Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

 Employees: 1,001-5,000
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ was established in 1991 and has about 1,000 employees in Leipzig, Halle/S. and Magdeburg. They study the complex interactions between humans and the environment in cultivated and damaged landscapes. The scientists develop concepts and processes to help secure the natural foundations of human life for future generations.

Our Vision
The UFZ is one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of environmental research, enjoying high social recognition. It demonstrates ways in which a sustainable use of our natural resource base is possible for the benefit of both humankind and the environment.

Our Mission
Biodiversity, functioning ecosystems, clean water and intact soils all make up our natural resource base. In the face of global change, employees at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ are united by the goal of demonstrating ways to combine societal development with a healthy environment.

The UFZ conducts excellent research and takes on a shaping role in the scientific community. As a reliable partner, the UFZ supports the political arena, the economy and the general public to better understand the consequences of human actions on the environment and to develop options for social decision - making processes. For this purpose, the UFZ responds to the stimuli created by society and by producing know - how and technologies that should help to rapidly identify problems comprising conflicting priorities between the environment and society. The UFZ will consequently work on precautionary measures.

In dealing with complex environmental issues, the disciplinary borders between the natural- , engineering- and social sciences need to be overcome. The UFZ has extensive competences in integrated environmental research. It boasts innovative scientifi c infrastructures and nurtures indispensable national and international cooperation, enabling problem - solving at the highest level.

Attractive working conditions, the creativity and motivation of UFZ employees, their personal and professional development, and the promotion of young scientists as leading international researchers are all key factors when it comes to successfully promoting this mission.

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Founding year: 1991
Value of employees: 1,001-5,000
Expansion: national

In our company employees are working in the following fields:
Automation Technology, Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse, Embedded Systems & Firmware, Environmental Sciences & Technology, Project Management, Research & Development, Research & Education, Research Associate, Software Development & Programming, Training

In our company employees with these qualifications are welcome:
Pharmaceutics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Mathematics, Geo Sciences, Chemical & Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Human medicine, Data Science & Database, Computer Engineering, SAP, ERP, CRM, Software Engineering, Web Development & Webdesign


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Permoserstraße 15
4318 Leipzig