Merantix Labs – Public Projects Manager (m/f/d)

Merantix Labs · Berlin, Germany
Department Merantix Labs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Public Projects Manager (m/f/d)

Full time - Berlin, Germany



Merantix Labs is an external Machine Learning department that provides tailored AI solutions to several industries. We proudly belong to the Merantix family of companies acting as the main partner for customer-centric project solutions. Merantix Labs conceptualizes, builds, and scales machine-learning solutions for clients across all industries. We take advantage of three core competencies: our experience applying machine learning, our expertise fostering enterprise partnerships to assemble vast datasets, and our culture of rapid iterations to build scalable products.

On our path to becoming Europe’s #1 breeding ground for AI products, we seek entrepreneurial minds that have the ambition of implementing ML revolutionary solutions together with us.

Our current projects include developing logistics solutions for retailers, quality assurance tools for manufacturing, machine-learning systems for visual quality control, legal text classification, financial providers, and others. 

OUR TEAM is made up of entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers from premier universities around the world. Many of us have PhDs and work experience at top tech companies. We’re based in Europe’s startup capital, Berlin, and are growing quickly! Check out our brand new AI Campus in which we will be working in a couple of months.

Are YOU ready to disrupt several markets with the latest AI technology? Then YOU might be that special one we are looking for!



We are looking for a Public Projects Manager to join our business and project management team to help us lead large, high profile and state-of-the-art research projects funded by the German national government and the European Commission. 

If that resonates with YOU, here is what your role at Merantix Labs will look like:


  • Scouting, selecting, and prioritizing public funding opportunities - both national and international
  • Ideating  the contributions to  potential research projects and define the role of Merantix Labs
  • Driving the proposal process for Merantix Labs and writing our specifications for Machine Learning projects
  • Managing our publicly funded projects in the application process
  • Supervising and coordinating work streams across our portfolio of public funding projects together with engineering and business teams
  • Responsible for required reporting for publicly-funded projects
  • Billing and timesheet management, ensuring conformity to relevant rules and regulations at the national and EU level
  • Representing Merantix at relevant project meetings and building a relevant network of research partners



The ideal candidate loves to structure information and to write innovative proposals from an influencing/storytelling perspective. Owning and managing projects are the basics for this role, so the previous submission of full proposals will surely add extra-value. Tech affinity, StartUp mentality, and ML understanding are key to fully understand this position. We are looking for driven, capable, visionary, and prudent talents with proven track records of personal, academic, and professional achievement. Our hierarchy is flat and communication direct, which means that we operate and learn fast, as a team. YOU are a great fit for our team if this describes you:

  • Strong experience in  research  grant application, project coordination, and stakeholder management 
  • Understanding of basic concepts of Machine Learning
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in German and English, both written and oral
  • Generalist attitude, high adaptability & versatility, ramping up quickly across multiple industries without deep prior experience
  • Thriving in small teams to produce fast and effective results

Preferable qualifications:


  • Experience in working in the ecosystem of the public funding landscape (e.g. Projektträger, project management offices, academic transfer centers)
  • Specific domain knowledge within at least one of the industries we focus on: Manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, automotive. 
  • Experience in managing Machine Learning/software development projects


Working at Merantix Labs

In addition to a competitive salary you can expect the following:

    • Engaging topics: Merantix offers unique insights into applied machine learning research and development, working with a group of highly talented engineers and entrepreneurs. Joining a dynamic, young company with an interdisciplinary team, you are encouraged to pursue your curiosity for a variety of topics and to approach challenges in creative and innovative ways. 
    • Dynamic working culture:  Merantix offers a dynamic and flexible work environment. We are a fully trust-based organization and believe in the ownership of work, personal responsibility, and the motivation of our people.
    • Excellence:  We are driven researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs who believe in what they create and are committed to the success of their ventures. In order to build disruptive products, we strive for outstanding quality and visionary ideas in high-performance environments. 
    • Ethics: We are committed to developing ethical AI software. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to providing our employees, customers, and partners with the tools they need to develop and use AI safely, accurately, and ethically.

    “We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.  We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration”

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    • Location
      Berlin, Germany
    • Department
      Merantix Labs
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