Current Employment Opportunites

"career and family audit" - The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has been certified since 2008.

"career and family audit" - The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht has been certified since 2008.

Our “science creates benefits” motto combines the scientific expertise at our research centre with the knowledge utilised in developing concrete applications for present and future use. Qualified and motivated employees ensure our success!

We are also an apprenticeship establishment for commercial and technical professions. The quality of training is very important to us here. We are proud to have been awarded various recognitions, including from the Lübeck Chamber of Commerce for outstanding service in professional development.

In addition to standard employment, we offer positions to doctoral candidates and other students enrolled in higher education. We also offer internships to students at the university level as well as to those still in secondary school so that they can become acquainted with our work and with our research centre.

Apply now and become a member of the Helmholtz community. Whether you’re interested in research, technology or administration, we offer interesting positions in a range of fields. Please refer to the specific position offered for further information and requirements.

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PhD position (m/f) in Material Science

Date 23.07.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

The Department for Solid State Joining Processes of the Institute of Materials Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is offering a 3-years PhD position (m/f/d) in the area of Materials Science with special focus on joining technologies of hybrid materials for electronic applications. The successful candidate will be working in the technology transfer project “FricBoard” which is carried out in close collaboration with an international company. The main objectives of the position will be the experimental analysis of the friction riveting joining process to identify correlations to physical-chemical and rheological aspects of printed circuit boards. This involves the assessment of heat generation, material flow and residual stresses. We offer an interdisciplinary and international environment where experimental methods can be developed and tested in close collaboration with experts in computational methods in the department as well as with industrial partners. more

Research Scientist (m/f/d) Interfacial interactions of polymerbased biomaterials with biomacromolecules and cells

Date 18.07.2019
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

The Institute of Biomaterial Science in Teltow of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Berlin Brandenburg Centre for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) invite applications for a Postdoc (m/f) in Interfacial interactions of polymer based biomaterials with biomacromolecules and cells with a focus on work in areas related physico- and biochemistry of proteins. This is initially a 2-years fixed term contract.
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin, Germany). more

Leitung (m/w/d) Technische Compliance

Date 15.07.2019
Administration Administration
Location Geesthacht

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - zunächst befristet für zwei Jahre - für unsere Stabsabteilung Technische Compliance eine Leitung (m/w/d). Der Arbeitsort ist Geesthacht. more

Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f/d)

Date 12.07.2019
Administration Institute of Polymer Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Polymer Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites applications for a PostDoc position (m/f/d) for the project HI-CAM: Helmholtz-Initiative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: two Sides of the same Coin. The position is for a period of 24 month (starting as soon as possible). The place of employment is Geesthacht. more

Volljurist (m/w/d)

Date 05.07.2019
Administration Administration
Location Geesthacht

Zur Unterstützung unseres Bereiches Recht und Technologietransfer suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - zunächst befristet auf zwei Jahre - einen Volljuristen (m/w/d) in Vollzeit.

Der Bereich Recht und Technologietransfer setzt sich aus der Gruppe "Recht", der Gruppe "Technologietransfersupport" sowie den Projekten Organisation und ADV-Architektur zusammen. Dabei bündelt der Bereich in der Gruppe "Recht" die juristische Beratung - mit Ausnahme des Arbeits- und Datenschutzrechts - innerhalb des Zentrums.
Der Arbeitsort ist Geesthacht. more