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International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Helmholtz Zentrum München

Helmholtz Zentrum München launches an international fellowship program for postdocs. The program supports highly talented postdocs in the development of a competitive scientific profile for a successful scientific career in academic research or industry. The application deadline is March 16, 2014.

Source: Helmholtz Zentrum München

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a newly established program for excellent early-career scientists (up to 3 years after graduation) at Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health. Talented postdocs who are accepted into the three-year program receive 3-year fully funded postdoctoral positions and can focus on a research project in an institute of the Center.

Helmholtz Zentrum München is one of the world’s leading centers in the field of environmental health research. The focus of the Center is on the study of common diseases such as diabetes and lung diseases.

An experienced research mentor and a personal coach will create an individual career plan together with the fellows and prepare them for their next career step in scientific leadership positions. Depending on the fellow’s personal career goal, the focus will be on careers in academic research or industry.

In addition to a modular training program for acquiring leadership qualifications, the fellows will receive intensive support for external grant acquisition. If a fellow succeeds in acquiring a grant, he/she will receive additional funding (equal e.g. to half a technician’s position) through the program.

The fellows will be integrated into the institutes in international and interdisciplinary research groups. Personal travel grants will enable them to meet up regularly with international colleagues to exchange ideas and to build up international networks. In a step-by-step process, the fellows will develop their own profile and visibility in the respective field of research.

Online applications will be accepted until March 16, interview days in Munich will take place in June.

For more information and online application portal please visit:

Further Information

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle. The Helmholtz Zentrum München has about 2,200 staff members and is headquartered in Neuherberg in the north of Munich. Helmholtz Zentrum München is a member of the Helmholtz Association, a community of 18 scientific-technical and medical-biological research centers with a total of about 34,000 staff members.

Since 2010 Helmholtz Zentrum München ensures with HELENA* an optimal education for young research talents. The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program continues this successful effort for scientific educational training being an attractive research funding for postdocs.

* About HELENA: The Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is a joint initiative for the promotion of graduate students of the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM).


Scientific contact
Dr. Monika Beer, Helmholtz Zentrum München - Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH), Program Planning and Management, Ingolstädter Landstr. 1, 85764 Neuherberg – Tel. +49 89 3187-3929 -




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