Open Positions 8
Time Span 01 Jun 2022 for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Dec 2021
Type of Position
PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects electrical and mechanical engineering
Description Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cutting-edge
interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time and undertakes a
multitude of tasks in the area of research management. It helps to solve the
grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as
well as information and the brain. With more than 6,800 employees, Jülich – a
member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdisciplinary
research centres in Europe.
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 3-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
The international graduate school in Energy and Climate Research HITEC
8 PHD FELLOWSHIPS
IN THE FIELDS OF: MATERIALS SCIENCE, ENERGY CONVERSION, PHOTOVOLTAICS,
BATTERIES, FUSION, MODELING, NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL
AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ANALYTICS, ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, AND CHEMISTRY
For their application candidates have the choice between 28 HITEC PhD projects
and 3 research fields: for details of projects and research fields as well as
the online application go to www. hitec-graduate-school.de.
We are seeking highly qualified and motivated scientists and engineers.
Candidates are expected to have a master's degree, a German “Diplom” or an
equivalent degree, when they start their PhD project. The specifics of the
degree and the experience required are indicated for the individual projects.
The integration in national and international co-operations requires the
willingness to cooperate in teams. We expect that you are able to communicate
your results in oral and written form in very good English.
The best candidates will be invited to an online selection week to work out
the details of the project with the research group which hosts the project.
The selection week will take place in spring 2022. Successful candidates will
receive an email notification about the admission and invitation end of
January 2022. The final decision will be reached after individual
presentations to the HITEC Advisory Board at the end of the selection week.
The earliest starting point will be June 2022, later starts are possible.
Funding will be provided for 3 years. HITEC Fellows will be able to finish
their PhD work within these 3 years.
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore
particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications
from disabled persons.
For your application, please use the online recruitment system on the HITEC
website www. hitec-graduate-school.de. Please submit your application with the
relevant documentation until 31st December 2021. Only complete applications
will be accepted for review.
Dr. Maurice Nuys and Marianne Feldmann
Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
More Information https: // www. hitec-graduate-school.de/call2021