Scientific activities / projects

Development of novel approaches in machine learning for small and noisy data

Starting date


Duration of contract

3 years


up to the German TVöD 14

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

The new DLR Institute for Data Science in Jena is establishing a machine learning group. The holder of this position will develop methods in machine learning, especially in deep learning, independent of their specific application.

Your tasks include:

  • literature research with the goal of critically assessing new experimental and theoretical methods and applying them to our applications; assessing possible problems, difficulties, and disadvantates and derive new approaches and solutions
  • identification of new fields of research under consideration of applications within DLR
  • application of existing machine learning approaches to problems within DLR
  • management and organization of research projects
  • examination of existing machine learning methods for low-resource conditions
  • development of approaches for noisy data, anomaly detection, and uncertainty modeling
  • development of methods for quality assurance in machine learning models (e.g. assessment of robustness with adversarial examples)
  • experiments to validate the developed methods
  • evaluation and interpretation of experimental results under comparison of various methods
  • implementation in prototypical algorithms
  • thorough documentation for scientific users with a special focus on researchers in other domains
  • presentation and discussion of results at national and international conferences
  • publication of results at suitable venues
  • individual organization of research and development tasks

Your qualifications:

  • University degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related fields
  • Ph.D. in the corresponding area desired
  • strong background in machine learning, artificial intelligence, or related fields
  • long-term experience in research projects
  • scientific publications in relevant venues
  • excellent English language skills
  • experience in the acquisition, coordination, and execution of research projects is an asset

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr. Anna Kruspe
Institute for Data Science

Phone: +49 3641 30960-127

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