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.



HELENA’s mission is to qualify a new generation of internationally competitive graduate students by providing them with an excellent education program in the field of environmental health. Interdisciplinary training courses and the promotion of key competencies go hand in hand to prepare young scientists for leadership positions in science, management and administration. HELENA was established together with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and Technische Universität München (TUM).

Thematically itensified education is possible in three Helmholtz Research Schools for Diabetes, Lung Biology and for Radiation Research:

To the HELENA Website: Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA)