CAREER Partners

Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA)

The Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is a joint initiative for the promotion of graduate students of the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and the Technische Universität München (TUM).
Founded in 2010, HELENA qualifies a new generation of internationally competitive graduate students in the field of Health & Environment research. HELENA students receive intensive scientific training and have access to state-of-the-art platforms and training opportunities in the latest technologies. Individual supervision and mentoring are ensured through a personal Thesis Committee. Career promotion and training in management, leadership and communication skills prepare our graduate students to fill lead positions in research, management, industry and administration.
The Graduate School is an investment in the future and serves as an ideal career springboard through excellent research, training and networks.

Collobration with the HMGU Career Center: Communication, Career Talks and Consultation Services.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP)

The Helmholtz Zentrum München established the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP) in 2014. The competitive international fellowship program trains highly talented early-career scientists for leadership positions in health and environment research over the course of three years. The program includes coaching and mentoring, support in grant applications, travel grants and joint training modules.

HR Development (HRD)

Since 2011 HRD focuses on developing the most superior workforce so that the institutes and departments as well as individual employees can accomplish their work goals.  HRD steadily improves the performance of the employees, executives, teams and organizational units through encouraging motivation, job satisfaction and career planning.

HRD offers consultation on Personnel Planning, Personnel Marketing, Personnel Recruitment and Onboarding as well as qualification and support for all HMGU employees through a comprehensive offer of on-campus training opportunities for senior and junior managers, graduate students, postdocs as well as for all employees who work in the field of scientific infrastructure, science management or administration. These trainings cover all topics from leadership and management to soft and professional skills. HRD also offers funding for external trainings for all working in institutes.

Mentoring programs, Peer Mentoring and different Coaching options complement the HRD portfolio of individual support. The coaching options include a long-term structured career coaching process for all HMGU employees. This process focuses on enhancing the employability and fostering the self-concept and career identity of the coachee applying leading instruments for career counseling.  

Furthermore, HRD facilitates Organizational Development and Change Processes through Strategy Planning and Team Development.

Human Resource Development is a partner and consultant for all employees and guests of the HMGU. It provides the framework and services for helping all staff members to develop their personal and organizational skills, knowledge and abilities.

Collaboration with the HMGU Career Center: Career Workshops, Brown Bags, Walk-ins, Coaching, Mentoring and Consultation Services

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International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is at the center of cutting-edge scientific research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and its partner institution, the Alberta Diabetes Institute. PhD students engage in international and innovative research projects that enable new approaches encompassing molecular research and translational application. Intensive supervision, professional training and career support will foster PhD students in their career development and encourage them to direct their training and take the required steps to reach their career goals.

Research School Lung Biology and Disease

The Research School "Lung Biology and Disease" is an international, interdisciplinary, and structured MD and PhD training program, established at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) in Munich, Germany, a translational lung research center and member of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL). The Research School benefits from its supporting partners - the Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health - and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University and the university hospital system - thereby providing an excellent and inspiring environment for translational research.

The Research School is designed to attract and promote outstanding and highly motivated MD, MD/PhD, and PhD students from the basic and medical sciences to be trained by an internationally renowned faculty. Students benefit from comprehensive teaching curricula and close mentorship while performing cutting edge research projects in translational medicine.

Graduates trained within the program have diverse career options in the expanding biomedical field, and will undoubtedly be able to advance our understanding of lung disease and develop novel therapies for improving the care and quality of life of patients suffering from lung disease.

Research School of Radiation Sciences

RS2 - The Helmholtz Research School of Radiation Sciences is an international research school established at the Department of Radiation Sciences - DRS at Helmholtz Zentrum München. It offers innovative education for graduate students and research programs within a stimulating interdisciplinary environment. The DRS performs research aimed at the safe use of ionizing radiation in medicine, science and technology.

The Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School


The Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School

The Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School is an international and interdisciplinary graduate program centered on epigenetics research at Helmholtz Zentrum München, in Munich, Germany. It provides an optimal research and training environment for graduate students to conduct their PhD research in the field of epigenetics. Research excellence within the host teams of the epigenetics@HMGU community, is complemented with a dedicated training program and support structure, creating an environment in which academically and technically gifted individuals can excel to achieve their professional goals and develop their future career.

Graduate projects will be conducted at the cutting edge of basic, as well as translational, epigenetics research and encompass cellular plasticity, stem cells, diabetes, computational biology, epidemiology, metabolism, immunology, development and systems biology. Launched from the dynamic, international and highly collaborative epigenetics@HMGU community, the Epigenetics Research School sees students embedded in a progressive, scientifically enriching environment at all levels; in the lab, at the Helmholtz center and within Munich at large.

For optimal support in career development the Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School works closely together with the HMGU career center.