60+ PhD Positions in Germany

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PhD Position in Germany

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20 fully-funded PhD positions at International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental, and Systems Biology

About the Post

The IMPRS-CellDevoSys is the graduate program hosted at the MPI-CBG and part of the well-established Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP). The DIPP combines two powerful partners dedicated to first-class research and doctoral training: the IMPRS-CellDevoSys and the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB)

Deadline: November 5, 2019


PhD or Postdoctoral position / Computational Neuroscience / Animal behaviour (# of pos: 2)

About the post:

The López-Schier laboratory is looking for PhD and postdoctoral candidates to join a multidisciplinary research project that combines experimental and computational neuroscience. The aim of the project is to understand the neuronal bases of mechanosensory-based spatial navigation, using the zebrafish as experimental system. The project is fully funded and part of a consortium of experimental and theoretical neuroscientists in Germany, France and the USA.

University/Institute:Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Deadline: December 31, 2019


PhD projects in biochemistry

About the post:

The International Max Planck Research School IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms” program is offered by the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in conjunction with the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany.

University/Institute: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Germany

Deadline: September 15, 2019


 Research associate / PhD Student (f/m/d) In situ and operando catalyst characterization

About the post:

The X-ray Microscopy (XRM) group at ITCP aims to unravel the structure and properties of heterogeneous catalysts from the macro- to the nanoscale, in order to derive structure-activity relationships, understand reaction mechanisms, and promote rational catalyst design. To achieve this, we perform advanced X-ray imaging at synchrotron light sources – allowing deep structural analysis across multiple dimensions (2D/3D), on hierarchical length scales (nm to mm) and under realistic reaction conditions (in situ/operando).

We are currently seeking a motivated and proactive researcher to join our new project COSMIC – “Catalytic Operando X-ray Spectroscopy and Microscopy for spatially-resolved characterisation” – coordinated by KIT, in close collaboration with Hamburg University of Technology and the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY).

University/Institute: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany

Deadline: August 31, 2019


PhD position in Computational Biophysics/chemistry

About the post:

A PhD position in Computational Biophysics/chemistry is available in the group of Prof. Ulrich Kleinekathoefer at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. The position is focused on multi-scale modeling of excitation energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes. The respective research will involve density functional theory, molecular dynamics as well as quantum dynamical simulations. This project is in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Marcus Elstner at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

University/Institute: Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Germany

Deadline: August 15, 2019


 PhD position – Structures and properties of vanadium oxides at high pressures

About the post:

Characterization of poly- and single-crystalline vanadium oxides as a function of pressure and temperature In-situ high pressure crystal structure determination using x-ray and neutron diffraction In-situ property resistivity measurements at high pressures and/or temperatures

University/Institute: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Deadline: September 28, 2019


PhD position (m/f/x)- Ecology and Environment

About the post:

We are searching for a highly motivated PhD student (m/f/x) skilled in statistical data analysis and with strong ecological knowledge. The responsibility of the successful candidate will be to (i) statistically relate vegetation vitality, habitats, trees and their functional traits to urban climate and air quality; (ii) analyse synergies/trade-offs among urban climate, air quality, and biodiversity.

University/Institute: Halle, SACHSEN ANHALT

Deadline: August 18, 2019


2 PhD Positions (Theoretical Chemistry) (# of pos: 2)

About the post:

2 PhD positions for the duration of 3 years each are available at the Universität Bremen as part of the research group Theoretical Chemistry.

University/Institute: University of Bremen

Deadline: August 15, 2019


 PhD Candidates in Computer Science (# of pos: 2)

About the post:

You have recently completed your Master degree with outstanding grades in computer science, software engineering, systems engineering, mathematics, business information systems or related disciplines. You are highly interested in delving into complex, interdisciplinary research questions, and developing innovative results addressing current challenges. You would like to tackle an interesting research challenge.

University/Institute: University Duisburg-Essen

Deadline: August 23, 2019


PhD position (m/f/x)- Environment and Society

About the post:

The UFZ is going to establish a graduate school within the Research Unit “Environment and Society” on the topic Leverage Points for the Transformation to an Environmentally Sound Agriculture (AGRI-TRANSFORM).

