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Stellenausschreibung PhD Student


Job Offer

The Bavarian AI Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the LMU Munich welcomes applications for the position of a research assistant in the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML). The MCML is one of six national AI competence centers in Germany, bringing researchers from LMU Munich and Technical University of Munich (TUM) together on foundations of machine learning, domain-specific machine learning, perception, vision, and NLP. The position is intended for three years with a possibility for further extension.

About Us

LMU Munich is one of the leading universities across Germany and Europe and has attracted various internationally renowned researchers, especially in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Having attracted more than 50 internationally renowned researchers working on or with artificial intelligence, LMU Munich will expand even more to strengthen its role as a key player in this field.

About the Position

Automated machine learning (AutoML) denotes the vision of automating the process of engineering machine learning applications tailored to a specific task (e.g., a specific dataset, loss function, …), supporting machine learning experts on the one hand and enabling non-expert users to access machine learning technology on the other hand. The successful candidate will do research in the areas of AutoML and meta learning to build novel and innovative methods to further expand the state of the art.


• Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or related
• Specialization in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, or similar
• Fluency in spoken and written English, German is a plus
• Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Python, Scala
• Motivation to work independently and in an international team

We Offer

• Friendly and stimulating working environment
• Excellent networking and collaboration options with researchers from AI competence centers across Germany
• Three-year position with a possibility for further extension
• Payment at the level of E13 according to the German public service salary scale (TV-L)


Your application material should include the following:
• Cover letter with a short outline of your background, motivation for applying, and your favorite ice cream flavor
• CV including a synopsis of the Master's thesis
• Certificates (Bachelor/Master certificate including transcript of grades)
• Optional: Letter(s) of reference

Please upload an electronic version of your application as a single .pdf-file:
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The deadline for application is September 30, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marcel Wever (