Working at the Charité
To help you get settled at the Charité, we have put together the following list of important things to do when you begin, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.
Signing Your Contract
On the day you sign your contract, please bring:
- Completed personnel forms (these were sent to you electronically or via post)
- Items requested on the personnel checklist
- Certificates (e.g. birth or marriage certificates) must be either international certificates (English/French/German) or be accompanied by a certified translation into German.
The personnel department keeps copies of all documents and certificates. They must, however, see the originals. Please, therefore, bring originals to the contract signing, regardless of what language the original is in.
Visiting the NeuroCure Office
Setting up Your Lab Infrastructure
To apply for an e-mail address, please fill out the appropriate form below. Non-Charité colleagues should send the form to the NeuroCure office for signature, and we will forward it to the IT department for processing.
To order keys and transponders (electronic keys), fill out the form “Anforderung Schlüssel und Transponder”, have the form signed by your group leader AND the NeuroCure office, and take the signed form to the key management office (‘Schlüsselverwaltung’) to pick up your keys personally.
For questions about keys and transponders, please contact Thomas Kahlert.
To apply for a telephone, fill out the form “Telefon/Fax Anforderung und Abmelden” and send the completed form to the NeuroCure Office for signature and processing.
If you need a mobile Charité telephone (“DECT-Handy” for use only on the Charité Campuses Mitte and Virchow) please fill out page 2 of the above form and send it to Thomas Kahlert for processing.
To connect a computer you are bringing with you (e.g. laptop):
To purchase or lease a computer via the Charité
VPN Network Connection
You can access the Charité intranet and eBooks from your home computer or laptop if you are connected to the Charité server via VPN. To apply for a VPN connection, please fill out the online form “VPN-Antrag Extern” and send it to Thomas Kahlert for processing.
All laboratories must undergo a safety evaluation in accordance with local regulations. Especially relevant is the lab’s use and storage of dangerous substances.
For information regarding hygiene/safety/emergency procedures specific to your lab, please contact Antje Fortströer (450 539 016) within a week of your lab being operational.
For personnel questions, including holiday time, sickness, staying home with a sick child, etc., as well as how to hire new employees, please contact Kimberly Mason at the NeuroCure office.
Alex Grun will provide you with your personnel number (Personalnummer) after you have signed your contract. This number is required for many Charité forms and procedures.
Your Charité ID (Dienstausweis) will automatically be sent to you in the mail by the personnel department.
For all purchases, bills, reimbursements, project numbers (Kostenstellen/Innenaufträge), etc. please contact Stefanie Häusser at the NeuroCure office.
Note: Purchasing procedures can be complicated, so it is essential that someone from your group contact Stefanie Häusser as soon as possible for instructions and guidelines. Please do not order anything before doing this!
Charité Facility Management (CFM)
For services such as cleaning, security, electricity, transport, logistics, etc., please contact Charité Facility Management (CFM). For repairs or emergencies, call the CFM hotline at 450 575 555.
Fire Department - Tel: 112
The Charité Medical Library has branches on the Mitte (CCM), Virchow (CVK) and Benjamin Franklin (CBF) campuses. You can apply for a library card at any campus library with personal identification (Personalausweis or passport) and your Berlin address registration (Anmeldebestätigung).
300 years of medical history are on display at the Berlin Museum of Medical History on the Charité Campus Mitte. Tours available on request.
There is a regular shuttle service for Charité employees and students between the Mitte and Virchow campuses.
Getting Settled in Berlin
The NeuoCure office can provide newcomers with helpful information on a range of topics from finding an apartment in Berlin, to getting a residence permit and registering your address, to arranging childcare. For more information, see German Authorities, Living in Berlin, Family, or contact Kimberly Mason at the NeuroCure office.