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[Met-jobs] 7 PhD positions, Germany

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:06:53 +0000

7 PhD Fellowships: Helmholtz International Graduate School HITEC in Energy and 
Climate Research; NRW, Germany
The international Helmholtz graduate school in Energy and Climate research 
HITEC announces 7 PhD fellowships, specifically in materials science, 
atmospheric physics and chemistry, plasma physics, thermal energy conversion, 
photovoltaics, modelling and numerical simulations, and economics.

HITEC (Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate) is 
a joint initiative between Forschungszentrum Jülich, the RWTH Aachen 
University, the University of Bochum, the University of Cologne, the University 
of Düsseldorf, and the University of Wuppertal for scientists and engineers who 
want to earn a PhD in the challenging fields of energy and climate research. 
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 PhD students into well needed experts 
for academia and industry.

Job Description
For their application candidates have the choice between 22 HITEC PhD projects 
and 6 research fields in energy and climate research: for details of projects 
and research fields as well as the application procedure check the Call for 
Applications and Guideline for Applicants 
 Atmospheric Research: projects #10-18 and Research Field #7. For your 
application you have to use the application form and refer to one of the listed 
projects or to the research field.

We are seeking highly qualified and motivated scientists, engineers and 
candidates with a sound background in economics. Candidates are expected to 
have a Master, a German "Diplom" or an equivalent degree and a written master 
thesis, when they start their PhD project. The specifics of the degree and the 
experience required are indicated for each of the projects listed in the Call 
for Applications and Guideline for Applicants. 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 (24 March - 02 April 
2014) 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 by the end of January. The final decision will be 
reached after individual presentations by the candidates of posters to the 
HITEC Advisory Board on the last day of the stay. The earliest starting point 
will be June 2014, later starts are possible. Funding will be provided for 
three years. HITEC Fellows will be able to finish their PhD work within these 3 
Please submit your application with the relevant documentation electronically 
to<> at HITEC Office. 
Only complete applications will be accepted for review. Deadline is 04 January  

For the details of the call go to HITEC:<>.

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