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Careers at Helmholtz

Our cutting-edge research thrives on the creative ideas of our teams.

That's why we not only offer scientists an innovative working environment with research facilities that are unique in the world, but also provide them with targeted support at every stage of their careers. Depending on their qualifications, our talent management offers them special programs for further development. They are aimed at young scientists, but also at experienced managers.


Dual study programs, final theses, internships: We also offer students opportunities to join Helmholtz.

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PhD Candidates

Shaping the world of tomorrow together: We offer our approximately 8,000 doctoral students an ideal environment for creative research.

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More than 2,500 postdocs hone their scientific profile with us. We offer them a unique environment for cutting-edge research: State-of-the-art scientific facilities, international networks and innovative research programs.

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Helmholtz Investigators Groups

We support young top researchers: Internationally outstanding postdocs are given the opportunity to establish their own research group at Helmholtz.

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Senior Scientists

The Helmholtz Academy for Executives and support programs specifically for female scientists are available for female scientists and scientists with managerial responsibility.

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