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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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Physics Salary: Cira £29,000 Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1179 To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of gallium antimonide based quantum dot materials for the development of novel solar cells using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The research...
Lancaster University, Lancaster (England), 12 March 2015
Physics Salary: Circa £29,000 Closing Date: Sunday 12 April 2015 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: A1180 To carry out research into the epitaxial growth of antimonide based nanostructured materials for the development of novel mid-infrared LEDs using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The...
Lancaster University, Lancaster (England), 12 March 2015
Doctoral students in the G3S should have a background in a discipline of the Department of Social Sciences (e.g. anthropology, cultural anthropology, middle eastern studies, political science, sociology, see also: g3s.unibas.ch). They may likewise be trained in interdisciplinary fields also...
University of Basel, Basel (Switzerland), 24 March 2015
PhD student: Silicon Quantum Computation Closing Date: 30 June 2015 or until position filled Position Description We seek an outstanding and enthusiastic PhD candidate to work in silicon-based quantum computation at the Centre of Excellence. Following our recent success in measuring spinread out of...
University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), 16 March 2015
The Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) is a community of 20 outstanding academics from different research institutions across Germany. They have been acknowledged by the Hector Foundation for their excellent performance and their merit in research and teaching within the natural sciences, informatics,...
Hector Fellow Academy gGmbH, Germany, 13 March 2015
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Networks and Optimization research group for a talented PhD student, on the subject of Refined Models and Coordination Mechanisms for Network Games Specifications Location Amsterdam Function types Technical, Laboratory positions,...
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam (Netherlands), 13 March 2015
DTU Nanotech is a department at DTU, dedicated to conduct research, education and innovation within micro- and nanotechnology at the highest international level. Two PhD scholarships are available to be conducted in the Optofluidics group at DTU Nanotech, as part of the HemoPOC project. HemoPOC is a...
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen (Denmark), 12 March 2015
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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 2016) may apply, too. To participate in...
Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF), Vienna (Austria), 9 March 2015
The University of Salzburg invites applications for 8 fully funded PhD studentships. The ICA program comprises eleven internationally renowned research groups and focuses on specific immunological aspects of cancer and allergy. ICA aims to attract and select high-calibre graduate students from all...
University of Salzburg, Salzburg (Austria), 5 March 2015
The positions are within the KIT/IMK-IFU's division "Ecosystem-Atmosphere Interactions" and contribute to the DFG-funded project "Climate feedbacks and benefits of semi-arid forests (CliFF)". In this project, micrometeorological and eco-physiological research will be combined to investigate the role...
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 4 March 2015
Job description We seek a highly talented and motivated PhD student to join a unique large-scale fMRI project on neuroen­docrine mechanisms in fight/flight decisions in police officers. The project is part of a larger longitudinal project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific...
Radboud University, Nijmegen (Netherlands), 4 March 2015
Part-time position with half the working hours of a full-time employee; this is a fixed-term position of 3 years with the possibility of extending the contract for a further 2 years (position for academic qualification corresponding to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG; opportunity for...
University of Kassel, Kassel, 3 March 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