Joining HITS

Come and join us! Please have a look at our current job offers or send us an unsolicited application.

Joining HITS

HITS is an international and interdisciplinary institute which offers great opportunities to young scientists at all career levels. We offer the best possible environment for outstanding research.

Find out more about our research groups at HITS and the interdisciplinary HITS Lab.

HITS Independent Postdoc Program

The HITS Independent Postdoc Program offers a great opportunity for highly talented young scientists wanting to transition from PhD student to junior group leader. It supports young scientists in exploring their own ideas and testing new hypotheses. The program is set for 2 years with the option for a 1-year extension. High-risk, high-gain projects are encouraged.

Keep your eyes open for the next call in 2024. You can find more information on the program here.


Starting a junior group at HITS

We welcome early career scientists who would like to start their own independent research group with external funding, such as an ERC Starting grant or a DFG Emmy Noether award. In cooperation with Heidelberg University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), we offer a dynamic workplace without disciplinary boundaries and a number of benefits to complement the external funds. This renders HITS, Heidelberg University and KIT particularly attractive hosts for your independent research group.

Enquiries can be directed to: 

Visiting HITS

Researchers who are interested in joining one of our research groups for some time or would like to work on a certain research project with us, are invited to join HITS.

Learn more about the research at HITS and directly contact the corresponding group leader.

Klaus Tschira Guest Professorship Program

The Klaus Tschira Guest Professorship program aims at enhancing scientific exchange and collaborations. To this end, we invite internationally renowned scientists to HITS for sabbaticals or other extended research stays. Varying from 3 weeks to 6 months duration, the program gives plenty of flexibility to arrange your stay at HITS with your research at your home institution.

You can find more information here.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Phone: +49 6221 – 533 – 533

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