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Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren e.V.
The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is seeking
excellent junior scientists and engineers as


in six Research Fields:
Energy / Earth and Environment / Health / Key Technologies /
Matter / Aeronautics, Space and Transport
The Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest organisation for scientific re­search and development. The 18 Re­search Centres united in the Associ­ation have a staff of more than 38,000 and an annual budget of about € 4.11 billion. They perform top-rate research in strategic programmes and thus contribute to solving grand challenges which face society, science and industry.
The Association’s potential for realising these ambitious objectives lies in the excellence of its personnel, its world­class large-scale facilities and excellent scientific infrastructure and its expe­rience in researching systems of great complexity. The Young Investigators Groups will promote and further strengthen collaborations between the Helmholtz Centres and universities.
ELIGIBILITY: Scientists 2 to max. 6 years after receiving their doctorate who have substantial international research experience and have achieved a superior record of accomplishment during their doctoral and postdoctoral research.
DURATION: 6 years with a peer evalua­tion.
PERSPECTIVE: € 300,000 funding p.a.; professional skills training and support for career development; support in case of parental leave; permanent employ­ment, if evaluation attests excellence of group leaders.
STEP 1: Candidates contact the Helmholtz Centre of their choice with a CV, publication list and a letter of intent.
STEP 2: The formal applications must be submitted by the chairman of the executive board of the Centre
For further details
and application
For applicants:
10 March 2017
For Helmholtz Centres:
5 May 2017
The Helmholtz Association is
an equal opportunity employer
and is committed to increasing
the percentage of women in
group leader positions.

Published on academics.com on date 15 January 2017
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