Working Student: Safety Assurance for AI

Calling all students interested in AI Safety at Fraunhofer IKS in Munich. Make the most of your talents by joining our safety assurance for AI departement.

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Engineering safety-critical AI systems should be based on a scientifically grounded approach that establishes a well-thought process, uncovers all hidden assumptions in the design, builds evidence via clearly comprehensible KPIs to safety goals and designs mechanisms to allow continuous product improvement. In the newly established research department “Safety Assurance for AI”, we conduct advanced research to make this happen.

What we expect from you

  • Masters student in computer science or equivalent degree
  • Attended courses in AI, formal methods, software engineering or safety
  • Analytical, structured, and result-oriented mindset
  • Experience in Python programming

What you can expect from us

  • Participation in a dynamic team with innovative task areas
  • Practical approach to your studies
  • Contributions to top-tier research publications
  • The duration of employment and working time is set by arrangement

Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff. In case of identical qualifications preference will be
given to severely disabled candidates. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

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Why Safety Matters

Machine learning means a disruptive challenge for safety assurance. On our blog we are talking about the meaning of safety in the context of Articial Intelligence (AI) and why safe AI is always connected to safety engineering.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS conducts applied research into the topics of tomorrow: artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and intelligent software architectures for autonomous systems. Our primary focus is safety-critical applications in the areas of Industry 4.0 and automotive, as well as mobile machines and commercial vehicles. We thus develop dependable software technologies for people. For instance, we examine how artificial intelligence can be validated so that it can be utilized even in autonomous vehicles, human-robot interaction and medical instruments. That means we’re paving the way for a dependable digital world.

If we could arise your interest, please apply exclusively online with all the necessary documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates).

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


Published at 29. September 2021
Employment type Working student
Location Hansastraße 32
80686 München