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We offer career starters and experienced professionals a wide range of entry opportunities in the fields of administration and services, labs, technology and IT, as well as research and research management. Whether directly following your training or studies, after having completed a doctorate program, or as an experienced researcher or leader – the opportunities for shaping change with us are varied!



As a research associate, postdoc or leader with a background in natural, engineering or computer science, you actively shape change in research topics relevant to society. You can find more information on your entry opportunities: as a postdoc here
as a junior research group leader here

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Research Management

As a project manager, referent or employee at Projektträger Jülich, you put your scientific expertise and specialist know-how into practice in research management and support research and innovation with your organization and project management skills.


Labs, Technology and IT

As an employee in our laboratories, workshops, technical infrastructure and IT, you make an important contribution to research and ensure a functioning infrastructure. In this way, you create the necessary basis for successful research.

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Administration and Services

Support key processes as an employee in our administrative and service-oriented areas and experience diverse everyday work in research.

General Information


If you are interested in a position in one of the above areas, we would be pleased to receive your application for one of our advertised vacancies. You can find them here.
We have gathered answers to frequently asked questions in relation to applications in our FAQs.


As a professional at Forschungszentrum Jülich, you will receive an employment contract, remuneration and social benefits according to the collective agreement for civil service (“TVöD-Bund”). The relevant classification is specific to the position; more details can be found in many of the job descriptions. A full-time position encompasses 39 hours per week and 30 days of holiday leave per year as well as free bridging days for extended weekends with public holidays.


At Forschungszentrum Jülich you will work on societally relevant research topics and have the opportunity to help shaping change! We will support you in your work with extensive further training programs, ideal conditions for combining work and private life as well as a family-conscious company policy and flexible working hour models. At the Jülich site, our large research campus offers you excellent scientific infrastructure and the best opportunities for networking with coworkers. International employees receive dedicated support, such as with our International Advisory Service.