[Comp-neuro] Head of the "Machine Learning Transfer Center"

Philipp Berens philipp.berens at uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Oct 17 12:08:55 CEST 2019

The Cluster of Excellence "Machine Learning: New Perspectives for 
Science" at the University of Tübingen offers a position as

Scientific Head of the central Cluster Facility "Scientific Transfer 
Center" (100%)

to be filled as soon as possible. The position is initially limited 
until December 31, 2025, with the option of a tenured position.

The Transfer Center will be a new facility of the Cluster of Excellence, 
intended to act as an interface between the Cluster and the various 
Departments of the University. The Scientific Head is going to promote 
the transfer of knowledge from the field of machine learning within the 
Cluster of Excellence to other Departments of the University and to help 
establishing links between scientific application domains and the 
research in the area of machine learning.


- To counsel scientific projects from a variety of disciplines on 
questions in the field of machine learning
- To develop prototypes for standard use cases of machine learning
- To initiate networking events between researchers in the field of 
machine learning and scientific application domains
- To develop a (small number of) special courses that introduce machine 
learning to doctoral students and scientists from other disciplines
- To supervise the other scientists employed at the Transfer Center

If you enjoy supporting scientific projects at the interface between 
machine learning and other fields of science, then this is the place for 
you. The position offers quite a lot of creative freedom. The 
opportunity to participate in publications is given, but is not the 
primary goal of the position. The Transfer Center will concentrate on 
the transfer of machine learning methods to other fields of science. 
Target persons are doctoral students and scientists from other 
disciplines. Teaching in Bachelor's or Master's degree programs and 
transfer to industry will explicitly not be the scope of the Transfer 


- A doctorate in machine learning or data science and a background in 
computer science, physics, mathematics or a similar field
- Good communication skills with different people
- You enjoy working on machine learning problems in different contexts. 
You are curious about research in various scientific disciplines
- Programming experience in the common languages (Python, R, C++)
- Experience in project management

Further information on the Cluster of Excellence can be found at 

Applications with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, 
copies of certificates, list of publications) are requested by November 
08, 2019 in electronic form (as a single PDF, not exceeding 5 MB) to the 
Central Office of the Cluster of Excellence 
(ml-in-science at uni-tuebingen.de). Please also direct any questions 
regarding this advertisement to the Central Office.

ml-in-science at uni-tuebingen.de - www.ml-in-science.uni-tuebingen.de

Prof. Dr. Philipp Berens
Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen
Excellence Cluster "Machine Learning - New Perspectives for Science"

phone: +49-7071-2988833

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