FAQs

Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions from our applicants. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact us.

Types of Positions

I'm interested in Forschungszentrum Jülich as an employer. What positions can I apply for?
Is a work placement possible at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
Can I write my bachelor's/master's/doctoral thesis at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
Does Forschungszentrum Jülich have other sites in addition to the Jülich campus?

Application

Are speculative applications worthwhile?

In most cases, speculative applications are not worthwhile, as there are usually very specific requirements for positions at Forschungszentrum Jülich. We therefore advise you to apply for one of our many current vacancies, indicating the respective reference number.

For work placements, bachelor's and master's dissertations, or doctoral researcher positions, however, speculative applications can be submitted if you are unable to find a suitable position on the list of current vacancies. Contact the institute or division you would like to work in and ask about the application procedure. You can also send your application documents directly to the institute where you would like to write your doctoral thesis.

How should I submit my application?
What documents should I include in my application?
Can I apply in English?
Can I apply for several advertised positions?
What are the application deadlines?
How long will it take to complete and upload my application to the online application system?
How long does the selection procedure take?
Online application: How can I delete my application in an ongoing application process once the deadline for applications has passed?

interview and getting to know each other

Where can I learn more about Forschungszentrum Jülich?

We are regularly represented at trade fairs and events and are happy to answer your questions about starting a career at Forschungszentrum Jülich. In addition, we offer various tours on our campus, for example for university students or postdocs. There are also various online formats through which you can obtain information about working at Jülich. Find out more here:

Events and dates
Visitor Tours

What is the best way of getting to Forschungszentrum Jülich: by car or by public transport?
Where can I park on the Jülich campus?
Where do I have to register if I have an appointment or an interview at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
How much time should I allow for registration at the main entrance (Jülich campus)?
How can I find the building where my interview will take place?
Is it possible to buy food or beverages on the premises of Forschungszentrum Jülich?
Will my travel expenses be refunded?

You want to learn more about onboarding at Forschungszentrum Jülich? Take a look at our Welcome Guide.

Last Modified: 19.04.2024