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Early Stage Researcher (PhD student or PostDoc) (f/m/d) specializing in explainability, robustness and uncertainty of AI systems in medicine
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing into the health sector where increasing implementation of AI in various medical settings will have a major impact on patient care: AI-enabled tools offer the attractive prospect of enabling healthcare professionals to find solutions for complex problems in a time-efficient manner. AI systems do entail economic and social benefits, but they also bear risks. The PTB is working towards minimising these risks by providing a sound basis for trustworthy AI systems.
To reinforce our interdisciplinary team in AI research for the duration of 3 years starting by
1 June 2021, we are looking for:
10 Early Stage Researchers (PhD students or PostDocs)
specializing in explainability, robustness and uncertainty of AI systems in medicine
Remuneration group 13 TVöD Bund (100% for postdocs, 85% for PhD students)
Employment will be either in Braunschweig [BS] or in Berlin [B], depending on the particular project.
Research projects to choose from:
You will perform your research as part of our interdisciplinary team and linked to partners from academia within a framework program (curriculum in English) that fosters interdisciplinary exchange and pooling of knowledge.
We are looking for highly motivated, inquisitive, enthusiastic, and resultoriented candidates with an excellent academic record who
hold a master‘s degree with a grade above average in a relevant scientific discipline as identified in the project descriptions
have prior research experience in a field relevant for the respective project (if applying for a postdoc position)
work well-structured independently as well as in a team
have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English
are apt to write and present scientific papers
are willing to travel between the sites of PTB and to other locations in Germany and abroad
are eligible for a work permit for Germany
A one-week summer school for cross-project familiarization with the overarching topic
Intensive PhD supervision by an interdisciplinary team
Excellent national and international connections
A position at one of the world’s leading research institutions with an excellent infrastructure
Remuneration in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for the public service (at the federal level) including special annual payments and capital forming benefits
For further information related to these positions, please contact:
Dr. D. Auerbach, phone: 0531 592-3102, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr. H. Rabus, phone: 030 3481-7054, e-mail: email@example.com.
PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.
Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support, in particular, the compatibility of work and family life. Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to online interviews taking place between 15th and 31st March 2021. The interviews consist of two parts: The first part includes the actual interview as well as a presentation in which the applicants summarize a publication selected from this list and a subsequent technical discussion. In the second part, bilateral discussions take place with the scientists responsible for the projects.
Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application that includes:
Applicants for postdoc positions please also include:
names and contact details of at least 2 references
Please use our online application form uploading the enclosures as a single PDF file in the order given above. Alternatively, you may also post your application to the following address:
Referat "Personal" Kennziffer 21-233-P
Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via email.
Applications can be submitted from 15 February 2021 until 8 March 2021.