Principal Investigator Machine Learning in Biomedicine (f/m/d)

H-elmholtz 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.

Helmholtz Zentrum München launches the Institute of AI for Health an emerging European hub for applied AI/ML to drive biomedical discovery and build solutions that transform the future of medicine.

We invite applications for

Principal Investigators
in Machine Learning in Biomedicine (f/m/d) 100377

We offer

  • a unique opportunity for scientific independence to establish yourself at the forefront of applied machine learning working with singular biomedical data sets
  • a generous start-up package (salary, positions, running costs) at the level of an ERC Starting Grant; positions are limited to five years, with access to the Tenure Option for Early Career Investigators
  • a dynamic, multicultural, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research environment in Munich, one of the world’s most liveable cities

You and your group will be embedded in the vibrant and thriving AI for Health community in Munich including ELLIS Munich (with the opportunity to join the ELLIS society), Helmholtz AI, the Institute of Computational BiologyHelmholtz Zentrum München and the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus.


Your profile: We encourage innovative PhD’s to put forward their original scientific proposal with a clear pathway to establishing themselves as drivers in the field. An outstanding track-record, a collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset, and first leadership experience puts you in an ideal position to benefit from and nurture our AI for Health environment. International as well as industry experience are considered an asset.

Please submit your cover letter, CV, list of publications (please highlight up to 3 with a brief explanation of their impact), your future research plan (3 pages max.) and contact details of three referees as a single PDF via our online submission system until January 24, 2021.


A virtual selection symposium including individual interviews is planned for the 8 and 9 February 2021.


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


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Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH) 
Helmholtz AI and Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg


Helmholtz Munich is a certified equal opportunity employer with a family-friendly research environment, dual-career opportunities and child-care facility on Campus that warmly welcomes applications from female scientists.

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