HEIBRiDS brings together six Helmholtz centers and four university partners from the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF), which focuses on core digitization technologies, from digital health to digital industry and the digital humanities. The participating Helmholtz centers have first-class expertise in the fields of molecular medicine, astrophysics, polar and marine research, aerospace, materials science and geosciences.
„HEIBRiDS enables us to look at the even bigger picture and truly think outside the box. That’s why I try to look at my topic from a data sciences perspective at every stage, too, and use methods that maybe haven’t been used by anyone else before.“
Gregor Pfalz is a doctoral student at the HEIBRiDS. He analyzes data from the sediments of Arctic lakes to make climate predictions.
In a structured and interdisciplinary doctoral program, young scientists will receive training in Data Science applications in a wide range of scientific fields.
The goal of HEIBRiDS is to train a new generation of researchers who are both qualified Data Scientists and understand the requirements and challenges of those disciplines in which Data Science has become indispensable.
The participants of the HEIBRiDS program are working in very different research areas, reaching from Earth & Environment, Astronomy, Space & Planetary Research to Geosciences, Materials & Energy and Molecular Medicine.
Supervision: tandem supervision by a university and a Helmholtz partner; biannual meetings with both supervisors; annual meeting with the interdisciplinary Thesis Advisory Committee
Courses for the scientific and transferable skills training: Individually designed curriculum according to the respective research profile. Access for all HEIBRiDS doctoral candidates to courses from an extensive range of courses offered by the Berlin University Alliance and the Helmholtz partners, as well as courses specially organized for the doctoral candidates in the program
Mandatory participation in the PhD Seminars and the Data Science Lectures, held twice a month
HEIBRiDS Retreat: Presentation of one's own research project and feedback from the program PIs at the annual HEIBRiDS Retreat
Participation in (international) conferences
Funding and duration of the program
The program will run for four years and offers full funding. The remuneration during the term corresponds to the tariff level E13 of the TVöD or the TV-L (depending on the institution where the employment takes place).
Application and further information
A total of 25 doctoral positions are available, all of which have already been filled. The HEIBRiDS location is Berlin, but depending on the disciplinary connections, there are different locations for doctoral students in the Berlin area. Program language is English.