Equal Opportunities and diversity
The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) – abides by the code of conduct on equal opportunity of women and men as well as the reconciliation of work and family life which we understand as the crucial basis for successful research work. The HKI is aware of the fact that the number of women in research is often proportionally low. Consequently, we are aiming at mitigating this situation by enabling both female and male scientists to have equal career opportunities and working conditions.
The HKI is happy about the diversity of its employees, their ethnic backgrounds, their genders, ages and physical constitutions as well as their sexual and their religious and ideological intentions and their life styles. The HKI has therefore signed the Charta der Vielfalt (Charta of diversity management) and has been awarded the Total-E-Quality seal.
The equal opportunity officers at the HKI would like to support you. We are happy to provide advisory support to all members of staff, including the following matters:
- Consultation in career matters for female scientists
- Information on mentoring-programmes
- Discrimination and conflict management at the workplace
- Provision of information material
Please don’t hesitate to contact us personally or by email. We also appreciate any suggestions and tips for other relevant issues. Any enquiries and personal data will be treated with utmost care and are strictly confidential.