Call for “Helmholtz young investigator groups”: apply now!

We are looking for young excellent scientists looking for leadership! Do you want to perform an innovative research project in one of HZB's research fields? Then apply by 28.02.2022!

Our offers:

  • early scientific independence for excellent postdoctoral researchers
  • funding of a least 300 000 € p.a. for five years to lead a research group
  • at least 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:

  • academic age: between 2 and 6 years 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 2022

We are looking forward to you!


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