YOU HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE DESIRE TO LEAVE YOUR FOOTPRINT AND MAKE THE WORLD A SOMEWHAT SAFER PLACE? YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND YOU DEFINE LEADERSHIP BY ACTION, NOT POSITION? THEN JOIN US AT FRAUNHOFER IKS IN MUNICH AT THE MANAGEMENT LEVEL AS
Management Head of "Certifiable Artificial Intelligence" (f/m/d)

We are the leading Fraunhofer Institute in the context of validation of artificial intelligence for autonomous and distributed applications. Moreover, our scientists undertake application-oriented research on tomorrow’s topics: Cognitive Systems, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We are focusing on software engineering for safety-critical applications in the automotive and Industry 4.0 sectors. To this end, we develop dependable software technologies.
  
In order to strengthen and extend our leadership role in the field of Certifiable Artificial Intelligence (CAI), we establish a new Fraunhofer Institute – The Fraunhofer-Institute for Cognitive Systems, recognized and generously financially supported by the High Tech Agenda of the Free State of Bavaria.
Within the Fraunhofer-Institute for Cognitive Systems, you have the opportunity to build up the department of Certifiable Artificial Intelligence in an exciting and challenging research environment, where both industry and politics will be inspiring and collaborative business partners. Supporting and applying agile project management and leadership methods are essential for your success.

We offer an innovative and excellent scientific environment in one of the leading research organizations worldwide. You will find exceptional opportunities to enhance your professional career in terms of networking, collaboration, career-building programs and competitive starting package.
Furthermore, as we are located in Munich as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with its outstanding universities and research institutes, we can offer academic and intellectual inspiration and an extraordinary quality of life.

We are inviting your application – it’s a “once in a lifetime chance”

Your opportunity

  • Bring in your entrepreneurial skills and thinking to be one of the founders of the CAI department
  • Evolve CAI from a start-up-like unit to a well known and excellent department in means of ROI and scientific reputation
  • Manage the CAI department together with the scientific head of CAI
  • Define and implement a strategic roadmap meeting for the demand of both business and scientific needs
  • Interact and negotiate with AI experts at national and international levels
  • Be a coach and career builder for all CAI scientists

Your qualifications

  • Leadership experience
  • Management skills
  • Strong interest in AI
  • PhD degree and postdoc experience
  • Visions and creativity

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.

We would like to further increase the proportion of female specialists and executives in our company. Therefore we particularly welcome applications from women.

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.

Interested and curious? Please apply exclusively through the career page on our website with all the necessary documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and certificates).

Please submit your application to
Prof. Dr. Mario Trapp

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact 
Mrs. Kirsten Plesch, Phone: +49 89 547088-373 or send an email to recruiting@iks.fraunhofer.de

Job Reference: ESK-2019-35 Closing Date:
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