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Did a job advertisement for a position at Forschungszentrum Jülich awaken your interest? Do you want to apply for the vacancy?

Here you can find different information on the application and selection process including helpful links.

The application and selection process

  • Receipt of your application via our online recruitment system and confirmation of receipt by the end of the next working day
  • Evaluation of your application documents by the relevant department
  • Update notifications in case of protracted selection process
  • Invitation to the selection process, if applicable
  • Details of the selection process:

    • Usually a short telephone or video interview for the pre-selection and following this a personal, more detailed, interview at Forschungszentrum Jülich.
    • Structure of the interview: You will be asked questions about your career so far, specialist knowledge and interdisciplinary qualifications (soft skills). Information will be provided to you about the general working conditions and the next steps in the process. You will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
    • Participants in the interview: The panel of interviewers can vary in size and construction. It will consist of representation from the department that is advertising the position and potentially personell from the human resources department and also from the social partners (works council, handicapped representation, equal opportunities personell etc).
    • Potential additional components in the interview, to assist in selection of the right candidate, could be: a presentation and/or (practical) task and/or role play discussion or similar.
  • Notification of selection decision and contract offer (if applicable)
  • If the offer is accepted, the employment contract will then be prepared (up to 6 weeks)
  • See here for the welcome guide with information on working at Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Starting at Forschungszentrum Jülich and induction