Family and career
There are numerous offers at Ulm University to help reconcile work and family:
- flexible work hours, homeoffice, mobile work, leave of absence / academic leave, Elternzeit (parental leave), Pflegezeit (caregiver leave, 10 days up to 6 months), Familienpflegezeit (family caregiver leave up to 24 months), part-time.
This and other information is available on the pages of the HR Services
- dual career Service
- Business travel additional travel expenses
- Third-party fundet projects "Drittmittelprojekt" - staff shortage due to family reasons Information DFG
- Secretariat - staff shortage due to family reasons or sickness Sekretariat substitute pool
If you are pregnant, please inform your employer (Abteilung III-1 Personalservice and your supervisor) of your pregnancy and the projected date of birth as soon as you know about the pregnancy. You will have to provide a medical certificate stating the calculated date of birth (you can make a copy from your "Mutterpass").
This is important for maternity protection.
Loungers for recovery breaks during pregnancy
Loungers can be borrowed from the janitors
Loungers in first-aid rooms (Uni Ost: N 25, room 2109, Uni West: room 43.1.219 and room 47.0.210, library: room 37.U.106, Helmholtzstraße 18: room U.44)
The Gender Equality Officer and her team offer female scientists additional valuable grants (e.g. scholarships, project start-up support, bridging programme for entering the post-doc phase).
Female junior scientists can apply with the Family Service for lab assistance during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Laboratory assistance for young women scientists during pregnancy or breastfeeding
The laboratory assistance initiative enables female scientists to continue their research activities in the laboratory if they cannot perform these themselves for medical reasons during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is aimed specifically at doctoral and postdoctoral candidates of Ulm University in cases where practical laboratory work puts the child at risk. Bachelor's and master's students may, upon request and in individual cases, be eligible for laboratory assistance as well. If the lab assistance cannot be funded through either third-party funded projects nor scholarships nor the Faculty's gender equality funds you can apply for an assistance. Applications for lab assistance can be submitted at any time. Please note: There is no legal entitlement to this funding. Details of the laboratory assistance for young women scientists