Within this graduate school, we are looking for 4 dedicated PhD students. All PhD students will participate in a structured PhD training program, which facilitates integration and exchange among the PhD projects as well as within the larger UFZ research context. The PhD students will contribute scientific evidence for an agricultural transformation by conducting policy-relevant research on the following topics:

  • Behavioural insights and adequate policy responses for sustainable agriculture
  • Farming 4.0 as challenge and opportunity for a transformation towards environmentally sustainable agriculture
  • Modelling of energetic and material biomass usage within sustainable agriculture and nutrition scenarios
  • Economic modeling of future drought impacts on German agriculture

University/Institute: Helmholtz Leipzig

Deadline: Check link above


PhD Position / Research Associate- Biological/Environmental Science

About the post:

For the research project “Global observatory network for freshwater biodiversity in high mountain streams” we invite applications for a PhD Position / Research Associate (m/f/d).

University/Institute: Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Deadline: August 31, 2019


PhD candidate or Postdoctoral fellow (f/m/d) in optoacoustic sensor development

About the post:

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated PhD candidate or Post-doctoral researcher (f/m/d) to develop novel, compact optical systems and ultrasonic sensors for biomedical applications.

University/Institute: Technical University of Munich, Germany

Deadline: August 31, 2019


Doctoral researcher (f/m/d): RNA structure and function in virus replication

About the post:

The project will focus on understanding the mechanistic details and function of RNA structure in cells and viruses. The doctoral researcher will be involved in the development of new methodologies to study the folding of RNA genomes in three-dimensions, and to decipher how RNA structure interacts with proteins and other nucleic acids to achieve biological outcomes. The doctoral researcher should be comfortable working with human pathogens, including HIV and influenza.

University/Institute: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Deadline: September 1, 2019


PhD Student (m / f / d) in the field of development of inductive measurement techniques

About the post:

As part of the Institute, the Department of Magnetohydrodynamics, invites applications as PhD Student (m/f/d) in the field of development of inductive measurement techniques for liquid metal.

The position will be available from 1st November 2019. The employment contract is limited to three years.

University/Institute:Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany

Deadline: September 9, 2019


Developing new techniques to control and manipulate the magnetization

About the post:

We are looking for a candidate with a master degree of physics. A background in nanoscience. nanolithography, programing, molecular magnetism, SQUID magnetometer, and material science is welcome. A strong will to collaborate crossborder and intersectional with partners and proficiency in English are required.

University/Institute: Physikalisches Institut (PHI), KIT, Germany

Deadline: August 19, 2019


Elastic tuning of electronic state of quantum materials

About the post:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a master degree in experimental solid-state physics. The candidate for this PhD project must have strong background in low-temperature experimental techniques, a solid background in basic solid-state theory, as well as a high proficiency in the English language.

University/Institute: Institute for Solid-State Physics (IFP), KIT, Germany

Deadline: August 19, 2019


Photonic engineering of energy transfer processes

About the post:

We are looking for an applicant with an interest in fundamental light–matter interactions; an affinity to using analytical tools; and a strong background in theoretical quantum optics and advanced quantum mechanics. In addition, some experience with classical electrodynamics and optics methods, open systems, or quantum field theories would be beneficial.

University/Institute: Institute of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany

Deadline: August 19, 2019


Quantum thermodynamics and nonequilibrium master equations

About the post:

We are looking for a candidate with strong interests in fundamental questions and conceptual problems of quantum mechanics, in particular in the theory of dissipative, open systems, decoherence and quantum information theory. Expertise in mathematical methods of quantum theory and experience in numerical simulation techniques are desirable.

University/Institute: Institute of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany

Deadline: August 19, 2019


Synthesis of molecular spin qudits with increased Hilbert spaces

About the post:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate (preferably a Rank holder) with a master degree in chemistry or chemical-physics (preferably with maths and physics as allied subjects at the bachelor degree level) from premier universities. The candidate for this PhD project must have a strong background in inorganic synthesis.

Experience in molecular magnetism, structural and magnetic characterization (x-ray diffraction, SQUID magnetometer, etc.), and NLO photochemistry is welcome. candidate will have to collaborate crossborder and intersectionally with partners doing the solid state physics, the computational modeling and proficiency in English are required.

University/Institute: Institute of Nanotechnology, KIT, Germany

Deadline: August 19, 2019


PhD Position in Experimental Soft Matter Physics (Job Offer Nr. 2019/161)

About the post:

At the Physics Department of the University of Konstanz, Germany we are looking for a PhD student to work on Controlled Interaction Rules of Active Particles starting from November 2020. The candidate will have preferably a Master degree in Physics, Engineering, or closely related disciplines. Knowledge in active matter, optics and MatLab is required.

