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Working conditions at the different institutions

University of Potsdam (UP):

The payment (75%) corresponds to 30 hours per week. The position is classified within remuneration group 13 of the collective wage agreement among the German states (TV-L). The fixed term of employment is in accordance with Section 2 subsection 1 of the German Act on Limited Scientific Contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz or WissZeitVG).

As a university, we combine the developmental strength of a teaching and research institution with the attractive working conditions of the public sector. The University of Potsdam is a reliable employer that supports its employees with a variety of offers and benefits:

  • Develop yourself and your professional as well as interdisciplinary competencies in various continuing education and networking opportunities offered by the University of Potsdam.
  • All locations have good transport connections. They can receive a monthly subsidy for the public transport job ticket and use campus bicycles.
  • Benefit from a company pension plan, a special annual payment and asset-building services.
  • Take advantage of the diverse offers from occupational health management as well as university sports.
  • You have 30 vacation days per year and are also exempt from work on December 24 and 31. Our service for families can advise you on issues relating to the reconciliation of work and family life.

You can find more information about working at the University of Potsdam at

The University of Potsdam values the diversity of its community and pursues the goals of equal opportunity regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation and identity. Applications from abroad and from persons with an immigrant background are expressly encouraged. The university strives for a balanced gender ratio in all employment groups; in areas where women are underrepresented, women are given preference in case of equal suitability (Section 7 paragraph 4 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act). People with disabilities are given preferential consideration in cases of equal qualifications. In aptitude tests and selection interviews, individual disadvantage compensations are granted that are appropriate to their disability. If a person with a disability would like to make use of individual disadvantage compensation, please state this in the application letter.


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

The payment corresponds to 75% of a full-time equivalent within remuneration group 13 based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service (TVöD-Bund).

We offer the opportunity to contribute together with researchers from all around the world to the development of renewable energies, energy stores and next-gen technologies for a climate-friendly future, career guidance, specific training offers, and networking with peers provided by the Graduate Center and Postdoc Office, flexible work hours with flexitime, comprehensive counselling services for family and career, health management, and company sports programmes.

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your application via our application management system by 31.01.2024. For reasons of data protection regulations, we are unfortunately unable to consider applications that reach us by other means (such as email or mail) in the application process. You can find the job postings online on the following website from 10 January 2024:

We very much want our workplace to be diverse, and welcome applications from people with different backgrounds. It is our mission to promote equal opportunities and to improve women’s representation in the workforce. We are therefore very interested in receiving applications from women. Where the qualifications are met, we will give preference to people with disabilities.


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU)

The payment corresponds to 75% of a full-time equivalent within remuneration group 13 TV-L HU. An additional submission of application files to the HU might be required.


Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT)

The payment corresponds to 75% of a full-time equivalent within remuneration group 13 TV-L (Berliner Hochschulen). An additional submission of application files to the BHT might be required.


Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron (DESY)

The payment corresponds to 75% full-time equivalent within remuneration group 13 TV-AVH.

Working at DESY:

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. Respectful cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees are particularly important to us. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work-life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work (up to 50%). You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a German job ticket at both locations. DESY in Hamburg does not grant doctoral degrees directly but collaborates with the universities. Candidates for thesis research will have to satisfy the terms of admission for doctoral theses of the universities.