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Dual Career Support

Forschungszentrum Jülich’s Dual Career Support is aimed at applicants for management-level positions in scientific institutes and subinstitutes and for executive positions in the technical and administrative infrastructure divisions, as well as their partners or spouses. With our services, we would like to support such dual-career couples by providing advice on options for combining family and partnership with a career.

We offer the following advisory services for partners and spouses to assist them in their own search for attractive career prospects here in the region:

  • Individual advice in matters concerning job applications (review of application documents, suitable channels for specific job searches, etc.)
  • Information on job opportunities at Forschungszentrum Jülich and on the regional job market
  • Where possible, arrangement of job contacts

Furthermore, we are a founding member of the Dual Career Network Rhineland.

Dual Career Network Rhineland

Partners or spouses can also benefit from the following services offered by Forschungszentrum Jülich:

  • Opportunity to participate in Jülich’s continuing professional development courses (depending on availability)
  • Counselling regarding professional (re-)orientation
  • Information on scholarships and funding opportunities
  • Use of the Central Library (if he or she is a student)

Development courses (in German)

Dual Career Support relies on mutual cooperation and regular exchange to ensure effective assistance. Please note that the search for suitable career prospects usually takes several months, and that we cannot guarantee that a new position will be found.

Further Services

  • The Equal Opportunities Bureau provides advice to employees and their partners or spouses on the topics of parenthood, childcare, caring for relatives, and flexible employment models.
  • The International Advisory Services provides advice for employees from abroad (visiting scientists, guest professors, scholarship holders) as well as foreign doctoral researchers, undergraduates, and their families on all legal matters concerning non-residents and social legislation during their stay at Forschungszentrum Jülich.
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich's Gästehaus (guesthouse) is located in the town of Jülich and offers fully furnished accommodation units of five different types.
  • The International Club Jülich e.V. aims to encourages contact between its international members, with the residents of Jülich, and with similar organizations both at home and abroad. It also aims to help employees who come from abroad to settle in.

Equal Opportunities Bureau (German only)
International Advisory Services (German only)
More information about accommodation in the guesthouse (German only)
International Club Jülich


For any questions about the topic of dual careers please contact:

Andrea Bosten

Human Resource Development (P-E)
Tel.: +49 2461/61-85407

Viola Middendorf

Human Resource Development (P-E)
Tel.: +49 2461/61-85404