City:  München
Date:  Sep 29, 2022

(Senior) Researcher - Safety Assurance for AI

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Safe Intelligence — this forms the core brand of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. Connected cognitive systems drive innovation in many sectors, for example in autonomous vehicles, medical devices or intelligent automation within industry. They should always take full advantage of the potential offered by artificial intelligence, while remaining demonstrably safe and reliable at the same time. This is why Fraunhofer IKS researches both artificial intelligence and software engineering — we consider resilience and intelligence as part of the same process.


What you will do

Support us to actively shape the future of autonomous systems. Contribute to enabling dependable AI-based automobiles, machines, and production facilities (link). In addition, with us you will collaborate with the world’s best scientists. Your results will come alive in products of leading companies, and thereby you will take your part in shaping a safe future. Just take a look at:


What you bring to the table

  • Master or doctoral degree in computer science, mathematics, control or similar studies
  • Highly motivated with an independent way of working and a critical thinking mindset
  • Preferably, initial experience in the areas of safety and artificial intelligence
  • Programming experience (e.g. Java, Python, C/C++, etc.)
  • Team player (doer and thinker)
  • German language capability nice to have, but not a must

A strong plus if you also bring in

  • Experience in engaging with industry or working in industry
  • Experience in writing grants


What you can expect

  • Your chance to actively shape the future
  • A unique combination of excellent science and industrial application
  • Gain insight into various industrial sectors and companies
  • A systematic training program, which will accelerate your professional and personal development
  • Flexible compatibility of private life and work (according to the TVöD – the public-sector collective wage agreement, holiday entitlement of 30 days, flexible working hours, compensatory working time, accessibility to a day care center, holiday care for children, etc.).


The position is initially limited to 2 years. The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the event of equal suitability. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to professional equality regardless of gender. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Technical questions will be answered gladly by
Dr. Chih-Hong Cheng
Phone: +49 89 547088-392

Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS 


Requisition Number: 43782                Application Deadline:


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