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Choosing a PhD course is the first declaration you make that says you have chosen an academic career path. It is at this stage that the intensity of your studies picks up and you have moved from 'studying' to 'working'. Your main focus switches from learning about a field to researching it, pushing its boundaries, trying to uncover something new. This, of course, introduces a whole new level of challenges to your work but also makes it all the more stimulating. Doing your PhD gives you an insight into the academic world and can help you decide whether you are interested in pursuing career options at universities, in research or whether the researcher's life is just not for you. No matter what realisations it leads to, a PhD is an invaluable life experience that is a must for any burgeoning academic.

There are a number of options open to you when it comes to PhDs. Although it may seem more comfortable to stay at a university to continue your studies, it is important to remember that conducting research is also possible in industry. Finding the right PhD vacancy can seem tricky but luckily academics.com lists some of the most exciting opportunities in all kinds of research fields and it is always a good idea to use these pages as your base to see a good range of what is on offer. It is easy to forget that you have the option to choose between options that give you all sorts of different pros and cons and it is a great idea to think about whether you are passionate about fundamental research, would rather go into the applied sciences, would like to complete your doctorate while working in industry or the traditional doctorate is the best model for you.

Germany is quickly becoming the home of outstanding research in Europe and here is where academics.com excels. Although it may be intimidating to move to a new country for your PhD, working in Germany is definitely an option you should consider. The research landscape is one which is constantly evolving and embracing all types of new fields and interdisciplinary research. It is also home to a great number of the world's leading R&D companies. You can read about these options on our PhD pages so you have a guide to the possibilities open to you as well as all the top jobs so you find the perfect PhD in Germany.

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available, which are funded by the Excellence Initiative as well as Justus Liebig University Giessen. The PhD scholarship period starts on October 1, 2015 and includes a monthly stipend of approximately EUR1,468 (plus family allowances when applicable). Scholarships are offered for one year with the...
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Gießen, 6 November 2014
Logo PhD fellowships in Ultrafast Science - IMPRS-UFAST, Hamburg, Germany The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a structured postgraduate programme offering 15 fully-funded Ph.D. positions for admission in 2015. We are looking...
International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST), Hamburg, 13 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health, Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 Education University Graduate Job number 711238 Job description eNHANCE aims to assist the users in...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 Education University Graduate Job number 710469 Job description Electrocatalytic processes lie at the heart of fuel cell research as...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 January 2015
The position for one PhD student or PostDoc is immediately available in the research group of molecular mechanism of plant adaptation led by Dr Roosa Laitinen. Dr Roosa Laitinen and her group utilize both global and local accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana in order to investigate the role of...
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, 21 January 2015
The person will join the newly established research group Social Determinants of Health and Life Expectancy, which is headed by Professor Pekka Martikainen and Director of the MPIDR Mikko Myrskylä. The MPIDR is a leading institute in demographic research which hosts a wide range of laboratories that...
Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR), Rostock, 13 January 2015
The influence of health behaviors on healthy and unhealthy life years. For more information, see the Population Health website www.demogr.mpg.de/go/PopHealth and www.demogr.mpg.de/go/apply-health. Social determinants of health and mortality in high-income populations. For more information, see the...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock, 13 January 2015
Specifications Location Enschede Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Natural Sciences, Engineering Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary EUR 2083 - EUR 2664 Education University Graduate Job number 706334 Job description The Laser Physic & Nonlinear Optics group aims at research at...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 29 December 2014
Marketing Application deadline: 1 February 2015 NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Finance, (4) Business and Management Science, (5) Marketing, (6) Strategy and Management. Students admitted...
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway), 15 December 2014
Finance Application deadline: 1 February 2015 NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Finance, (4) Business and Management Science, (5) Marketing, (6) Strategy and Management. Students admitted to...
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway), 15 December 2014
Auditing Application deadline: 1 February 2015 NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Finance, (4) Business and Management Science, (5) Marketing, (6) Strategy and Management. Students admitted to...
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway), 15 December 2014
Economics Application deadline: 1 February 2015 NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Finance, (4) Business and Management Science, (5) Marketing, (6) Strategy and Management. Students admitted...
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway), 15 December 2014
Strategic Management Application deadline: 1 February 2015 NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Finance, (4) Business and Management Science, (5) Marketing, (6) Strategy and Management. Students...
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway), 15 December 2014
Business and Management Science Application deadline: 1 February 2015 NHH Norwegian School of Economics is pleased to announce vacancies within the following areas: (1) Accounting and Auditing, (2) Economics, (3) Finance, (4) Business and Management Science, (5) Marketing, (6) Strategy and...
Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen (Norway), 15 December 2014
Specifications - (explanation) Location Nijmegen Function types PhD positions Scientific fields Behaviour and Society Hours 38.0 hours per week Salary maximum EUR 2664 Education University Graduate Job number 30.10.14 Translations en About employer Radboud University Short link...
Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen (Netherlands), 12 December 2014
The programme period for new members begins on October 1st, 2015. The IPP offers a clearly structured and research-oriented doctoral programme of high academic standard. Its curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of national and international postgraduate students and facilitates the completion of...
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, 4 December 2014
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is recruiting highly qualified PhD stu­dents or Post-Doctoral researchers (up to 2 positions) to work on a project analyzing the relationship between health behaviors and mortality in aging populations. The successful candidate will have strong...
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, 1 December 2014
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2015) may apply, too. To participate in the selection process a...
Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF), Vienna, 14 October 2014
The Zurich Graduate School of Economics (ZurichGSE) typically receives about 400 applications and admits between 12 and 15 students each year. The vast majority receive funding for 4 to 5 years. Departmental scholarships are offered for the first year of the Ph.D. program, and recipients are...
University of Zurich, Zurich, 29 September 2014