We work on robust, identifiable and interpretable machine learning tools for scientific inference.


We build machine learning algorithms for representation learning and inference of nonlinear system dynamics. We apply these algorithms to model complex biological systems in neuroscience, cell biology and other life science applications.

The lab will open in Munich in February 2024. We are hiring for fully-funded PhD, postdoc and research engineering positions, and also welcome undergraduate and Master’s students to apply for research visits, internships and research assistant positions! If you are interested in representation learning algorithms and/or their applications, please reach out!

Join the team!

We are hiring at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD) for a range of positions. If you are interested in applying, please read through the following open positions, and reach out.

  • Postdoc: We are hiring for a fully funded PostDoc position, with emphasis on building new computational approaches for scientific inference in the life sciences.
  • PhD Students: We have multiple fully funded positions (3+1 years) available at Helmholtz Munich for four years. PhD topics are not pre-specified, and any application for topics that fits into the lab direction is encouraged. Co-advising (e.g. through ELLIS) is also possible. Start dates from February 2024.
  • Research Engineers: We recruit a research engineer to support executing and scaling research projects, and to improve our open source code bases. Minimum requirements: MSc or very good BSc in a related discipline (engineering science or computer science), demonstrated programming experience (e.g. through Github projects).
  • Research Visits: We have funding available for short-term research visits at all levels (undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, postdoctorate). The minimum duration for research visits is 4-6 months. Visits through the ELLIS and ELISE mobility programs are also welcome.
  • Multiple positions in AI Science Communication and Outreach: The lab collaborates with the non-profit organization KI macht Schule to bring current AI topics into schools in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. We are currently looking for cloud software engineer, teaching material editor, and course tutors. Alternatively, it is possible to join our 100+ team of volunteers at all levels. Please reach out if you are interested!

Last section update: November 15, 2023

Contact us

If you have questions or are interested in applying, please reach out via email.

The lab will be located (from February 2024 onwards) at the Institute of Computational Biology of Helmholtz Munich.

Helmholtz Munich • Ingolstädter Landstraße 1 • D-85764 Neuherberg