELLIS activities at Helmholtz Munich, e.g. regular meetings of the steering and management boards
  • cultivating and stewarding interactions with various stakeholders, e.g. Helmholtz AI and the ICB as well as local universities
  • organizing, delivering and evaluating various scientific initiatives and events (e.g. exchange and visiting programmes, hackathons and network meetings)
  • contributing to third-party fundraising and post-award management
  • enjoying freedom to shape initiatives
  • sharing our enthusiasm for promoting ML and nurturing our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone’s contribution is valued
  • working in an agile environment

You have

  • a MSc-level university degree in life, computer or natural science; a data science background and a PhD are considered plusses
  • experience in science management
  • breadth of interest in the research areas of the Helmholtz Association and in Artificial Intelligence
  • analytical and critical thinking skills to identify key considerations for a given issue or project
  • initiative and imagination
  • a collaborative, confident and creative approach
  • attention to detail and the ability to diligently manage a broad range of different responsibilities in your own time
  • the ability to interact with representatives of the scientific community and administrators at all levels of seniority
  • strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • excellent verbal and written fluency in English
  • very good working knowledge of MS-Office applications; experience with or affinity for project management software is a plus

What we offer you?
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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. Curious? Apply now by using the 'Apply' button. If you have further questions, simply contact Meike-Jana Kalb on +49 89 3187-3996, who will be happy to be of assistance.

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