Senckenberg as an employer

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) was founded in 1817 and represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, over 800 scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt.

Become a part of our team and take advantage of our numerous career opportunities!

“Living and working together at Senckenberg”

Whether you are an intern, a student assistant, writing your scientific thesis or doctoral dissertation, a technical assistant, or working in administration, we open up a wide range of opportunities at all career levels for a professional future in an international and professional environment.

In a 2018 study by the F.A.Z. Institute and the IMWF Institute for Management and Economic Research, Senckenberg Nature Research Society was named one of Germany’s most sought-after employers in the field of research and development. As an attractive employer, Senckenberg offers you interesting tasks with creative scope for your ideas and commitment. You will be integrated into motivated, dynamic teams with flat hierarchies and a positive corporate culture. To strengthen our togetherness, various offers are available to you, which are gladly and actively used.

“Compatibility and equal opportunities”

Through numerous measures, we actively promote the compatibility of family and career as well as equal opportunities for women and men; and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. Already in 2012, Senckenberg was awarded by the audit “berufundfamilie” and successfully recertified in 2019.

If you are interested in working at Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, please send us your complete and meaningful application documents (as one coherent PDF file) to or apply via our online application form.

We look forward to receiving your application!