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FIND THE RIGHT PHD PROGRAMME FOR YOU

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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These fellowships and scholarships are available from April 1st, 2015, for up to three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months). BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We...
Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), Bamberg, 14 August 2014
The starting date will be November 1, 2014. The positions are limited to two years; they may be extended by a third year. Each of the positions will be integrated into a junior research group. The junior research groups are oriented towards one of the seven focus areas below: 1. Constructions of...
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Munich, 18 July 2014
For detailed information on the requirements and activities associated with each of these positions, please consult www.dsm.museum/ueber-uns/stellenangebote.97.de.html In order to reduce the underrepresentation of women in this area, women having the same qualifications as their male co-applicants...
German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, 28 August 2014
For detailed information on the requirements and activities associated with each of these positions, please consult www.dsm.museum/ueber-uns/stellenangebote.97.de.html In order to reduce the underrepresentation of women in this area, women having the same qualifications as their male co-applicants...
German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, 28 August 2014
in all areas of its research and teaching portfolio. The initial appointment to Assistant Professor (W2 position) will be for 6 years on leave. During this period, the candidate is expected to do top level research at the chosen Max Planck Institute and to establish fruitful collaborations with...
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissen­schaften e.V. / Technische Universität München, various locations, 28 August 2014
The Vienna University of Economics and Business is the largest and one of the most prestigious economics universities in Europe, having an attractive new campus [1] and located in a city with high quality of living [2]. The Institute of Information Systems and New Media consists of an...
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna (Austria), 15 August 2014
The ZIBI Graduate School Berlin is an international doctoral program for research in infection biology and immunology. We are the roof organization of the International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology (IMPRS-IDI), the SFB650 Research Training Group «Suppression of...
ZIBI Graduate School / Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie, Berlin, 15 August 2014
Ihre Hauptaufgaben bestehen in der Entwicklung, Akquise und Leitung angewandter For­schungs­projekte mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich eTourism (Buchungsverhalten, Bewertungspor­tale, soziale Medien) oder im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit (Sozial-ökologische Netzwerke, Gover­nance, Resilienz). Hinzu kommt die...
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) - Chur, Chur (Switzerland), 4 August 2014
The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and collaborative bioinformatics team in an excellent scientific environment. The Dieterich Lab is unifying research and service tasks with an emphasis on questions in post-transcriptional gene regulation and ageing. Especially, novel technologies...
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, 2 August 2014
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have set up a joint doctoral programme in labour market research. The course programme promotes theoretical and empirical methods at an advanced level. Additionally,...
Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Erlangen-Nuremberg, 28 July 2014
The PhD program is open to applicants holding a Master's degree (with written thesis) or a German 'Diplom' in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or economics. To apply, please register online and...
International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling, Hamburg, 17 July 2014
DTU Fotonik at the Technical University of Denmark and ADVA Optical Networking in Germany have an open industrial PhD position in the project Advanced Integration of SDN and SDO for Future-Proof Networks ABACUS. The ABACUS project aims at integrating Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Software...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, 7 May 2014