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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2011

Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 201144 Forschungszentrum Jülich is not just among the best when it comes to re- search, it is also a model employer. Whether highly qualified couples with university degrees are looking to recon- cile their careers, foreign employees need assistance applying for their resi- dence permits, or parents are seeking childcare – Forschungszentrum Jülich provides a comprehensive service for its employees. • The Dual Career Service was set up at Forschungszentrum Jülich in 2011 to help its employees’ partners and spouses find attractive career pros- pects in the region. In July 2011, Forschungszentrum Jülich set up the Dual Career Network Rhineland to- gether with the universities of Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne. The Universi- ty of Siegen came on board at the be- ginning of 2012. • More women in executive positions is the aim of the Helmholtz mentor- ing programme “Taking the lead”. Three women scientists from Jülich were also involved in 2011. Five ear- ly-career women scientists are par- ticipating in the TANDEMplus mentor- ing programme to prepare themselves for management functions and one of them took part in a professional de- velopment programme for young ex- ecutives, the “Helmholtz Academy”. • Employees from abroad no long- er have to travel to Düren to apply for the electronic residence permit, which was introduced in 2011. In- stead, a new infrastructure enables a Worth its weight in gold when it comes to working and playing – the new office for parents and children at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Personnel representative of the foreigners’ au- thority to come to Forschungszen- trum Jülich at set hours. • The extensive support for employees at Jülich who require assistance with childcare was widely availed of again in 2011 – from the toddlers group and the “Kleine Füchse” daycare centre to holiday activities for schoolchildren. In March 2012, Forschungszentrum Jülich also furnished a new office in- tended to allow parents to work while still being able to keep an eye on their children. This room equipped with children’s toys and furniture (includ- ing a bed) as well as a baby changing table allows parents to come to work and bring their children with them in case of unexpected problems with their childcare arrangements.