More Information and Advisory Services
At Forschungszentrum Jülich, there are numerous points of contact providing support on various issues related to the supervision of a doctoral project. These range from the selection of suitable candidates for a doctoral thesis to advice on career development and dialogue regarding professional and personal matters. Depending on the type of advice you require, the following services are available to you.
Support in the recruitment of doctoral researchers
There are various ways of filling positions for doctoral projects at Forschungszentrum Jülich. All advertised positions are published via the Jülich Recruiting System (“JuRS”). You can use the services offered by Human Resource Development and various support tools depending on your level of experience of recruiting doctoral researchers.
Equal Opportunities Bureau
The Equal Opportunities Bureau (BfC) supports all employees, senior staff, and doctoral researchers in improving the reconciliation of work and family life, and provides advice on equal opportunities. The Equal Opportunities Bureau endeavours to make instruments and measures accessible to all employees, regardless of where they are working. It offers assistance by telephone as well as in individual consultations.
Social counselling services
Social Counselling is a service facility of Forschungszentrum Jülich. It offers all employees advice and support in difficult life and work situations. If you are not working on the Jülich campus, the social counselling service offers telephone counselling. Consultations can also be conducted in English. The aim of social counselling is to maintain and strengthen the personal and professional well-being of employees, their health and performance.
The Career Center is primarily aimed at postdocs and doctoral researchers reaching the end of their doctoral projects. This is when questions arise regarding their future career paths in or outside of academia and these are often discussed with the supervisors of the doctoral projects. The Career Center offers various counselling and coaching options for supervisors and superiors in giving advice to their PhDs.
An overview of support services and advisory bodies at Jülich is also available here (intranet, only available to Forschungszentrum Jülich users).