Helmholtz Munich is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

Germany’s largest research organization, the Helmholtz Association, launched Helmholtz AI: This dedicated, interdisciplinary platform develops and promotes applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners. Its central unit is implemented at Helmholtz Munich.

Helmholtz Munich is globally recognized for innovations in data science and applied machine learning (ML), e.g. through its Computational Health Center (CHC) and by hosting the national platform Helmholtz AI. Helmholtz AI is a research-driven hub that develops and promotes applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for all Helmholtz centers in collaboration with its external and university partners.

Are you a forward-looking organizer with excellent management skills? To coordinate, implement and advance our activities we are inviting applications for a

Science Manager (f/m/x) 101819

Image Full time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your mission

The overall purpose of this job is to devise and execute a broad range of coordination activities within Helmholtz AI. As part of our central management unit, you will contribute to furthering our mission by managing our annual project call, supporting board meetings and running working groups within our community. You’ll be an integral part of our team in Munich and the national network. You will be sharing our enthusiasm for promoting ML and nurturing our friendly, cooperative environment where everyone’s contribution is valued.

We expect the successful candidate to develop this position and to tailor the comprehensive activities provided as an integral part of our interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment.

You will be

  • owning the annual Helmholtz AI project call and all associated activities, including networking with current grantees, further developing the call and ensuring a sustainable legacy of all projects;
  • providing strategic input and reliable operational structure for the governance of Helmholtz AI, e.g. for regular meetings of our boards and interest groups;
  • cultivating and stewarding interactions with various stakeholders;
  • supporting the running of the Helmholtz AI team, e.g. in recruiting and organization of events;
  • working in an agile environment that provides freedom to shape further projects and initiatives.

You have

  • a MSc-level university degree;
  • demonstrable experience in scientific project management;
  • attention to detail and the ability to diligently manage a broad range of different responsibilities in your own time;
  • excellent verbal and written fluency in English;
  • ability to work independently within an international team and environment.


  • a background in life, data or natural sciences and a PhD;
  • extra training in project management or agile techniques;
  • working knowledge and experience in using CMS (preferably TYPO3) and work management software (preferably Monday.com);
  • excellent written and verbal fluency in German.

What we offer you

continuous education & training Image
work-life balance Image
flexible working hours & working-time models Image
30 days annual leave Image
onsite health management service Image
Image home office options
Image on-site nursery & holiday care
Image elder care
Image company pension scheme
Image 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 research institutes, it offers a scientifically inspiring 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.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact
Mr. Dr. Christoph Feest, 089 3187‑43519, who will be happy to be of assistance.

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