Working for the Charité

Welcome to the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence!

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.

Setting up the Infrastructure in your Lab

E-Mail Address

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 fax it to the IT department.

For other questions regarding e-mail set-up, please contact Thomas Kahlert at the NeuroCure Office (see contact list below).

Keys / Transponders

To order keys and transponders (electronic keys), please fill out the form “Anforderung Schlüssel und Transponder” from / Service / Formulare, have it signed by your group leader AND the NeuroCure Office, and take the signed form to the key management (‘Schlüsselverwaltung’) to pick up your keys personally. If you have questions or need to make changes to your keys/ transponder, please contact Thomas Kahlert.


To apply for a telephone, please fill out the form “Telefon/ Fax Anforderung und Abmelden” from / Service / Formulare, send it to the NeuroCure Office for signature, and we will forward it for 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.

Computer Connection / IT:

To connect a computer you are bringing with you (e.g. laptop):

1. Request an inventory number:

2. Apply for an IP number:

3. The IT center will contact you to handle the rest.

To purchase a computer via the Charité:

For a standard office computer:

1. Select model from “Erweiteter PC-Arbeitsplatz in der Charité” in link below:

2. Fill out order form:

3. Contact Thomas Kahlert for further steps.

For a non-standard computer:

1a. (For a Mac) Get a written offer from HSD Consult:

1b. (For a non-standard, non-Mac) Get a written offer from company providing required hardware.

2. Write a justification for the non-standard purchase.

3. Contact Thomas Kahlert for further steps.

Technical questions or problems concerning computer, E-mail, internet connection, etc., should be directed to the Charité Help Desk at 450 575 444.

Bio Security

All laboratories must undergo a safety evaluation according to 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 see Antje Fortströer (NWFZ, 450 539 016) within a week of your lab being operational.

Questions on this topic may also be directed to Charité’s agent for occupational health and safety, Frau Klügel, at or 450 570 322.


For personnel questions, including holiday time, sickness, staying home with a sick child, etc., as well as how to hire new employees, please contact Alexander Grun at the NeuroCure Office (see contact list below).

Other helpful information: 

  • Personnel Number – You will receive this after you have signed your contract. This number is required for many Charité forms and procedures.
  • Charité ID (Dienstausweis) – This will automatically be sent to you by the personnel department.


Finances / Purchasing

For all purchases, bills, reimbursements, project numbers (Kostenstellen / Innenaufträge), etc. please contact Thomas Kahlert.

Purchasing procedures can be complicated, so it is essential that someone from your group see Herr Kahlert 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 and logistics, etc., please contact the Charité Facility Management. See: .

For repairs or emergencies, call the CFM Hotline at 450 575 555.


For animal experiment application forms and guidelines, see

For questions please contact the local Animal Welfare Officers:

NWFZ: Dr. Stefan Nagel,, 450 576 051 or 8445 3812

CCO: Dr. Claudia Abramjuk,, 450 576 154

Head of Animal Experiment Facility (FEM): Dr. Stefan Nagel,, 8445 3812

Getting Settled in Berlin

The NeuoCure Office can provide helpful information upon request on the following:

  • Finding an apartment in Berlin
  • Child care in Berlin
  • Information for foreign scientists (residence permit, address registration, tax card, etc.)
  • Life in Berlin

For further assistance, please contact Alexander Grun at the NeuroCure Office (see contact list).