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

At the Hector Fellow Academy 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 Academy 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
Our PhD students 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 (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 research expenses (15,000 EUR per year) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and relevant soft skills by participating in selected training activities.

  • Submission of a self-developed, innovative research proposal related to the research field of one of the Hector Fellows. The research must have the potential to significantly contribute to the field of study.
  • A very good master’s degree.
  • Very good English language proficiency.
  • Willingness to move to the location of the university of the supervising Hector Fellow.
  • Change of universities between master's studies and PhD studies

Your application
Apply with your innovative, high-quality research proposal! 
Next application period: August 1 - October 31, 2016

Further information: http://www.hector-fellow-academy.de/en/phd-students

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please apply via our online application portal. 
You find more information about the application process on our website: http://www.hector-fellow-academy.de/en/phd-students/application
Send application to
Ms. Stefanie Peer
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 47018
E-Mail: application@hector-fellow-academy.de

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Working place
- Germany
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geo Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Human medicine, Biotechnology, Material Science & Engineering, Medical Engineering