More than 2,500 postdocs work at the Helmholtz Centers. They have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and a wide range of development offers including coaching and mentoring and support services for grant writing and entrepreneurship.

Are you interested in a postdoctoral position at a Helmholtz Center? Our job vacancies can be found here. If no vacancies exist in your field, please contact our research centers directly.

Guidelines for the Postdoc Phase within the Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Centers have agreed on common quality standards for the postdoc phase. The Helmholtz Centers aim to offer postdocs an outstanding scientific environment to carry out their research and to further their skills, as well as to support them in making decisions about their future careers.

The guidelines can be found here.

Helmholtz Mentoring-Program "Helmholtz Advance"

Helmholtz Advance is designed to support talented employees who find themselves at a critical juncture in their lives and are about to make career-defining decisions. From 2018 onward, the well-established Helmholtz Mentoring Program will be available in a revised format open to participants of any gender.

More information can be found here.

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