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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.

We provide intensive support for the careers of our postdocs. For example, we offer them method training, coaching and mentoring. Our advisors also help them apply for third-party funding or set up a company.

Are you interested in a postdoc position at a Helmholtz Center? Here you can find our job offers. Are you missing the right offer? Then feel free to contact our research centers directly with your project.

Helmholtz Career Development Centers for Researchers

Researchers have to make important decisions about their future career, especially after they have completed their doctorate.

To support them in this process, we offer special advice centers: TheHelmholtz Career Development Centers for Researchers support postdocs in their career planning and point out career paths.

High quality standards apply to the work of the advice centers. This applies, for example, to the qualification of their career advisors and the analysis of impact and results.

Find out more about the Career Centers on their websites:

Alfred-Wegener-Institut AWI

Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum DKFZ

Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen DZNE

Forschungszentrum Jülich FZJ


Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin HZB

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf HZDR

HelmholtzZentrum München HMGU

Max Delbrück-Centrum MDC

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik IPP

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie KIT

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ

Guidelines for the Postdoc Phase within the Helmholtz Association

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PowerPoint Presentation: Helmholtz Postdoc Guidelines

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