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Fully-funded PhD Positions in Deep Sea Research / Geomicrobiology

Carry our your own PhD project!
- in Deep Sea Research / Geomicrobiology, supervised by Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius (University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology / Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research)

At the Hector Fellow Academy you get the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Antje Boetius. The Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany. They have been honored 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 Prof. Boetius? 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 Bremen?

Our offer

Our PhD students are employed as full-time research assistants at the University of Bremen/MPI/AWI 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 our Application Portal.
Current application period: August 1st - October 31st, 2016

Further information regarding the application process and the Hector Fellow Academy is available on

posted: 29 September 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.