Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)

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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)

Materials for a sustainable energy supply and operation of the electron storage ring BESSY II – those are the cornerstones of HZB and its research. Both of these fields complement each other, since questions arising from research continually drive the advancement of the experimental environment at BESSY II and vice versa; the possibilities that BESSY II offers accelerate energy research enormously.

Solar energy research

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has existed since 2009. Its roots go much further into the past, given that HZB arose from the fusion of two older research institutions, the former Hahn-Meitner-Institut (est. 1959) and BESSY GmbH (est. 1979). With approximately 1,100 employees, HZB is now one of the largest non-university research centres in Berlin, and a member of the Helmholtz Association. HZB conducts research at two locations, in Wannsee and Adlershof.


Welcome to HZB

We feel it is important for our employees to have the best conditions for working and for developing professionally and personally – right from the word go. We therefore offer Welcoming Events and a Relocation Service for international new arrivals to help you find your way around HZB and get settled in quickly and off to a good start.

People of many different nationalities and cultures work together at HZB. We promote equal opportunities and support all employees in their development at all career stages and irrespective of origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, or gender. Together, we oppose any kind of discrimination.

People work best when they have achieved a good work/life balance. Since 2007, HZB has been a bearer of the “Career and Family” certificate awarded by the non-profit Hertie Foundation. We support you with numerous services. Our Office for Work and Life, for example, can inform you about flexible worktimes and teleworking, or advise you personally on matters of child and dependent care.

Your continuing professional development as an employee is a top priority for HZB. We offer many internal and external qualification opportunities and provide individual counselling on your career goals. As soon as you join HZB, you can assume responsibility for your own projects and, within the shortest possible time, you will be developing new ideas and putting them into practice. Further points of contact include the Postdoc Office and the Office for Doctoral Student Coordination.

More Information: https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/index_en.html  

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