The HZDR as Employer

With cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATERIALS, we at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solve some of the pressing social challenges of our time. Our highly qualified staff benefit from an interdisciplinary and at the same time international working environment. Thanks to outstanding large-scale research facilities and an extensive scientific network, researchers at our centre find ideal conditions for developing groundbreaking findings. This applies to all our sites in Dresden, Freiberg, Görlitz, Grenoble (France), Leipzig and Schenefeld near Hamburg. Become part of the HZDR team and join 1,500 employees from more than 60 nations. Help us take research to the next level for the next generations!

Image film of the HZDR: A journey into the realm of knowledge

Your career at the Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf
State-of-the-art research facilities - The HZDR offers excellent infrastructures and an attractive working environment for research - from basic science to application maturity. We operate unique large-scale research facilities of international significance. We are also the coordinator and partner of numerous scientific collaborations and projects.

More information: Research infrastructures

International Teams / Diversity / Gender Equality
Work with us together with colleagues and guests from many different countries. The HZDR provides attractive working conditions for employees from all over the world. In interdisciplinary teams, our scientists build bridges between physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences and medicine in order to develop solutions for the major challenges facing science, industry and society.

More information: International Office, job vacancies, internships/student assistants/theses, diversity.

Gender Equality Plan of the HZDR

Excellent career opportunities
There are many paths open to you for your professional development - in academic qualifications as well as in one of our eleven apprenticeships. For more than 20 years, we have been providing outstanding services in initial vocational training. The HZDR specifically promotes its employees with individual personnel development opportunities.

More information: Training and further education, DeltaX school lab, junior research groups, students, PhD students, alumni network, HZDR Innovators Club

Family-friendly working models
Doing a demanding job and being there for the family at the same time? That is not mutually exclusive for us. Thanks to flexible working models, cooperation with daycare centres, company health management and other offers, you can expect a fair "work-life balance" with us. Since 2008, the HZDR has held the "berufundfamilie" certificate from the audit of the non-profit Hertie Foundation.

More information: Certificate audit - berufundfamilie, family office, company health management

Attractive locations
With its booming economy and science, its charming location in the Elbe valley and its cultural diversity, Dresden is one of the most liveable regions in Germany. At our main site in Dresden-Rossendorf, we work on a "Green Campus". By this we mean sustainable, resource-conserving site development, which has been progressing continuously since 2002. Furthermore, the HZDR operates five other research sites in Freiberg, Görlitz, Leipzig, Schenefeld near Hamburg and Grenoble in France.

More information: Green Campus, Directions, Locations