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Explore other fascinating research fields

What kind of modeling do the researchers in the Computational Hydrosystems group at the UFZ actually work with? And how do the experts in the PermaRisk group at AWI improve the resolution of satellite data? The first HIDA Trainee Network participants explored these questions earlier this year and were enthusiastic about their experiences at their host centers. Now the HIDA Trainee Network is going to start its next call: Until September 15, 2021, doctoral researchers and postdocs can apply again for an exchange with one of the 18 Helmholtz centers.

How does it work? The Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA) provides financial support for one- to three-month research stays at another Helmholtz Center in Germany. Support goes to researchers at the Helmholtz Association who would like to expand their data science knowledge. But the program is not only  for data scientists: The HIDA Trainee Network is also for doctoral researchers and postdocs from other disciplines who would like to familiarize themselves with data science methods. MDC is one of the potential home or host centers.

Benefit from data expertise

As a first step, applicants need to find a suitable host working group for an exchange. This can be somewhat challenging - after all, the Helmholtz Association has 18 independent Helmholtz Centers. You can find an overview of the centers’ research for a first impression here. We have also compiled some profiles of potential hosts who would like to host doctoral researchers and postdocs in their group as part of the HIDA Trainee Network on the HIDA website.

All research areas offer exciting opportunities to learn new things and dive into other fascinating research fields. Have you ever dreamed of working with the supercomputers at Forschungszentren Jülich or being part of the Quantum Computing team at KIT? You could also use your machine learning skills at DKFZ to help fight cancer like leukemia or bone cancer. Or how about learning more about high-throughput screening analyses in plants? The HIDA Trainee Network is data scientists’ opportunity to do just that.

Benefit from the data science expertise of other research groups through the Trainee Network, establish your own network and learn new approaches and ways of workflows. In addition, the sending centers and hosts can also expand and strengthen their network within the Helmholtz Association through the collaboration. They also expand their visibility within the Helmholtz Association and receive impulses for their own research work.

Further information on the Trainee Network is available at HIDA Trainee Network - Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy and from Dr. Claudia Reschke. The call for application for the HIDA Trainee Network ends on September 15, 2021 (for planned research stays in 2022).

Text: Xenia von Polier



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