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Staff Scientist / PostDoc – Machine Learning for Scientific Applications


Are you a motivated PostDoc or seasoned Machine Learning Scientist looking to make a difference through cutting-edge AI research? Then this is the position for you! The Institute for Advanced Simulation-Data Analytics and Machine Learning (IAS-8) at Forschungszentrum Jülich is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of data science theory and application. Join our team and contribute to our exciting research. Our work focuses on deep learning challenges in collaboration with domain experts on and off campus. We currently explore remote sensing, microscopy, plant sciences, MRI, and more. Our mission is to not only create accurate solutions but also quantify uncertainties, analyze reliability, and strive towards explainability of AI solutions. You will have the opportunity to develop novel learning methods, investigate foundational models, devise efficient training schemes for large models on high-performance computers like JUWELS and the upcoming JUPITER at the Jülich Supercomputing Center. If you are passionate about AI research and eager to make a real-world impact, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Your Job:

  • Work on a wide range of computer vision and machine learning methods and applications focusing on the aspects outlined above, inspired by the needs of societally relevant applications, e.g. from neuro- or plant sciences
  • Advance our understanding of the underlying theory, as well as applicability to scientific applications, where explainability, interpretability, and reliability are as important as high accuracy
  • Supervise student projects at BSc, MSc, and PhD level
  • Work with experts at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) to run your algorithms/tools on large distributed computer systems
  • Write reports and research articles, as well as grant proposals, and regularly participate in international conferences to present your own work

Your Profile:

  • Masters and PhD degree in computer science (or a related field)
  • Rich experience in devising machine learning models, methods, and algorithms for computer vision and image processing
  • Scientific track record with publications at internationally renowned venues
  • Solid mathematical background, distinct analytical and numerical skills
  • Solid programming skills (e.g. Python, C++)
  • Excellent ability to cooperate with other sciences and to work as part of a team, interdisciplinary and cross-topical thinking
  • Very good communication skills
  • Very good English, both spoken and written. German language skills are not necessary but a plus
  • High motivation and work ethics

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • A world-leading, interdisciplinary and international research environment, providing state-of-the-art experimental equipment and versatile opportunities to grow as a curious researcher
  • Comprehensive training offers and individual opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Very good conditions for work-life balance and a family-friendly corporate policy
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to partly work from home
  • Full-time position, with the option of slightly reduced working hours, and 30 days of annual leave
  • Exploration and preparation of next career opportunities supported by our Career Center & Postdoc Office: https://www.fz-juelich.de/careercenter
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer: https://go.fzj.de/benefits

The position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible.

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Last Modified: 26.03.2024