Privacy statement – Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Helmholtz Center Munich

IIn the following, all terms always address all sexes.

You may use the applicant portal within the framework of your application. If you wish to interrupt the application process, and continue filling out the application later, an individual access will be generated from your indicated e-mail address and a token generated by the system. Your data input by this time will be saved and may be re-called via the generated access.

Please note that you may only update, change or delete the data in your application as long as you have not yet sent the application to us.

When filling out the application in the applicant portal, we will inquire personal information, such as your name and your contact data, your professional history, your education, and your assessment of specific job-related qualifications. Moreover, you will be enabled to upload individual application documents (e.g. motivation letter, certificates). The data will only be stored in the data base after you have saved or submitted the application.

Use of your data

By sending the application, you authorize us to use the data and information input by you to present you in the company within the framework of your job application process. We may use your indicated contact data to contact you via e-mail, mail or telephone. When we present you in the company, same will be done on the basis of your information given with regard to your professional history and professional qualifications. We are authorized to use all data input by you into our applicant database, and reserve the right to delete individual parts or the whole application profile.

Updating, storing and deleting your data

You may update, change or delete the data in your application in the applicant portal via your individually generated access, as long as you have not yet sent the application to us. To this end, it is sufficient to log in via the link sent to your indicated e-mail address, to review your input, and to make the desired amendments with the available options. We reserve the right to temporarily block access to your applicant profile.

Having sent the application you may no longer change your applicant data via your individual access. 

Your answers and your information given in the application phase will be stored together with your name for up to six months after completion of the application process. Thereafter, the results will only be stored for statistic assessments in an anonymized form. This statistical data records will not allow any conclusions as to your person. If you are still interested in employment with Helmholtz Center Munich, please start a new application.

In case your application is not complete by the end of the application period, or your referees have not submitted letters of recommendation for you, your whole application profile, including contact data and information input by you, will be deleted at the end of the application period.

Moreover, you are legally entitled at any time to get information on your data, have your data rectified or deleted. To this end, please contact postdoc (at) via e-mail, or write to the contact data indicated at the end of the present statement.

Declaration of consent

By clicking the check box prior to registration, you agree to collection, storage, use and transfer of your data according to the present privacy statement. Your declaration of consent will be recorded by us. You are entitled to revoke the declaration of consent in full or partially with future effect. To this end, please contact the contact data at the end of the present statement, via e-mail or in writing.


If you have any questions regarding the present privacy statement, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to us at datenschutz (at) or write to us at the following address:  

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
D-85758 Neuherberg, Germany