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[Met-jobs] 7 Ph.D. fellowships in energy and climate research

From "Köster, Bärbel" <>
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Date Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:36:07 +0000

The international graduate school in Energy and Climate Research HITEC announces

7 Ph.D. fellowships
in climate research: specifically in atmospheric physics and chemistry, and in energy research: specifically in materials science, energy conversion, photovoltaics, plasma physics, nuclear waste management, reactor safety, modeling, numerical simulations.

For their application candidates have the choice between 22 HITEC Ph.D. projects and 6 research fields: for details of projects and research fields as well as the online application go to


HITEC (Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate) is a graduate school for scientists and engineers who want to earn a Ph.D. in the challenging fields of energy and climate research, and 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. HITEC offers a 3-year training programme which fosters scientific and professional qualification. 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.

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 the individual projects. The integration in national and international co-operations requires the willingness to cooperate in teams. We expect that you are able to communicate your results in oral and written form in very good English.

The best candidates will be invited to Germany for a week (18 -27 April, 2016) in order to work out the details of the project with the research group which hosts the project. Successful candidates will receive an email notification about the admission and invitation in early February. The final decision will be reached after individual presentations to the HITEC Advisory Board on 26 April. The earliest starting point will be June 2016, 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 use the online recruitment system on the HITEC website


Please submit your application with the relevant documentation until 6 January 2016.


Bärbel Köster


Managing Director

Graduate School HITEC

Forschungszentrum Jülich

52425 Jülich

Phone: +492461 61 1595

Fax: +4922461 61 8250




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.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

Attachment: HITEC Fellows Call 2015-16.pdf
Description: HITEC Fellows Call 2015-16.pdf

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