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.

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in Computational Mechanics

Date 08.01.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Materials Research of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is offering a 2-years postdoctoral position (m/f/d) in the area of computational mechanics. A primary objective of the position will be the development of a novel multi-physics simulation framework for sintering of magnesium. Sintering of magnesium is used at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht to manufacture novel biodegradable implants for biomedical engineering. By means of computer simulations, we aim at a significant acceleration of the development of tailor-made magnesium alloys for biomedical engineering. The focus of this position lies on computational modelling. However, we offer an environment where new computational methods can be developed and tested in close collaboration with in-house experimentalists. more

PhD Position (m/f/d) in numerical modelling of mercury bio-accumulation in the marine food web

Date 19.12.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of coastal research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht hosts a number of highly motivated and experienced researchers in the broad field of coastal research. Our research focus lies on numerical modeling of coastal processes with specific expertise in modelling of atmospheric and marine biogeochemistry and interactions between environmental compartments on regional and coastal scales. At HZG we develop numerical models with the aim to determine past and current state of the environment and to identify major drivers for future changes in the system.

As part of our chemical model development team the PhD student will take part in the further development of our multi-media chemistry transport modeling framework. The aim of the PhD is to identify key processes and functional groups that determine the bio-accumulation of mercury species in marine ecosystems and to implement them into the ecosystem model.

Kaufmännischer Angestellter (w/m/d)

Date 18.12.2018
Institute Institute of Biomaterial Science
Location Teltow

Im Institut für Biomaterialforschung in Teltow leisten wir mit unseren Arbeiten Beiträge zu zukünftigen Medizin- und Gesundheitstechnologien. Dafür werden multifunktionale, polymerbasierte Biomaterialien erforscht, deren Funktionen im Hinblick auf ihre Anwendung gezielt realisiert werden, beispielsweise in strukturierten Biomaterialien oder in Aktuatoren. Wir entschlüsseln die zugrunde liegenden Prinzipien der Materialfunktionen unter Einsatz eines breiten Spektrums methodischer Ansätze und überführen die Materialkandidaten in eine Erprobung für die Anwendung.

Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt übernehmen Sie - befristet für 1 Jahr - eine verantwortungsvolle Position als kaufmännischer Angestellter (w/m/d) in Teilzeit mit 25 Stunden pro Woche. more

Postdoctoral Investigator (m/f/d) In the area of Submesoscale Dynamics and Ocean Color

Date 12.12.2018
Institute Institute of Coastal Research
Location Geesthacht

One scientific focus of the Institute is the investigation of submesoscale dynamics. In view of phytoplankton biomass dynamics, the remote sensing group at HZG uses spectral data obtained from satellites, aircrafts, a zeppelin, and drones as well as from in situ water sampling. One aim is to gain reliable ocean color information from the diverse platforms in optically complex waters and link these observations to the dynamics of submesoscale structures and their interaction with phytoplankton.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral investigator position (m/f/d) in the research group Remote Sensing at the Institute of Coastal Research with preferred starting date on March 1, 2019. The position is limited to three years. The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.


Projektleiter (m/w) Zerlegung Reaktordruckbehälter NS Otto Hahn

Date 08.11.2018
Administration Administration
Location Geesthacht

Für die Zentralabteilung Forschungsreaktor am Standort Geesthacht suchen wir für die Zerlegung des Reaktordruckbehälters des Nuklearschiffs Otto Hahn zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt - unbefristet - einen qualifizierten Kollegen (m/w), der bereits über einschlägige Berufserfahrung auf diesem Gebiet verfügt. more