University/Institute: University of Konstanz, Germany

Deadline: August 31, 2019


PhD Student in in translational RNA research / leukemia research

About the post:

Characterization of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and their role in the development of pediatric/adult acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias

• analysis of post-transcriptional mechanisms in leukemogenesis

• Carrying out a CRISPR/Cas-9 based screen to identify oncogenic RBPs

• Carrying out PAR-CLIP experiments to analyzed genome-wide RBP-(m)RNA interactions

• Validation of the identified interactions (including EMSA, gene expression studies, protein quantification)

• Using the in-house mouse transplantation model to validate findings in vivo

University/Institute: University Hospital Halle (Saale), Germany

Deadline: September 1, 2019


Ph.D. and Postdoc positions in Applied Mathematics (# of pos: 3)

About the post:

We are welcoming applications by young and highly motivated scientists to contribute to this exciting joint AvH-FAU effort. Possible research projects include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (PDE)
  • Control of diffusion models arising in Biology and Social Sciences
  • Modelling and control of multi-agent systems
  • Hyperbolic models arising in traffic flow and energy transport.
  • Fractional PDE
  • Optimal design in Material Sciences
  • Micro-macro limit processes
  • The interplay between discrete and continuous modelling in design and control
  • The emergence of turnpike phenomena in long-time horizons
  • Inversion and parameter identification
  • Development of new computation tools and software

University/Institute: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Deadline: September 30, 2019


PhD student position (m/f/d) in Structural Biology of mRNA regulation

About the post:

Within the Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Molecular Biosciences at Goethe University Frankfurt, the lab of mRNA-based gene regulation of Dr. Andreas Schlundt is seeking a PhD student (E13 TV-G-U, 65%-part time) with an initial contract duration until September 30 2021, starting as soon as possible.

University/Institute: Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Deadline: August 13, 2019


PhD Computational Biologist

About the post:

TranSYS is a multi-partner European Training Network (ETN) under the European Union programme Horizon 2020. TranSYS aims at exploiting large and complex datasets, to advance Precision (Personalised) Medicine in several disease areas.

Our project will advance the state of the art on biomarker discovery, improve understanding of disease-specific molecular mechanisms and target identification for optimal diagnostics, disease risk and treatment management, refine data generation and management, thereby leading to improved clinical study design, clinical sampling and more targeted therapeutics.

University/Institute: LifeGlimmer, Germany

Deadline: September 3, 2019


Immunology PhD student position (m/f/d) available

About the post:

The PhD student will be enrolled at the [email protected] graduate school providing supervision by a mentoring committe and the opportunity to participate in soft-skill seminars.

Beside an international and innovative team of researchers, we provide excellent resources including a fully-equipped laboratory for conducting experiments to analyze matrix immunology. Cutting edge technology is available, like light sheet microscopy, quantitative genomics and epigenomics or mass cytometry (CyTOF). Bioinformatic support is provided in the group.

University/Institute: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Deadline: August 31, 2019


PhD Student in Plant Natural Products Chemistry

About the post:

You will enroll in the PhD-programme Business Economics. You will contribute to a broad FWO-SBO project on governance of cooperatives shouldered by the Faculty of Economics and Business in collaboration with Saint-Mary’s University’s Sobey Business School, Halifax, Canada.

University/Institute: KU Leuven, Germany

Deadline: September 10, 2019


PhD position (m / f / d) in Molecular Pharmacology

About the post:

In Dortmund we invite applications for a PhD position (m/f/d) in Molecular Pharmacology.

In the group Biomedical Research at ISAS Dortmund you will be responsible for:

• Evaluation of signal transduction pathways in cardiovascular diseases
• Identification of potential targets and/or modifications of proteins
• Assessment of cellular and physiological functions of proteins/modifications of interest

University/Institute: Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS), Germany

Deadline: September 30, 2019


PhD Student on Coral Reef Mapping

About the post:

The benthic dimension of reef habitats sets the stage for a complex set of interactions between biogeochemical processes, hydrodynamics, habitat competition and pelagic communities. Therefore, a comprehensive description of the reef benthos in terms of community composition, coverage and structure, is a key target of reef surveys.

Using novel underwater hyperspectral surveying systems (HyperDiver), rich snapshots of the reef can be easily acquired. With the use of machine learning and image analysis, detailed habitat structure maps can be efficiently created. The dense reef biodiversity maps opens up the reef mesoscale to seascape-style analyses.

