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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2012

44 Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 2012 For Forschungszentrum Jülich, a commit- ted personnel policy is a decisive factor for consolidating its leading position in the competition for the brightest minds in science. • The introduction of the online recruit- ment system JuRS further increased Jülich’s attractiveness for applicants. In mid-September 2012, trial oper- ation of the online recruitment sys- tem JuRS began, initially for training position applications. The systems accelerates application procedures and requires fewer resources, as it reduces the number of paper applica- tions and printouts. In this way, JuRS is also making a contribution to a more sustainable campus (see p. 26). • Activities to increase the share of women in management positions in science are another priority of human resource development. These measures include executives at Forschungszentrum Jülich making direct contact with excellent female candidates, and early support for young women executives, for exam- ple through mentoring programmes (see p. 50). • In November 2012, Forschungs- zentrum Jülich hosted a conference on the topic of equal opportunities as a competitive edge on the internation- al scene, which was organized by the working group ‘Women at Research Centres’ together with the Helmholtz Association. Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, opened the conference with a lecture entitled ‘Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering’. Personnel Views on new ideas and measures for equal opportunities were exchanged in panel discussions. • A key element of support for parents is opportunities for childcare, which are offered and arranged by Forschungszentrum Jülich for its employees – from an office for par- ents and children, the toddlers group, and the ‘Kleine Füchse’ daycare cen- tre to activities during school holidays. According to a survey on childcare requirements in 2012, parents without exception hope that these services will be further expanded. Johanna Roussel and Andreas Fischbach from the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences work on the project ‘Gardening with a Cognitive System’ (GARNICS) with a one-armed colleague: the lightweight robot LBR 3.