Helmholtz Association

With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of 5 billion euros, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest research organisation. The results of research work at its 19 Helmholtz Centres are intended to help find scientific solutions for major and urgent questions facing society, research and industry in six research fields. Helmholtz offers many interesting opportunities for international researchers.

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Jobs at the Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Research Centres cover a wide range of research fields and also operate large research infrastructures. Vacancies at all Helmholtz Research Centres – including positions for postdocs – are published on the Helmholtz Association's job vacancies page. 

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Funding programmes:

Helmholtz Research Schools and Graduate Schools

These research schools and graduate schools offer structured doctoral programmes for highly-qualified PhD students in partnership with universities.

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Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant

Doctoral students and postdocs with a strong link to (applied) data and information sciences can do a short-term research stay at the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.

Helmholtz Investigator Groups

The best early career researchers are provided with excellent working conditions in a research-oriented environment. Researchers are granted independence early on and can set up and lead their own research group at a Helmholtz centre.

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