Forschungszentrum Jülich offers excellent conditions for postdocs. An outstanding infrastructure enables excellent research as well as international visibility and thus opens up the best possible opportunities for young scientists for attractive positions in and outside of science.

In total, there are around 300 postdocs from over 40 countries at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Postdocs work directly on research topics that add scientific value and are in a qualification phase in which we actively support the young researchers in their further development as scientists and in planning their careers.

Alternatively or in addition to advertised positions, there are more funding opportunities for postdocs. An overview can be found here.

Career support measures

In order to comprehensively and actively support postdocs at Forschungszentrum Jülich on their career path in and outside of science, we offer the following central service and networking opportunities.

Career Center & Postdoc Office

The Career Center offers young scientists and their leaders comprehensive support in all career-related matters.

Young Excellent Scientist Program
Postdoc Community
Training programme

We send postdocs who are already employed at Forschungszentrum Jülich up-to-date information on career events, training courses and other postdoc-related information via our mailing list. You can register informally by e-mail:



The general conditions for postdocs are laid down in the Guidelines for the Support and Promotion of Postdocs (PDF), which Forschungszentrum Jülich has adopted. In addition, they contain information on individual career planning, e.g. the Personal Development Plan (PDF).

At the level of the Helmholtz Association, the importance of supporting postdocs in their career planning is also made clear by the Guidelines for the Postdoc Phase in the Helmholtz Association (PDF).

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Last Modified: 17.02.2023