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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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Join us at QBM! The newly established Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and seeks to prepare young life scientists for the emerging era of quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. It provides an innovative, international PhD...
Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich, Munich, 20 October 2014
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
Applicants should hold a master's degree in mathematics or related areas with a strong background in one of the fields of numerics, optimization, or analysis. Applicants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, copies of certifications of academic qualifications held, a copy of a degree thesis or of...
International Research Training Group IGDK 1754, Munich, 1 October 2014
The research area pertains to the quality of life, in individuals after brain injury or with Alzheimer's diagnosis, but also in healthy controls and other patient groups, such as children and adults. We are looking for a researcher with solid knowledge in instrument development, classical and modern...
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen (UMG), Göttingen, 17 December 2014
Tasks: Analysis of vitamins, micronutrients and different clinically relevant biomarkers in human tissue and blood samples Independent development and establishment of new methods for the analysis of vitamins, micronutrients and various clinically relevant markers Planning and implementation of...
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke / German Institute of Human Nutrition (Dlfe) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 17 December 2014
Tasks: Working on a project supported by the German Center for Diabetes Research on identifying mechanisms of diabetes origins Execution of intervention studies in mice Analysis of expression patterns in mice Molecular characterization of novel signaling pathways in cell culture...
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke / German Institute of Human Nutrition (Dlfe) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 17 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...
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....
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
MD/PhD program: The aim of the program is to obtain apostgraduate subject-specific qualification in experimental research for young physicians by acquiring the Dr. rer. nat. / PhD in accordance with the Doctoral Graduation Regulations of the international Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS)...
University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, 11 December 2014
Job description The PhD student will work in the framework of the Marie Curie PERFUME program. The PERFUME program is an interdisciplinary and intersectoral initial stage training network (ITN) at the interface of medicine, plant and fungal biology, devoted to understanding the principles of...
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla (Spain), 9 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
(salary group 13 TV-L, with 50% of the regular weekly working time) subject to appropriation by the DFG. Period of employment: 1st April 2015 - 31st March 2018 Application deadline: 5th January 2015 Please submit an electronic application to: selbstbildungen@uni-oldenburg.de The graduate programme...
Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 1 December 2014
to start in summer/autumn 2015. We are looking for highly motivated students who can tackle scientific problems in modern plant biology. Doc­toral projects will focus on systems-oriented approaches using Arabidopsis thaliana and other model plants. Our research combines molecular phenotyping...
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, 1 December 2014
Tasks The broad theme of research projects is Pathophysiology of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. The PhD student will be responsible for the bioinformatics data analysis of complex and integrated data sets, including genomics, tran­scriptomics, and methylomics, in the context of translational research...
German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, 6 November 2014
The scholarships will commence on 1st October 2015; the application deadline is 5th January 2015. The doctoral course "Literary Studies" offers doctoral candidates a structured research programme with intensive individual supervision of the thesis. Doctoral candidates take part in activities...
Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Berlin, 23 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