Application process

You have discovered an exciting job and would like to take on a new challenge? You want to become part of the RKI DNA? Then we look forward to receive your application! In order to process your application as quickly as possible, we follow a structured process, which we would like to illustrate by way of example:

1. Register and apply

To apply, you need to register with our job application management system, Interamt.

Don't worry! Your personal data is safe here and registering has the advantage that you can easily apply for several positions at the RKI.

4 steps are necessary for the application:

Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Upload your letter of motivation
Step 3: Fill out application form
Step 4: Upload attachments

2. Confirmation of receipt


To ensure that everything has gone well with your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt as soon as possible.

Due to legal requirements, we usually wait for the application period to expire and then start checking the applications we have received.

This usually will take about 3 to 4 weeks.

3. Job interview

If your application matches our job profile, we will invite you to an interview to get to know each other.

We try to offer virtual interviews as a priority. Generally, the interviews last about 30 to 60 minutes.

For management positions, the potential analysis is used as an objective pre-selection tool.

4. Job offer


In case the interview is also successful, you will receive a telephone confirmation from us as soon as possible.

However, our employee representatives must always be involved in the recruitment process. This takes about a week.

5. Employment contract


Approximately 1 to 2 weeks after acceptance, you will receive your offer of employment and will be invited to sign the contract.

Online application: easy to use and structured

Please note that we only consider applications that have been sent via our online system. This is the only way we can respond to your application quickly.

You also save time, because an application takes about 20 minutes, depending on the position, and you can be sure that you won't forget anything.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications via e-mail for security reasons. If this is possible, we will explicitly point this out in our vacancies. Otherwise, the following applies: Online application: easy to use and structured.

Documents for the quick application

For an application you need the following documents:

  • short letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • (Work) references & certificates
  • Proof of the highest educational qualification

Acceptable file formats are: pdf, jpg, png, gif, txt with a maximum file size of 20MB per file.

Unfortunately, the upload of Word documents (e.g. *.doc, *.docx) is NOT supported.

Timeline of an application: transparent and comprehensible

Even though each application process varies in length depending on the position, we would like to give you an orientation of how long it will take until we fill a position. From the time we receive your application, review your documents and invite you to a first and, if necessary, second interview until the position is offered, it usually takes about 3 months. However, we are constantly working to improve on this timeframe.

Timeline of an application

Application periodActionApplication status
immediatelySending confirmation of receiptApplication received
1-2 WeeksExpiration of the application deadlineApplication on hold
2-3 WeeksReview of all application documentsApplication in course of processing
1 WeeksInvitation to interviewQualification ascertained
1-2 WeeksFirst interviewInvitation to interview
1-2 WeeksSecond interview, if necessaryIf necessary, further invitation to interview
1-2 WeeksAcceptance and employment contractHiring