Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,250 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
HITEC (Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate) is a graduate school for scientists and engineers who want to earn a PhD in the challenging fields of energy and climate research, and is a joint initiative between Forschungszentrum Jülich, the RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bochum, the University of Cologne, the University of Düsseldorf, and the University of Wuppertal. HITEC offers a three-year training programme which fosters scientific and professional qualification. HITEC is committed to scientific excellence, to an interdisciplinary and international research environment, to an accepting learning environment which embraces diversity, and aims to turn the PhD students into well needed experts for academia and industry.
The international graduate school in energy and climate research HITEC announces
6 PhD Fellowships
IN THE FIELDS OF: MATERIALS SCIENCE, HYDROGEN ECONOMY, PHOTOVOLTAICS, BATTERIES, E-FUELS, NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT, MODELING, NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS, IMAGING, ELECTRONICS, QUANTUM COMPUTING, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ANALYTICS, ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY
Details of the projects and the online application are available at www.hitec-graduate-school.de.
We are looking for highly qualified and motivated scientists and engineers. Candidates are expected to hold a master’s degree, a German “Diplom” or an equivalent degree at the start of their PhD project. The specifics of the degree and the required experience are specified for each project. Involvement in national and international collaborations requires a willingness to cooperate in teams. We expect you to be able to communicate your results orally and in writing in very good English.
The best candidates will be invited to an online selection week to work out the details of their project with the host research group. The online selection week will take place from 19 to 27 February 2024. Successful candidates will receive an email notification of acceptance and invitation in early February 2024. The final decision will be made after individual presentations to the HITEC Advisory Board at the end of the selection week. The earliest possible start date is March 2024, but later starts are possible. Funding will be provided for three years. HITEC fellows will be able to complete their PhD work within these three years. The fellowship provides additional travel funding, enhancing the opportunity for academic and research-related travel. We particularly welcome applications from people from a diverse range of backgrounds (e.g. regardless of age, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation / identity, as well as social, ethnic, and religious background). We strive to offer a diverse and inclusive working environment in which people enjoy equal opportunities and are able to fulfill their potential.
For your application, please use the online recruitment system on the HITEC website www.hitec-graduateschool.de. Please submit your application with the relevant documentation until 31 December 2023. Only complete applications will be accepted for review.
Dr. Maurice Nuys and Marianne Feldmann