Machine Learning

Research and Development for a healthier future

IGES Institute Berlin is a leading institution for research, development and consulting in the areas health and mobility. More than 170 experts from diverse backgrounds work for cus-tomers that are leading names in the industry, health insurance providers or governmental agencies. Our deep scientific knowledge combined with strategic and customer-oriented know-how make us a unique and respected player in our fields of expertise.

For our new Machine Learning group, we are looking for a

Senior Applied Researcher – Natural Language Processing (m/f/d)

Your tasks:

  • Solving challenging and interesting research questions in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the medical domain.
  • Taking the project all the way from ideation to product readiness. Your models will run as APIs in our in-house analytics ecosystem.
  • Projects you might work on include for example Named Entity Recognition, Information Extraction (from text or tables), negation and modality detection, document classification and trend detection in large document collections.

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or a related field. Alternatively, Master’s degree with several years of work experience.
  • Ability to independently work on applied research questions.
  • Solid experience developing with Python. Additional Java skills are a plus.
  • Experience with various NLP and machine learning algorithms, e.g. for Named Entity Recognition, Information Extraction or Document Classification, and with relevant open-source toolkits, e.g. for deep learning such as PyTorch or Hugging Face’s Transformers.
  • Basic knowledge of German, since some of the NLP algorithms run on German text.

Our offer:

  • Space for creativity and to follow your own ideas.
  • Chance to work with some of the latest algorithm and tools in machine learning and NLP and to significantly expand your expertise in these fields.
  • Membership in a modern co-working space in the heart of Berlin and flexible work-from-home arrangements during and after the pandemic.
  • A permanent position, performance-based pay and 30 days of vacation as well as Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve off.

If this task appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your complete application documents (cover letter, CV and references), stating your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date, via email to If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Johanna Claus at 030/230 80 90-418.

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10117 Berlin