The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is seeking
excellent junior scientists and engineers as
in six Research Fields:
15 HELMHOLTZ YOUNG INVESTIGATORS GROUPS
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.
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.
6 years with a peer evaluation.
€ 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
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
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.