Developing new technologies and shaping the future – at DLR, researchers like Dagi Geister, Stefania Tescari, Mascha Brost and Anja Frank carry out their research with curiosity and passion. Here, they can focus all their energy on research within a unique infrastructure and carry out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation.Does that appeal to you? There’s more.
Dagi works part-time and oversees projects to integrate drones into airspace
Stefania conducts research on the efficient use of solar energy for industrial applications
Mascha and her team are working on making transport more user friendly and efficient
Anja and her team test rocket engines on behalf of ESA and the European space industry
DLR promotes the greatest possible freedom in research, individual development opportunities and the balancing of a family and a career. Diversity, respect and appreciation are among our core values.
The continued development of our employees is particularly important to us. We support the recognition and targeted development of their strengths and talents. In addition to our varied and extensive range of seminars focussed on continued development, we also support our female researchers on an individual level with the goal of seeing more highly qualified women participate in the highest levels of research in Germany in the future. 'SCALA – the career ladder for women' bundles together a collection of promising initiatives to increase the representation of female researchers, particularly in leadership positions.
Maintaining a healthy level of productivity for our employees is equally important to us. To this end, we offer flexible working time models as well as benefits related to childcare and the care of dependents. We also support our employees in their return to work, offer sports and health courses and ensure job security even in times of crisis. The compatibility of work and family is close to our hearts!
Working time models at DLR
There are company agreements on flexitime at our sites. These arrangements allow employees to determine the location of their working hours themselves as far as possible and thus flexibly organise their working day.
For certain phases of life, it may make sense to reduce working hours (daily or weekly). There are different labour law bases for this. DLR accommodates employees as far as possible within this framework.
Working from home:
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we transitioned our operations to accomodate working from home. We are currently working on additional ways to make working at DLR more flexible in the future.
To reconcile exceptional life situations with work, DLR offers its employees the opportunity to take time away in the form of a short-term sabbatical. A longer stay abroad could be planned for this time, for example, or time-intensive interests could become the primary focus of day-to-day life.
Under the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt), we are committed to creating a working environment at DLR that is characterised by mutual respect and appreciation and is free of prejudice. At DLR, we embrace equal opportunity – as recognised by the E-QUALITY award since 2004. As for our commitment to assisting our employees balance their family and career, DLR has been regularly awarded the audit work and family (berufundfamilie) certificate since 2002. DLR is diverse and that is what makes us strong.
Would you like to bring your expertise and innovative drive to DLR? You can find our current job advertisements here.
Diverse talents = diverse perspectives: DLR establishes a working environment that promotes creativity and is characterised by mutual respect
Innovation is at its greatest when men and women carry out research together. A good example of this – DLR!
In our flyer, learn how we support human and cultural diversity