Carry out your own PhD project! - Fully funded PhD positions in natural sciences & engineering

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At the Hector Fellow Academy (HFA) you get the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision of a Hector Fellow. 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 one of the Hector Fellows? 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 the location of the university of the supervising Hector Fellow?

Our offer:
PhD students of the HFA are employed as full-time research assistants at the university of the corresponding Hector Fellow 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 (TV-L E13). 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.
Application periods 2016: January 1st - April 30th and August 1st - October 31st

Further information regarding the research fields of the Hector Fellows, about the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy are available at

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please apply via our online application portal.
Send application to
Ms. Thorana Grether
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 47883

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Working place
- Location of the Hector Fellow\'s university
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical & Process Engineering, Computer Sciences, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Material Science & Engineering, Medical Engineering

About Hector Fellow Academy gGmbH

Die Hector Fellow Academy ist eine junge Wissenschaftsakademie. Sie bietet den Trägerinnen und Trägern des Hector Wissenschaftspreises eine Plattform zur Vernetzung, zum interdisziplinären Austausch und zur gegenseitigen Inspiration. Darüber hinaus fördert sie aussichtsreiche Nachwuchswissenschaftler/-innen. Im Jahr 2013 wurde die Hector Fellow Academy...

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