We are looking for a scientist with a focus on data science, ideally with a background in chemistry or a comparable discipline. The position is offered either as a fulltime scientist or as a doctoral position.
Scientist (F/M/D) Department of Sensory Analytics

Your Tasks
Your tasks will revolve around data scientific analysis of molecular data, with one potential focus on human sensory phenomena. The scientific focus of your work will be the structuring, augmentation and algorithmic evaluation of experimentally obtained molecular data. For this, you will employ methods of machine learning, especially information retrieval and extraction, artificial neural networks and semantic analysis. Among your tasks will be the adoption and development of algorithms for the specific needs of sensory or physiologically relevant molecular data, and the specification of data quality standards that meet both experimental and data scientific requirements. Your activities in the context of industrial cooperation and public funded projects will range from contracting and project acquisition to experimental implementation, evaluation and presentation of results, which are expected to be published in scientifically relevant peer-reviewed journals.

What we expect from you

You must have a university degree in Sciences or Engineering, preferably with a focus on computer science or chemistry. You must bring experience of working with data-scientific tools and methods and you must be comfortable and confident in solving problems by writing your own code. You should have an analytical and confident approach to complexity, as well as an appreciation of the unfamiliar. You must be motivated to leave your intellectual comfort zone and implement your broad interest to find analogies in foreign disciplines. You must have strong communication skills and the ability to deal with the team in everyday and technical terms. Good English language skills are a prerequisite, German is a bonus.

What you can expect from us

We offer you a flexible scientific working environment in a renowned institute of the largest European applied research society. You will be given the opportunity to work scientifically in a fundamental research-oriented manner with reference to economic application. We offer you creative freedom for your research and an excellent environment to develop your personal skills. A personalized work-life balance is possible through flexible working hours as well as support for the compatibility of family and career.
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

For questions about this position, please do not hesitate to contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Büttner
Phone: +49 8161 491-715

Dr. Thilo Bauer
Phone: +49 170 9738141

Job Reference: IVV-2019-24 Closing Date: August 31th, 2019