Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association.“ It was established by the merger of Karlsruhe University (TH) and Karlsruhe Research Center in 2009. With about 9000 employees – of whom, more than half work in research – KIT is one of the largest research institutions in Europe. Its annual budget amounts to approximately EUR 900 million. KIT’s excellent research infrastructure ranges from state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to the world’s only large-scale facility of its kind.
Researchers at more than 100 institutes of KIT are offered conditions that are unique in the German science system: Nowhere is university tradition more closely linked to program-oriented research. Nowhere else can researchers use the infrastructure of a large-scale research institution and collaborate at a University of Excellence across all disciplines of natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, the humanities, and social sciences. We offer reliable career paths in research. Nowhere are the opportunities for further qualification of young researchers bigger than at KIT, the only German University of Excellence that also pursues national large-scale research programs. At KIT, the way from the scientific result to a marketable product is shorter. Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit of our researchers is of high importance to us.
We offer our staff in administration and technical services an exciting and international work environment. They accompany our scientists in the search for answers to master the big future challenges facing our society.
"On behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to welcome you cordially on KIT’s career website. At KIT, we are looking for answers to the great challenges faced by our society. We are combining complex cutting-edge research with a long university tradition to address a wide range of topics. While fulfilling our tasks in research, academic education, and innovation, we notably benefit from the diversity of our staff. Let me invite you to obtain a picture of KIT as an employer. I would be very happy to soon welcome you at KIT."
Christine von Vangerow,
Vice-President for Human Resources and Law
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