Internationality and diversity

We are an international company with a rapidly growing team made up of people from more than 47 countries.

As of December 2017, 45% of our total staff is coming from countries other than Germany. Among the scientists, the share of international staff is even bigger.

While English is the working language of the company, knowledge of German is considered an asset.

Handicapped persons are welcome and will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. European XFEL is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. From the beginning on, we established two Equal Opportunities Spokespersons, who must be of different nationality and gender and who are elected every second year by all employees. Their main tasks are to monitor the maintenance of our equal opportunities policy and to continue its development.

Nations of origin of European XFEL's employees and guests as of July 2018