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If you are looking to work at Forschungszentrum Jülich or one of its locations after completing a doctorate, you can apply for an advertised position as a postdoc or a scientific employee. One way of contacting us to find out more about employment opportunities is to attend one of the various career fairs and events where Forschungszentrum Jülich is regularly represented.

Job advertisements from the scientific sector for Postdocs
Please also have a look at the website of our Career Center to find out more about opportunities.

Additional vacancies, for example in the field of research management, can be found in our job advertisements for young or experienced professionals:

Young professionals
Experienced professionals

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For postdocs, a position at Forschungszentrum Jülich offers a great opportunity to make a mark in the scientific field and to develop important skills and qualifications that will be useful in their further careers. Salaries are paid out in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Young investigators groups at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Martina MüllerProf. Martina Müller heads a young investigators group at the Peter Grünberg Institute — Electronic Properties (PGI-6). Her group, the Oxide Spintronics Laboratory, is involved in spintronics research.
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At Jülich, internationally outstanding postdocs are given the opportunity to establish their own young investigators groups. Candidates who successfully pass the multistage selection procedure are rewarded with reliable career prospects (tenure track). Furthermore, Forschungszentrum Jülich encourages close links between the leaders of young investigators groups and university partners.

Overview of existing young investigators groups at Jülich

Support services, qualification programmes, and networking opportunities for the leaders of young investigators groups

Guidelines and Services

Postdocs find themselves at a crucial phase of their careers in which the course is set and decisions are made for their future career paths. Forschungszentrum Jülich offers ideal framework conditions to combine excellent research with national and international visibility. Postdocs are provided with individual support and mentored in the active planning of their careers.

The framework conditions are laid out in the "Guidelines for Advising and Supporting Postdocs at Forschungszentrum Jülich"

 Jülich Guidelines for Postdocs (PDF, 59 kB)

The following services and measures are an integral part of the support offered by Forschungszentrum Jülich:

Soft Skills

Postdocs are offered a comprehensive range of qualification opportunities through further education and training programmes that are specially adapted to each step on the career ladder. These training programmes comprise both professional expertise and soft skills. Each programme is oriented according to individual career plans.

More on further training opportunities

Funding programmes

Forschungszentrum Jülich coordinates a range of national and international funding programmes in which outstanding early-career scientists are actively supported in applying for prizes and membership of renowned research academies. In addition, Forschungszentrum Jülich awards the Excellence Prize for the best doctoral thesis.

More on funding programmes

Orientation and Networking

Orientation and advisory services as well as networking opportunities assist those starting a career at Jülich and support further personal development.

More on these services

Creating knowledge — sharing knowledge

An active exchange on scientific topics is of great significance for the visibility and profile of a postdoc. The opportunities offered to postdocs by Forschungszentrum Jülich in this respect range from presenting their own research in front of a large audience to scientific discussions on various bodies. One of the cornerstones of Jülich’s identity is to promote scientific exchange between its scientists and to encourage excellent postdocs to make scientific contacts all over the world.


Equal opportunities and reconciling work and family life

Forschungszentrum Jülich is committed to providing equal opportunities and the reconciliation of work and family life. A variety of measures as well as help and support services in this area are offered.

Information and contacts (Equal Opportunities Bureau — BfC) - in German

International Advisory Services

International Advisory Services, which is part of Human Resources, advises employees from abroad and their families on legal matters concerning non-residents and social legislation.

International Advisory Services