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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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If you are looking for a PhD position, a place at the right graduate school is an amazing choice - with secured financial support, a fixed time frame and a course focused around you. academics.com gives you an overview of all the graduate school options.

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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
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 Free University of Bozen/Bolzano was founded in 1997 as a multilingual, internationally oriented institution. It is a non-state funded university, granted the authority to award university degrees by the Italian state. The university promotes the free exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge,...
Freie Universität Bozen - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 2014
A public competition for the allocation of PhD-posi­tions in Computer Science is announced, for 8 positions, of which 6 will be covered by grants. This PhD Research Programme lasts three years, plus the maximum of one additional year that can be used to finish writing the thesis. Over the three...
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 2014
A public competition for the allocation of PhD-posi­tions in Mountain Environment and Agriculture is announced, for 11 positions, of which 7 positions will be covered by grants, 1 position is reserved for research assistant ("assegnisti di ricerca") and 1 place is reserved for students of foreign...
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 2014
A public competition for the allocation of PhD-posi­tions in Sustainable Energy and Technologies is announced, for 9 position, of which 8 will be covered by grants. This PhD Research Programme lasts three years during which the PhD students will actively attend the teaching and scientific...
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 2014
The three-year, full-time PhD program, entirely conducted in English is located in Bolzano. The Ph.D. is of cumulative nature, i.e. a collection of papers with an overriding introduction and conclusion. The first year is mainly dedicated to course work (see course program). All course work at the...
Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Bolzano (Italy), 31 July 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
In the newly established research group "Metabolic and Genetic Regulation of Ageing" we are interested in protein quality control in the context of ageing. Protein homeostasis is required for healthy life, and a process that becomes defective early during ageing. Defects in protein quality control...
Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie des Alterns / Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing (IMPRS-Age), Cologne, 21 July 2014
Payment follows TVöD (Salary Class 75% E13) The positions are to be filled as soon as possible, limited to three years with the possibility of extension. The advertised positions are embedded into the joint research project MaxSynbio sponsored by the Max-Planck-Society and by the German Ministry for...
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, 21 July 2014
The Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" at Kiel University, Germany (www.uni-kiel.de/landscapes) offers a unique research environment positioned at the interface of the Humanities, Natural, and Social Sciences. Research at the Graduate School addresses interactions between physical and...
Kiel University, Kiel, 17 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
starting from July 1st, 2014 by granting 12 Scholarship for PhD students (engineering and computer science) for a period of 36 months This IRTG will promote excellent research and the training of talented young engineers and computer scientists in a multi-disciplinary and international...
University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, 10 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