However, parental leave is not taken into account. Employees who take a break from their research to care for a newborn cannot take care of this time when they move on to the next level of experience. If a researcher no longer works for several years or works for a non-public employer, he or she may even be placed in a lower category and, therefore, expect a pay cut. Collective agreements refer to „devastating interruptions.“ Our very flexible working time is 39 hours per week and everyone is entitled to 30 days of paid leave per year. In addition, Schleswig-Holstein has 10 paid holidays. December 24 and 31 are granted as paid days off as a courtesy of the employer. Researchers usually enter into an employment contract with a university or research organization. This large group includes PhD students and post-docs, but also youth group leaders. The researchers` salaries are set in a collective agreement negotiated between the public sector employer and the unions. This is based either on the Public Service Collective Agreement (TVoeD), which applies at the federal and national level, or on the public service collective agreement in the federal states (TV-L). One particular case is that of Hesse, which is not a member of the Lunders` tariff community and which has entered into its own collective agreement with the trade unions, TV-H.
The rate paid by the organization concerned is indicated in the vacancy notice. Junior professorships provide young researchers with the opportunity to conduct research on research, coaching, administration and teaching experiences on an equal footing with other university professors. Junior teachers are usually three to four years old and can be renewed for a total of six years. This is often a temporary position, but some universities offer a tenure track option. Germany recently signed an agreement to create 1,000 Tenure-Track junior teachers by 2032. If, for example, youth group leaders adopt a more responsible research project, they are generally divided into a higher salary group. In theory, it is possible for a scientific collaborator to get a lower salary than he was until now, since he would have to start from scratch at level 1. However, collective agreements stipulate that this should never happen and that staff are placed at a higher level of experience with at least the same salary. TV-L or TV-H still applies to universities. For non-academic research institutes, the question of whether a scientific collaborator should be paid according to TV-L, TV-H or TVoeD depends on their funding by the federal state or the State. In addition to the academic staff employed, the „Academic Council“ is also available in universities and research institutes, mainly reserved for post-candidates. In this position, the researcher usually has a fixed-term public servant contract and is paid on the basis of the A13 salary grid under the Federal Public Service Compensation Act and the respective national rules.
The level of wages in the public sector is indicated in tvl (collective agreement of the federal states, I think). E13 is the entry level for people with a master`s/doctoral degree. 65% means that this is 65% of a full-time job. Research often requires researchers to spend some time abroad or to be funded by scholarships. In general, relevant work experience in a research institution abroad is generally recognized in this sector, provided they have an employment contract while working abroad. On the other hand, periods financed by a scholarship are considered only „useful.“ They may be considered work experience, but this is not guaranteed.