Benefits at Forschungszentrum Jülich

In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer.

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Interdisciplinary and international teams

Interdisciplinary teams tackle issues from different perspectives – almost 50% of our researchers come from abroad.


Scientific infrastructure

Supercomputers, magnetic resonance tomographs, atmospheric simulation chamber, scanning electron microscopes, clean rooms, and much more, as well as a (digital) Central Library.


Support for Early Career Scientists

Career planning support from the Career Center and Postdoc Office and further support from JuDocs - Jülch Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors.


Continuing professional development

Internal and external training courses: language courses, interdisciplinary training and soft skills training (e.g. leadership and project management courses) and much more.


Equal opportunities

Promotion of diversity & inclusion and gender equity so that everyone can make the most of their expertise and talents.



A variety of networking opportunities: DocTeam, Rainbow Network, FemaleVoice, Leadership Lunch and more.



Interdisciplinary exchange and joint activities, e.g. at the Aachen company run, carnival celebrations, open day and info lunches.


Onboarding Process

A structured onboarding process, welcome guide, welcome day and mentors help you to get off to a smooth start.


Flexible working hours

Increased flexibility thanks to flexitime with no core working hours, recording of overtime with time off in lieu and options for full-time or part-time work.


Working from home

Depending on operational requirements, working from home or on the move.


Work-life balance

Family-friendly corporate policy with purpose-equipped offices for parents and children, kits for parents and children, holiday courses for children, "Kleine Füchse"** early childhood education centre and the "Equal Opportunities Bureau".


Representatives for people with disabilities

Support and advice for colleagues with disabilities or those with a similar status from the representatives for employees with disabilities and the Medical Service.


Green campus*

Jülich campus situated in the forest with a centrally located lake is a beautiful place for a walk and pools knowledge and infrastructures on 2.2 km².


Sports activities*

A range of sporting activities on offer, including a beach volleyball court, outdoor fitness equipment, running groups, yoga classes and company sports association.**



First aid clinic, (preventive) health care (e.g. consultations, vaccinations), occupational medical examinations, and workplace assessments.


Social counselling

Counselling and support to help with difficult situations at work or difficult personal circumstances and strengthen your well-being, health, and performance.



Canteen ("Seecasino") with a wide variety of food (incl. vegetarian/vegan options) overlooking the lake.


Annual leave

Up to 30 days of annual leave (depending on weekly working days) and regulated days off directly before or after certain public holidays (e.g. between Christmas and New Year).



Salary and social benefits in accordance with pursuant to German Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund**).


Occupational pension

Supplementary occupational pension scheme (VBL), where the employer pays a large part of the contributions.

* This benefit refers to the Jülich site and may differ at other sites.
** Further information are only available in German

Join us at Forschungszentrum Jülich to enjoy all these benefits and much more!

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Last Modified: 23.07.2024