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29.09.2020

Careers with Data Science

A career in data sciences promises interesting professional paths. At the first Virtual Helmholtz Data Science Career Day, future data scientists could inform themselves about the next steps on the career ladder and get to know possible fields of activity. The exciting keynotes and panel discussions of the conference program can be seen here again.

21 exhibitors - Helmholtz centers and partner institutions - informed at HIDA's virtual career fair about career paths in data sciences. The fair was accompanied by an extensive conference program.

A career in data sciences promises interesting career paths - especially since data scientists can contribute with their expertise to solving major challenges for society, science and the economy. The first Virtual Helmholtz Data Science Career Day on 23.09.2020 offered hundreds of interested people from all over the world the opportunity to learn more about a career in data science. Renowned data scientists spoke in keynotes and panels about possible career paths in their respective research fields. The variety of exciting fields of activity for future data scientists was discussed as well as hints and suggestions on what one can do to pursue a data-rich career.

  

Did you miss a panel or could you not attend the conference? Then you have the opportunity to watch the individual contributions here.

Opening by Dr. Andreas Kosmider, Head of Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA)

MY CAREER IN DATA SCIENCE: XIAOXIANG ZHU

Xiaoxiang Zhu (Head of Department Earth Observation Data Science, Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center) is an outstanding and internationally recognized scientist in the field of artificial intelligence and Data Science in Earth observation, with a particular application focus on societal grand challenges. 

PANEL "CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND SPACE"

Xiaoxiang Zhu (Head of Department Earth Observation Data Science, Remote Sensing Technology Institute, German Aerospace Center) and Marek Behr (Chair for Computational Analysis of Technical Systems, RWTH Aachen University) discuss data science career options in the area of aerospace science.

Speech by Prof. Dr. Otmar D. Wiestler

Otmar D. Wiestler (President of the Helmholtz Association) hightlights the importance of data science for future research and talks about the expertise the Helmholtz Association already has to offer in this field.

PANEL "CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE AND HEALTH"

Sofia Forslund (Group Leader in Host-Microbiome Factors in Cardiovascular Disease, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, MDC) and Ralf Mikut (Head of Research Area Automated Image and Data Analysis, AIDA & Head of Group Machine Learning for Time Series and Images, ML4TIME, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT, Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, IAI) present career options for Data Scientists in the field of medical and health research.

PANEL "CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE AND ENERGY"

Nina Rohringer (Leading Scientist at DESY & DASHH Spokes Person, Professor of physics at the University of Hamburg), Alexander Mitsos (Director of the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Director Institute of Energy & Climate Research: IEK-10: Modeling of Energy Systems, FZJ) and doctoral researcher Kaleb Phipps (Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics, IAI, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT) in discussion of how to undertake promising career steps in data driven research in energy science.

MY CAREER IN DATA SCIENCE: UWE OHLER

Uwe Ohler has been Professor at the Max Delbrueck Center in Berlin since 2012, with a primary appointment in the Department of Biology and a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt University Berlin. Besides other, he is currently co-director of the Helmholtz Einstein International Berlin Research School in Data Science (HEIBRiDS). 

PANEL "CAREERS IN DATA SCIENCE AND EARTH, ENVIRONMENT AND MATTER"

Timm Schöning (PostDoc at the GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel), Lennart Schmidt (Research Data Management, Department of Monitoring Exploration Technologies, Helmholtz Centre for Evironmental Research, UFZ) and Michael Stückelberger (Scientist at the team X-Ray Nanoscience and X-Ray Optics, DESY) talk about their professional data science career paths and their fields of activity in three different reserach areas.

   

Would you like more information about jobs and qualification opportunities in data sciences? Take a look at possible future employers within the Helmholtz Association or in partner institutions that presented themselves at the 21 online booths of the Virtual Career Day. Regularly updated job advertisements for data scientists at the various Helmholtz centers can also be found on the HIDA website by clicking on Jobs.

    

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