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Excellent Postdocs Wanted

Applications being accepted for Helmholtz Young Investigators Group Leaders

As in previous years, the Helmholtz Association (HGF) would like to enable excellent young scientists to establish their own research group at a Helmholtz centre and thus gain qualifications for a university career or a leading position in science. To this end, HFG provides funding of up to € 300,000 per year each for up to 9 young investigators groups at Helmholtz centres for a period of five years.


Postdocs who obtained their doctoral degree two to six years ago may apply for funding if their research has been proven to be excellent. Applicants who want to establish their own Helmholtz Young Investigators Group should have spent at least six months conducting research abroad. Scientists from abroad are welcome to apply.

The applications will be submitted via the institute directors of the Forschungszentrum Jülich until 03 March 2021.

Applications are forwarded by the Helmholtz centres in question: Forschungszentrum Jülich can recommend up to four candidates to Helmholtz. In order to guarantee sufficient time for the internal selection procedure, postdocs who wish to apply for funding at Jülich should contact their potential future institute heads as soon as possible. Their support for the application is a prerequisite for acceptance into the selection procedure. Please contact Dr. Christine Haunhorst (see below) immediately if you are interested in applying.

Further information:

Call of the Helmholtz Association
Institutes of Forschungszentrum Jülich


Dr. Christine Haunhorst

Corporate Development – Support for Young Researchers

Telefon: +49 2461 61-96930