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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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(Postgraduate or Postdoc) The major task of the positions will be the microeconomic analysis of environmental and energy policy issues, applying statistical and econometric methods. The incumbents will conduct and manage scientific research projects and challenging economic policy advising...
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim, Mannheim, 25 February 2015
The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam calls for applications for its DFG Research Training Group on "Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy" (WIPCAD). Wicked problems create conditions of high complexity, uncertainty, and...
University of Potsdam, Potsdam, 25 February 2015
Specifications Location Function types Hours Salary Education Job number Translations About employer Short link Enschede PhD positions 38.0 hours per week EUR 2125 - EUR 2717 University Graduate 712513 nl en University of Twente (UT) www.academictransfer.com/26741 Job description In a program...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 23 February 2015
Research projects on several topics in Natural, Life and Computational Sciences www.jsmc.uni-jena.de/phd-program/fellowship-application/vacant-projects/ We expect: a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Geosciences, Biomedical...
Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) / International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena), Jena, 23 February 2015
The section for Fundamental Electrochemistry, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking a candidate for a PhD student position as part of the project "e-STORE: Further improvement of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis for flexible energy...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Roskilde (Denmark), 22 February 2015
The section for Fundamental Electrochemistry, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is seeking a candidate for a PhD student position as part of the project "e-STORE: Further improvement of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysis for flexible energy...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Roskilde (Denmark), 22 February 2015
The impact of uncertain forecasts of wind speed and direction on the power variation of large offshore wind farms will be investigated. Even relatively small variations in the wind direction may lead to strong power fluctuations at downstream turbines if these are operating in multiple wake...
ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research, Institute of Physics of the Carl von Ossietzky - University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 13 February 2015
Job description In the Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) research group, formal techniques and tools are developed and used as a means to support the development of software. This includes the development of formal theories of concurrency, design methodologies for distributed systems, and correctness...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 9 February 2015
Job description In a modern society people regularly face decisions involving considerable risks. These include financial and social risks, uncertainty about future economic climate or risk of natural disasters. A rational agent paradigm alone cannot capture the whole complexity of people's...
University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands), 5 February 2015
available as of 1 April 2015 (or a later date upon mutual agreement ). This definite term position is available for 2 years with the possibility of an extension. In principle, this position can be divided into two half-time positions. The position and its tasks: The Chair for Software and Systems...
University of Konstanz, Konstanz, 5 February 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
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