Stellenangebot: Research Fellow at the Ethics & Philosophy Lab (100%, 2 Jahre) im Exzellenzcluster “Machine Learning: New Perspectives of Science”, Universität Tübingen, Deadline: 30.04.2023

Bewerbungsfrist: 30.04.2023

Are you excited about the possibilities to explore ethical or philosophical issues in the field of machine learning? Have you been looking at the ethical or philosophical implications of using machine learning methods in different scientific disciplines? Join us as

Research Fellow at the Ethics & Philosophy Lab (m/w/d; E 13 TV-L, 100%)

The Cluster of Excellence “Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science” at the University of Tübingen offers one postdoc position in our Ethics & Philosophy Lab to be filled as soon as possible. The position is especially suited for a promising researcher with a PhD with an ethical focus, either in philosophy or in the humanities or social sciences. The position is fixed-term (until 31.12.2025), with a salary according to the German public sector (E13 TV-L).

The aim of the Ethics & Philosophy Lab of the Cluster of Excellence is to study current ethical questions arising from the use of artificial intelligence systems in science. This includes issues such as theresponsibility of researchers and technology developers, fairness and transparency in automatic decision-making, greater emphasis on ethics in technical research, and also general questions concerning the impact of machine learning technologies on society.

Tübingen is a leading place for research in machine learning. The position is embedded into the lively and interactive environment of the Cluster of Excellence “Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science” at the University of Tübingen ( and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Together, we would like to find out how machine learning can change science.

Please send the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, names of referees) together with a 1 page pitch on your planned research project outlining the objectives and how you want to achieve them. Please submit all documents as a single PDF (not exceeding 5 MB) to the Central Office of the Cluster of Excellence ( by April 30, 2023. Questions can also be directed to the Central Office.

The University aims to increase the proportion of women in research and therefore urges suitably qualified women scientists to apply. Qualified international researchers are expressly invited to apply. Disabled persons with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration. Staffing will be conducted by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

The offer can be found here.