Frequently asked questions

Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions from our applicants. If you do not 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 it possible to do a work placement at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
Can I write my bachelor or master dissertation or my PhD thesis at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
Are there other locations besides the Jülich campus where you can work for Forschungszentrum Jülich?


Do unsolicited applications have a chance?

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 or to write your bachelor or master dissertation. Please send your application directly to the institute where you would like to write your dissertation

What is the prefered way to apply?
What documents should be enlosed in my application file?
Can I also write my application in English?
Can I apply for several advertised positions?
What are the application deadlines?
How long does it take, to complete and upload my application to the online recruitment system?
How long does the selection process take?
Online application: How can I delete my application in the current selection process after the application deadline?

interview and getting to know each other

Where can I get to know Forschungszentrum Jülich?

We are regularly represented at fairs and events and are happy to answer your questions about joining the research center. In addition, we offer subject-specific tours on our campus, for example for students or postdocs. There are also various online formats through which you can obtain some information about the research center. In addition, our Corporate Communications also offers free guided tours of institutes for visitors. Meet us here:

Events and Dates
Visitor Tours of Corporate Communications

What is the best way to get to Forschungszentrum Jülich: by car or by public transport?
Where can I park?
Where will I have to register if I have an appointment or an interview at Forschungszentrum Jülich?
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?
Will my travelling expenses be refunded?

Last Modified: 14.12.2022