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[Met-jobs] 7 PhD Fellowships: International Graduate School HITEC in Energy and Climate Research

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:42:26 +0000

7 PhD Fellowships: International Graduate School HITEC in Energy and Climate 
Employers:                   Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, 
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, University of Cologne, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Location:                      Jülich, Aachen, Bochum, Cologne, Wuppertal
Deadline:                     11 January  2013

The international graduate school HITEC announces 7 Ph.D. fellowships in the 
fields of materials science, atmospheric physics and chemistry, chemistry for 
nuclear safety research, crystallography,.modelling and numerical simulations.

HITEC (Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate) is 
the international graduate school for scientists and engineers who want to earn 
a Ph.D. in the challenging fields of energy and climate research. HITEC is a 
joint initiative between Forschungszentrum Jülich, the RWTH Aachen University, 
the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the University of Cologne, the Heinrich Heine 
University Düsseldorf, and the University of Wuppertal. As a rule the Ph.D. 
certificate is awarded by one of the member universities. HITEC is committed to 
scientific excellence, to an interdisciplinary and international research 
environment, to an accepting learning environment which embraces diversity, and 
aims to turn the Ph.D. students into well needed experts for academia and 
industry. HITEC offers a 3-year training programme which accompanies the 
doctoral thesis: students can select from a variety of HITEC events, including 
lectures on topics or methods, hands-on training courses in the lab or 
professional skills training, such as scientific writing or presenting.

Job Description
Candidates refer to one of the 12 following projects in their application:

  *   HITEC Project # 1:  Multi-scale modelling of PS-PVD manufactured gas 
separation membranes
  *   HITEC Project # 2:  Investigation of the early stages of precipitation 
and ageing mechanisms of Laves Phase strengthened ferritic steels by high 
resolution transmission electron microscopy
  *   HITEC Project # 3:  Immobilisation of long-lived radionuclides by means 
of structural incorporation in monazite-type phosphates
  *   HITEC Project # 4:  :Cirrus cloud formation, evolution and geographical 
distribution: linking large-scale observations and 3D modeling
  *   HITEC Project # 5:  Impacts of possible future N2O increase (e.g. from 
biofuels) on the stratosphere
  *   HITEC Project # 6:  Stochastic Modelling for Uncertainty Quantification 
in Climate Simulations and Solar Energy Capture
  *   HITEC Project # 7:  Climate effects of tropopause region aerosol: 
Process-oriented studies using combined in-situ observations and the 
chemistry-climate model ECHAM-HAMMOZ
  *   HITEC Project # 8:  Oxidation studies on model alloys with Ambient 
Pressure (AP) XPS
  *   HITEC Project # 9:  Atmospheric profiling of clouds, temperature and 
humidity using a ground-based infrared spectrometer
  *   HITEC Project # 10:  Synthesis and Characterisation of single-crystalline 
Lanthanides-Zirconate and Hafnate pyrochlores for immobilisation of Actinides
  *   HITEC Project # 11:  Development and application of a Smoothed Particle 
Hydrodynamics / Discrete Element Method framework to model complex fluid and 
particulate flows
  *   HITEC Project # 12:  Development of a Small SatEllite for ClimaTe 
research (DiSSECT)
For further information check the Call for Applications and Guideline for 
Applicants which you will find on the HITEC website at (and in one of the attached pdf files).

We are seeking highly qualified and motivated scientists and engineers. 
Candidates are expected to have a Master, a German "Diplom" or an equivalent 
degree, when they start their Ph.D. project. The specifics of the degree and 
the experience required are indicated for each of the projects listed in the 
call for applications. The integration in international co-operations requires 
the ability to cooperate in an international team, thus we expect good skills 
in the spoken and written English language.

Please note that applications for HITEC fellows are welcomed from any qualified 
applicants, regardless of gender, ethnicity or country of origin, but will only 
be considered if eligibility requirements are met and the application 
guidelines are strictly adhered to.

The best candidates will be invited to Germany for a week (20-27 April 2013) in 
order to work out the details of the project with the research group which 
hosts the project. You will receive an email notification about the admission 
and invitation in the mid of February. The final decision of 
candidates/projects (7) will be reached after individual presentations of 
posters to the HITEC Advisory Board on the last day of the stay. The earliest 
starting point will be July 2013, later starts are possible. Funding will be 
provided for three years. HITEC Fellows will be able to finish their Ph.D. work 
within these 3 years.
For your application please follow the Call for Applications/Guideline for 
Applicants (one of the attached pdf files). Please submit your application with 
the relevant documentation electronically to<> at HITEC Office. Only 
complete applications will be accepted for review. Deadline is 11 January  2013.

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt


Attachment: HITEC_2012_Call for Applications und Guidelines_271112.pdf
Description: HITEC_2012_Call for Applications und Guidelines_271112.pdf

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