Senior Scientist in AI

Technical University of Munich

Senior Scientist / Program Manager AI.Factory

26.05.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

About us

Located in the prosperous capital of Bavaria and home to over 39000 students, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the world’s top universities (top 4 European technical universities in THE World University Ranking, top 50 in Shanghai Ranking, top 10 in Global University Employability Ranking, etc.) and home to one of the most vibrant environments in robotics. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education, and the active promotion of promising young scientists. TUM benefits from the healthy mix of companies and startups of all sizes headquartered in the region and is tightly connected to regional research hospitals. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. The TUM Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) is directed by Prof. Sami Haddadin, and is a globally visible interdisciplinary research center for machine intelligence, which is the integration of robotics, artificial intelligence and perception. Its three central innovation sectors are the future of health, the future of work, and the future of mobility. More than 50 professors from various TUM faculties cooperate within the framework of MSRM.

Key Responsibilities

- Coordination and management of the AI.Factory lighthouse initiative which aims at building up the Bavarian factory of the future which utilizes AI-supported robotics and logistics, the connection between human and machines using the tactile internet and highly modular production capabilities.
- Coordination and planning with industrial partners during the project.
- Funding acquisition and management of research proposals (scouting potential opportunities, form consortia, proposal writing).
- Driving publication of project results in leading journals and conferences in the robotics community.


- Ph.D. in robotics, autonomous systems, automatic control, artificial intelligence, computer science, engineering or a related field
- First experience in a leadership position in the field of robotics, engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence or a related field
- Experience in working with industrial partners (or industrial background)
- Experience in self-reliant managing of research projects (financial and administrative) including leading a team
- Fluency in spoken and written English, German is a plus
- High motivation and willingness to work in an international and interdisciplinary team

We Offer

- A stimulating, high-paced environment for cutting-edge research in various fields including robotics, machine learning, systems intelligence and man-machine-interaction
- An exceptional opportunity to experience research in a highly inspiring international environment and to learn from some of the world's leading researchers
- A responsible position with interesting and challenging tasks in an interdisciplinary scientific and management team
- Worldwide networking opportunities with leading robotics experts, innovative companies in the area of manufacturing and robotics, and local politics
- The opportunity to actively design the scientific scope of the European robotics and AI ecosystem and research directions
- Remuneration in line with the current German public service salary scale


Please send your CV to our email address ( quoting “Senior Scientist/Program Manager AI.Factory” in the e-mail subject line. Applications received by June 30th, 2021 will receive full consideration. TUM has been pursuing the strategic goal of substantially increasing the diversity of its staff. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages nominations of and applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with equal qualifications. International candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Technical University of Munich
Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence
Heßstraße 134
80797 München

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