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Carry out your own PhD project!

Carry out your own PhD project!

Realize a self-developed research project in nanotechnology (grants 15,000 €).


Full-time research assistant (PhD position, 3 years).


Next Application period: August 1st - October 31st, 2016


Prof. Dr. Wegener

At the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) you get the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Martin Wegener. The Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany. They have been recognized by the Hector Foundation for their merit in research and teaching within natural sciences, informatics, mathematics, medicine / psychology and engineering. At the HFA they pass on their expertise to prospective young scientists.

Your profile

You are enthusiastic about developing and investigating an innovative research idea within the discipline of Prof. Wegener? You have a master’s degree in a scientific or engineering subject with excellent grades? You stand out from your peers due to your strong commitment and independent work? You are team oriented and communicative? You are willing to change your place of residence to Karlsruhe?

Our offer

PhD students of the HFA are employed as full-time research assistants at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for a period of three years. The salary is determined by the institute’s guidelines and is comparable to the general pay scale of German universities (according to the general pay scale of German universities approx. 47,000 EUR gross income per year). In addition, Hector Fellow PhD students receive grants for material expenses for their research project (15,000 Euro) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise by participating in selected management modules (e.g. international project management).

Your application

Apply with your innovative research idea via our Application Portal.
Next Application period: August 1st - October 31st, 2016
Further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy are available on www.hector-fellow-academy.de.

Hector Fellow Academy
Schlossplatz 19
76131 Karlsruhe | Germany
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 47883
E-Mail: application@hector-fellow-academy.de
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