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Posted: Sep 06, 2016

Carry your own PhD project - Fully funded PhD positions in nanotechnology

(Nanowerk News) Carry your own PhD project – Fully funded PhD positions in natural sciences & engineering – in Electrical and Optical Fields / Nanotechnology supervised by Prof. Jürg Leuthold (ETH Zurich) or in Nanotechnology / Optics & Photonics supervised by Prof. Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
Hector Fellow Academy
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?
The offer
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.
Your application
Apply with your innovative, high-quality research proposal via the Hector Fellow Academy homepage
Next application period: August 1st - October 31st, 2016.
Further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy is available at
Source: Hector Fellow Academy
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