University/Institute: Max-Planck-Instiute for Marine Micribiology, Germany

Deadline: August 25, 2019


 Ph.D. position in the area of Organic Aerosol Formation and Chemical Evolution

About the post:

The secondary atmospheric aerosol is particularly challenging due to its complex chemical transformation in the atmosphere. Besides low to extremely low volatility organic compounds, secondary aerosols involve mineral acids and ammonia. Organic compounds constitute about half of fine atmospheric aerosols. With this PhD work you will investigate how the recently discovered group of highly oxygenated organic molecules contribute to the atmospheric secondary aerosol formation, considering current and future climate conditions. Your tasks in detail:

Perform studies in our new continuous STirred Atmospheric flow Reactor (SAPHIR-STAR) Investigate the atmospheric oxidation process of organic compounds, integrating:

a) characterization of highly oxygenated organic molecules in the gas-phase. b) determination of their vapour pressures and partitioning into the particulate phase c) formation of secondary aerosol in interaction highly oxygenated organic molecule of with ammonia, sulfuric, and nitric acid.

University/Institute: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Deadline: September 10, 2019


PhD-student position in simulation sciences, atmospheric sciences or energy physics

About the post:

The PhD-candidate will on the one hand set-up an ensemble of atmospheric model runs with the ICON-model, which is a component model of the Terrestrial Simulation Platform TSMP-PDAF, for the African continent, to simulate the continental water and energy cycles. On the other hand, the PhD-candidate will perform simulations to determine land eligibility and renewable energy potentials with the existing tools of IEK-3. A special interest lies on high-resolution simulations in space and time of meteorological variables like wind speed and solar radiation to be applied in potential analyses of renewable energies

University/Institute: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Deadline: September 26, 2019


International Doctoral Programme in Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM) (# of pos: 7)

About the post:

The PhD program is open to applicants holding a Master’s degree (with written thesis) in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or political science. Also students currently still working on their MSc thesis are encouraged to apply.

University/Institute: IMPRS-ESM (International Max Planck Research School), Germany

Deadline: September 15, 2019


7 PhD and 3 Postdoctoral researcher positions

About the post:

We are looking for 7 PhD students and 3 Postdoctoral researchers to complete the teams of our newly funded Research Unit Beyond the exome, which aims to identify, analyze, and predict the disease potential of non-coding DNA variants in patients with rare genetic diseases.

Applicants should be willing to work in a highly interdisciplinary research environment and be able to communicate ideas across classic subject boundaries.

University/Institute: Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Deadline: August 30, 2019


 PhD Student (f/m/d) – Architecture, Engineering, Material Sciences, Physics

About the post:

The Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam invites within the framework of Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity. Image Space Material applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of Ph.D. student (m/f/d) in full time from 01.01.2020 limited until 31.12.2022.

The Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity invites applications for a doctoral student position as part of its structured doctoral program. The doctoral program promotes disciplinary doctorates in connection with joint research in an interdisciplinary working group with a program duration of 36 months.

University/Institute: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Deadline: September 30, 2019


PhD Position in Materials Science: “Simulation-Guided Development of Cathode Materials

About the post:

The aim of this project is to find superior cathode materials for all-solid-state batteries through doping or substitution with non-transition and transition metal cations. The goal is to improve the mechanical and chemical stability as well as ionic and electronic conductivity of the cathode materials.

University/Institute: Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Deadline: August 18, 2019


PhD position: “Microtubules – building them at the right time, at the right place”

About the post:

Highly motivated PhD students with a background in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology should apply. Successful candidates will be part of an international team of PhD students and postdocs that works at the forefront of scientific research. The PhD student will be a member of the Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS)

University/Institute: Heidelberg University, Germany

Deadline: August 31, 2019


PhD position (60%) “Maintenance of the nuclear pore complex in aged cells and their plasticity in cancer”

About the post:

Highly motivated PhD students with a background in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology should apply. Successful candidates will be part of an international team of PhD students and postdocs that works at the forefront of scientific research. The PhD student will be a member of the Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS)

University/Institute: Heidelberg University, Germany

Deadline: August 31, 2019


PhD position (m/f) in Material Science

About the post:

The Department for Solid State Joining Processes of the Institute of Materials Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is offering a 3-years PhD position (m/f/d) in the area of Materials Science with special focus on joining technologies of hybrid materials for electronic applications. The successful candidate will be working in the technology transfer project “FricBoard” which is carried out in close collaboration with an international company. The main objectives of the position will be the experimental analysis of the friction riveting joining process to identify correlations to physical-chemical and rheological aspects of printed circuit boards. This involves the assessment of heat generation, material flow and residual stresses.

University/Institute: Helmholtz, Germany

Deadline: August 20, 2019


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