Questions and Answers on how to Make an Application to Forschungszentrum Jülich
Here you can find questions frequently asked by applicants, which will be answered below. If you have any questions, our colleagues at Human Resource Development will be pleased to help you.
... types of positions
- I'm interested in Forschungszentrum Jülich as an employer. What positions can I apply for?
- Is it possible to do a work placement at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
- Can I write my diploma, bachelor or master dissertation or my PhD thesis at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
... the application itself
- Do unsolicited applications have a chance?
- What is the prefered way to apply?
- What documents should be enlosed in my application file?
- Can I also write my application in English?
- Who is the right person to answer my questions? And who should I send my application to?
- Can I apply for several advertised positions?
- What are the application deadlines?
- How long does the application process take?
... the interview and getting to know each other
- Where can I get to know Forschungszentrum Jülich?
- What is the best way to get to Forschungszentrum Jülich: by car or by public transport?
- Where can I park?
- How much time will it take to register at the main entrance?
- How can I find the building where my interview will take place?
- Is it possible to by snacks or drinks on the premises of Forschungszentrum Jülich?
All current vacancies can be found here.
Yes, it is. You will find further information on this on the website of our Vocational Training Centre (P-Z). (German only)
3. Can I write my diploma, bachelor or master dissertation or my PhD thesis at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
At Jülich, there is a range of opportunities to write an academic paper within the framework of an undergraduate or postgraduate course or a PhD.
Current vacancies for diploma, bachelor or master dissertations and PhD theses
Further information for PhD Students
In most cases, unsolicited applications do not make much sense as there are usually specific demands for the positions at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Therefore, please apply for one of our numerous current vacancies indicating the respective reference number.
However, you are always welcome to write an unsolicited application for a position as diploma candidate, PhD student or to write your bachelor or master dissertation. Please send your application directly to the institute where you would like to write your dissertation
As of autumn 2012, Forschungszentrum Jülich offers candidates the option to apply online. If an online application is requested in the job advertisement, please do not submit your application by post except in well-founded, exceptional cases.
If it is not possible to apply for the relevant position online, please click on the following link for further details:
Every application should consist of a letter of application, a current CV and copies of all relevant degrees, certificates, further education and training measures, etc.
Applications in English are possible especially for scientific positions.
For all advertised vacancies, Human Resource Development (P-E) will be at your disposal. The respective contact details of the different organizational units, which you can send your application to, are detailed in the advertisement or on the overview page of contact persons. If you have any questions related to places for trainees or interns, please contact the Vocational Training Centre (P-Z).
You may also apply for more than one position if these positions do not differ significantly from each other. Please send us one application for each vacant position and do not forget to indicate the respective reference number of the advertised position in your covering letter.
All vacancies published on the Internet are currently valid. If there are application deadlines for certain processes, these will be indicated in the respective advertisement online. If there is no application deadline indicated in the advertisement for the vacancy you are interested in, please send us your application as soon as possible.
Depending on the advertised position there are variations in the length of the application processes. You normally receive an acknowledgement of receipt from us not later than two weeks after you have sent your application. If this is not the case, please contact the person mentioned in the position advertisement. He/She will be pleased to provide you with information what stage the application process is currently at.
You are welcome to visit us during one of our numerous events, where we will introduce you to Forschungszentrum Jülich as an employer and where we will be pleased to answer your questions on how to get a job here. You will find details of upcoming events under Fairs and Events.
You will find further information on how to get to Forschungszentrum Jülich and our branch offices in Berlin and Rostock here:
If you are invited to an interview at Project Management Organization Energy, Technology, Sustainability (ETN) in Jülich, please remember that Jülich Technology Centre (German only) is not on campus at Forschungszentrum Jülich.
When approaching the main entrance, turn right at the roundabout and you will reach the visitor's car park. After you have registered at the visitors' reception you can drive onto the campus in your private car and park in the designated parking spaces.
15. Where will I have to register if I have an appointment or an interview at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
As a visitor to Forschungszentrum Jülich you will need to register at the visitors' reception, which is located at the main entrance. You will receive your visitor's badge there, which you will have to return when leaving the campus. An exception are visitors to Project Management Organization ETN. If you have an appointment or an interview at ETN, please go directly to Jülich Technology Centre (German only), which is located outside the campus of Forschungszentrum Jülich.
From 08:00 to 12:00 there could be long waiting times for registration. Therefore, you should allow at least 15 to 20 minutes for registering at the visitors' reception and making your way to the respective building.
Your contact person should have informed you of the building and room number of your meeting. At the visitors' reception you will get a site plan with all buildings at Forschungszentrum Jülich and their respective building numbers. We also recommend that you download the following documents beforehand in order to acquaint yourself with the distance you have to cover.
Right next to the lake, there is a canteen (Seecasino), which offers a large variety of food and drink (building 04.1). As cash payment is not possible there, visitors must use the machine of the entrance to the canteen to get a chip card in order to buy something to eat or to drink. Meals are served from 11:15 to 13:30.
You can also buy sandwiches, drinks and other snacks in the Seecasino shop, which is located at the entrance area of the building. You can also pay for your snacks in cash there. The shop is open from 07:30 to 14:30 (14:00 on Friday).
Applicants who are invited to an interview will get detailed information on the refund of their travelling expenses based on the German Federal Act on Travelling Expenses.