Search for your Future Employer

Here you will find databases where you can search for universities, research institutes and companies in your research field; as well as links to the jobs and career pages of the four major German research institutes. Please note that additionally, many organisations publish their job vacancies on their corporate website.

Search for universities and research institutes

In the following databases you can search for universities and research institutes in Germany.

Search engine for higher education institutions

Search engine for higher education institutions

The German Rectors’ Conference has compiled a database containing contact details for all German higher education institutions as well as information on the study programmes and doctoral programmes they offer and international links.The database is available in English and German. www.hochschulkompass.de Search engine for higher education institutions

Search for Research Institutes

Search for Research Institutes

This online database gives you access to over 22,000 German university and non universitary research institutes. www.research-explorer.de Search for Research Institutes

Job pages of the four major research institutes

In Germany there are four large non-university research organisations. The profiles of these organisations differ considerably. Here you will find links to their jobs and career pages.

Jobs at Fraunhofer

Jobs at Fraunhofer

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the largest organisation for applied research in Europe and works closely with industry. You will find current Fraunhofer offers on its Jobs/Career page. www.fraunhofer.de > Jobs Jobs at Fraunhofer

Jobs at the Helmholtz Association

Jobs at the Helmholtz Association

The research centres of the Helmholtz Association cover a wide range of research fields and also operate large research infrastructures, like DESY. Vacancies at all Helmholtz Centres – including positions for postdocs – are published on its Job vacancies page. www.helmholtz.de > Jobs Jobs at the Helmholtz Association

Jobs at the Leibniz Association

Jobs at the Leibniz Association

The institutes of the Leibniz Association focus on demand-oriented and interdisciplinary research. The Leibniz Association advertises its vacancies on its Job portal. www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de > Jobs Jobs at the Leibniz Association

Jobs at the Max Planck Society

Jobs at the Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society focuses on basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences. Details of research grants and job vacancies for junior researchers can be found in the central Max Planck Society database or on the websites of the over 80 Max Planck Institutes. www.mpg.de > Jobboard Jobs at the Max Planck Society

Search on companies' websites

Please note that many companies also publish their job vacancies on their corporate website.

BDI German Export Database

BDI German Export Database

Looking for information on the products, addresses and company profiles of Germany's export-orientated capital goods industry? The website enables users to search an extensive database of more than 35,000 companies by product, company or keyword. www.deutsche-exportdatenbank.de > BDI German Export Database BDI German Export Database

Germany Trade & Invest

Germany Trade & Invest

Germany Trade & Invest promotes Germany as a business and technology centre, supports companies based in Germany with global market information and informs and advises international companies setting up business in Germany. www.gtai.de Germany Trade & Invest

Search for companies by research field

Search for companies by research field

In our "Research Areas" section you can search for companies and research institutes by research fields. You can also find links to various subject-specific online portals and databases that can help you in your search. More Search for companies by research field