Research assistant for scientific consulting in the field of machine learning

Updated: about 3 hours ago

Your Job:

You will support IAS-9`s data science and machine learning activities, working in a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic data scientists, software developers, and domain scientists. Your responsibilities will be:

  • Supervise scientific projects from a variety of scientific and engineering research areas with questions in AI, machine learning, and data mining
  • Project-based interaction with data-savvy domain scientists
  • Development and implementation of concepts for a "voucher system" for consulting, a system for the mediation and support of scientific tandems and a helpdesk for more general questions and problems in the context of ML & AI.

Your Profile:

  • Completed university degree (master`s degree or equivalent) and, if applicable, doctorate in data science, computer science, mathematics, engineering or equivalent
  • Extensive research and practical experience in data analytics, data mining, machine learning, and deep learning (demonstrated by, e.g., the dissertation, publications in peer-reviewed journals, or open source projects)
  • Very good practical programming skills (e.g., Python, Java, Julia, R, C/C++) and related libraries as well as solid experience in HPC/GPU environments and open source software development (demonstrated by e.g. the dissertation, publications in peer-reviewed journals or open source projects)
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present complex issues in a didactic way (demonstrated by e.g. teaching experience or supervising student work)
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Willingness to regular business trips within the Rhine-Ruhr area

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 large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • The opportunity to conduct exciting research in an international and multidisciplinary environment with excellent infrastructure and to strengthen your reputation in a dynamic and highly active research field
  • A creative working environment in a leading research institution, located on an attractive research campus of TZA Aachen https://go.fzj.de/TZA and Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • An extensive range of further training opportunities
  • Extensive occupational health management and a variety of sports activities (e.g. beach volleyball court, running groups, yoga classes, and much more)
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy supported by our Equal Opportunities Bureau
  • Flexible working hours in a full-time position (39 hours/week) with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Targeted offers for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year)


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

You will be initially employed until 14.11.2026 with the possibility of a longer-term perspective. Salary and social security benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13, depending on your current qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to you.

To apply, please submit a complete CV, letter of motivation, university degree records and certificates.

We particularly welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds (e.g. regardless of age, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation/identity, as well as social, ethnic, and religious background). We strive to offer a diverse and inclusive working environment in which people enjoy equal opportunities and are able to fulfill their potential.



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