Career and Education

In the coming years the need for scientifically and technically trained workers in Germany will rise sharply. According to the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, promoting young scientists will therefore be of paramount importance. Through targeted measures Helmholtz Zentrum München supports scientists at various stages of their careers.

The promotion and advancement of young scientists is a top priority for Helmholtz Zentrum München. This is a prerequisite – also in the future – for making important contributions to health and environment research. We make attractive offers to graduate students, postdocs and junior group leaders. Our strategy focuses on the international recruitment of excellent staff, followed by targeted measures to promote career advancement.


Junior Research Group Leaders

For young scientists, junior research groups are an excellent career stepping stone. Junior research group leaders are given responsibility for their group’s budget and staff, enabling them to build up an independent, competitive research profile and to establish themselves in the field. The term of the groups is five years and includes a tenure-track option. For Helmholtz Zentrum München, opportunities arise here to quickly establish and build up new research areas of strategic importance. Junior research group leaders who prove successful in this challenging task have very good prospects for a scientific leadership position both within and outside of Helmholtz Zentrum München. 

 Junior Research Groups at Helmholtz Zentrum München