Family Support

Child Day Care

CECAD holds a contingent of kindergarten spots at the university‘s day-care center Paramecium on campus and the Fröbel group that has more then 40 day care centers in Cologne and surrounding cities. Paramecium as well as Fröbel provide opening hours geared to the needs of scientific researchers and day care centers which are open all year round with almost no closing periods at all.

  • Find more about Paramecium here 
  • Find more about Fröbel here 

Furthermore, during CECAD events and also for last-minute problems with pre-arranged child care, we provide emergency care at Paramecium until 7 pm as well as a babysitter service, so that parents can take part in conferences and keep work appointments.

  • Back-up service of the UoC here  
  • Babysitting service of the UoC here 
  • Reimbursement of private babysitters here 

CECAD Minis Family Room

Has your babysitter cancelled or is the day-care center closed and you still need to get some work done? The Family Room (room 1036, 1st floor) is one of CECAD’s contributions to help those juggling family and career. It’s intended for use on a short-term basis when day-care facilities are closed and babysitters are not available, etc. Pregnant women and nursing mothers can also use it as a quiet room. It’s furnished with a fully equipped computer workplace, a fridge, a comfy chair, a mattress and everything that babies and toddlers need. Register with us once at the start and book the room online whenever you need is! Access is easy with the CECAD chip card.

Maternity leave fellowship

CECAD supports women during the first 3 months of their maternity leave by providing financial means for laboratory staff to keep experiments and research projects going. This helps to shorten the time for women away from their careers and, as mothers, they experience active encouragement to continue their research work.

Call for application for Gusyk Familienförderstellen: Ausschreibung von Rotationsstellen

The so-called Gusyk-positions are meant to give female and male medical doctors the possibility to combine their clinical and scientific research work. In order to do so, they will be exempt from night- and weekend shifts for one year, so that family duties such as parenting or the care of elderly relatives can be fulfilled.
Positions will start from 01.02.2018. Deadline for application is 01.11.2017.
More information about the prerequisites for application can be found under the following link
(in German only):