Call for Application “Helmholtz young investigator groups”

We are looking for excellent scientists who are interested in working independently on a topic and building up their own group at an early stage of their career.

Our offer

  • early scientific independence for excellent postdoctoral researchers
  • funding of a least 300 000€ p.a. for five years for your research group
  • a permanent position in case of a positive midterm evaluation
  • professional skills training by the Helmholtz Management Academy
  • close collaboration with a university

Apply if you have the following qualifications:

  • between 2 and 6 years of research experience after your doctorate
  • international research experience
  • an exceptional scientific record
  • an innovative research project in one of the research field of the HZB
  • strong motivation to set up and lead your own research group


To participate in the pre-selection process, please submit a CV, a list of publication and a two-page outline of your project to

Deadline: 28 February 2020

We are looking forward to your proposals!