Student Opportunity Announcements

11 Doctoral Researcher Positions (TV-L E13, 65%) on several topics in Natural and Life Sciences

The Graduate School of Excellence 'JSMC' invites applications for 11 Doctoral Researcher Positions (TV-L E13, 65%)
Research projects on several topics in Natural and Life Sciences

We expect:

  1. a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Geosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, etc.). Candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply
  2. high motivation and interest in joining one of the interdisciplinary research areas of the JSMC
  3. creativity and interest in shaping your own thesis project
  4. an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community
  5. very good communication skills in English (the language of instruction at the JSMC)
We offer:
  1. a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
  2. a doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) funded for three years based on the regulations of the DFG (German Research Foundation) as well as generous research funding
  3. a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
  4. a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills
  5. Jena - the German City of Science 2008: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University
Friedrich Schiller University Jena is an equal opportunity employer. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the Online Application Portal on the JSMC website:

Please acquaint yourself with the open PhD projects and the application process described on this website.

Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, on December 4-6, 2013. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.

Application deadline: October 20th, 2013 (12pm, CET)