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Video: Living and breathing science

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"It´s mind-blowing …"

Scientific activities / projects

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Technically savvy globetrotter with great organisational skills: rocket engineer Wolfgang Jung

Wolfgang Jung inspecting an engine: any cracks in the propellant assembly?

PhD candidates

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En route to the fuel of the future: Martina Neises researches solar hydrogen production.

Research at the Plataforma Solar de Almería

Equal opportunity

Development opportunities

Innovation is at its greatest when men and women carry out research together. A good example of this – DLR!

Shortly before takeoff in the F-4

Course paper / final thesis

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Exciting challenges for inquisitive people: write your thesis at DLR!

Exciting challenges for inquisitive people: write your thesis at DLR! Copyright: Photo.com, Jupiterimages

German Trainee Programme

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As a child she dreamt of adventures in space; as a teenager she attended space conferences; she went on to become a trainee at ESA; and today she is a...

Kick Off Meeting for the German Trainee Programme 2010

Cutting-edge research in the cockpit

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Verifying what aircraft can do: the manoeuvres of Ina Niewind, flight test engineer, bring about safety and progress. As a flight test engineer for...

Ina Niewind is preparing flight tests with the A400M.

Visiting researcher

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Join DLR’s team of experts as a visiting researcher: Knowledge for tomorrow – ‘made in Germany’

DLR-DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr Janki Dodiya using a Virtual Assembly Simulation in front of a Virtual Reality display.

Two ways to apply

Application

Your way to DLR: here's how you should apply.

SpaceJustin – your soon-to-be new colleague?

Student placement

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Want to help shape the world of tomorrow through cutting-edge research? Even students can help!

Plenty of exciting jobs for junior scientists

Internship

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Out of the auditorium and straight to the major issues for humanity and the future – ideally before finishing your course!

Out of the auditorium – straight into practice

Challenges

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Scientific excellence? Prove yourself and enter our competitions for ideas!

Our prize winners in the 2009-2010 Competition of Visions

Further education and training

Development opportunities

Those wanting to shape the ‘knowledge for tomorrow’ must start today – with further education and training according to your needs.

Those wanting to shape the ‘knowledge for tomorrow’ must start today – with further education and training adapted to your needs.

Dual studies

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Combine theory and practice, and get up close and personal with top-level research in the process. We train through dual studies!

Combine theory and practice, and get up close and personal with top-level research in the process. Dual studies course at DLR! Copyright: Fotolia, Robert Kneschke

Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeships at DLR are special – here, you can grow further and try new things, according to Stefan Ratke.

Apprentice Stefan Ratke with his instructor, Jörg Hofmann

Non-scientific activities

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Cutting-edge research in good company: our non-scientific employees achieve great things.

Cutting-edge research in good company: our non-scientific employees achieve great things. Copyright: Photos.com, Bartomiej Szewczyk

Passion for space

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Katja Leuoth, Columbus Flight Director – first day on the job with Columbus at DLR and what it means to support astronauts at work in space.

Katja Leuoth in the K4 room

Schools at DLR

Career opportunities

When it comes to research, it’s never too soon to start: from the classroom, and straight to DLR!

DLR_School_Lab at Göttingen: students conduct experiments in the wind tunnel.

Work-life balance

Development opportunities

It's not all about exciting research projects: we encourage a healthy balance between work and leisure.

Project leader and family man Franz Kurz

On-board power from the exhaust

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Researchers at DLR are working on a wide range of technologies for the future – for example, exhaust heat utilisation in cars. Car engines only con...

A four-hundred square metre area housing the most modern equipment for the exploration of thermoelectric materials and generators is at the disposal of Andreas Schmitz (left) and his colleagues.

Speculative application

Application

Have you decided that you want to launch your career at DLR? If so, send a speculative application to the institute or facility of your choice!

Let´s join your professional knowledge and our research projects. Copyright: fotolia.com

FAQ

Application

Do you still have questions about applying to DLR? We have the answers.

Do you still have questions about applying to DLR? We have the answers. Copyright: fotolia, Robert Kneschke

bonding Dresden

29 April 2014

Scientists will answer your questions at the Bonding Recruitment Fair in Dresden.

Make contact early on: bonding recruitment fair

konaktiva Darmstadt

8 May 2014

We are happy to give you advice on career opportunities at DLR.

Career Fair konaktiva Darmstadt, Copyright: konaktiva

Connecticum Berlin

9 May 2014

Scientists will answer your questions at Connecticum Berlin.

Career Fair Connecticum, Copyright Connecticum

bonding Karlsruhe

28 May 2014

Scientists will answer your questions at the Bonding Recruitment Fair in Karlsruhe.

Bonding Career Fair, Copyright: Bonding

IKOM Munich

5 June 2014

Scientists will answer your questions at IKOM Munich.

Career fair IKOM, Copyright: IKOM

bonding Stuttgart

24 June 2014

Talk to our scientists and learn about career opportunities at DLR.

Bonding Career Fair; Copyright: Bonding