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The opening of our next call will be published here

Dear applicants, Thank you for your interest in a PhD position in the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School. We will announce a new call for applications here. Our calls are general calls for applications to conduct PhD projects in the PIER research fields. This means you can apply by naming your research interest without reference to a job vacancy.

If you would like to apply between calls please check open positions and contact us. You can find detailed information about open positions also on the websites of the various research groups. Click here for the research team overview.

 

10 excellent reasons to study with us:

1. Academic training provided by international experts
2. Access to unique technologies such as the world’s brightest storage ring PETRA III, the free-electron laser FLASH and FLASH II, and the superlative X-ray laser source XFEL
3. University of Hamburg among the best global Universities for physics: no. 2 in Germany
4. PhD within three years with regular feedback from your scientific advisory team
5. Contract as a research assistant at University of Hamburg or DESY (salary approx. 1.800€ pre-tax per month) including health care and social insurance coverage
6. Financial support for research trips, conferences and childcare
7.Interdisciplinary research and work in a cosmopolitan environment
8. Acquisition of key competences for your future career in science, business or industry
9. Comprehensive student support service including leisure activities and language courses
10. Hamburg is one of Europe’s most livable cities with a rich academic, cultural and artistic life (Global Liveability Report 2017) and has been has been nominated as Green Capital (2011).

Salary and tuition

We recruit PhD students for more than 100 research teams in Hamburg. Successful candidates will be employed as research assistants at DESY or Universität Hamburg.The salary for research assistants is approximately 1800 € (pre-tax, this corresponds to 50% TVL 13, the collective wage agreement). Funding is not provided by the graduate school but by the research teams. As the group leaders decide upon the timing for interviews and the start of the PhD projects our timeline is not binding but for the orientation of the candidates.

You can start a PhD at Universität Hamburg year-round, there is no fixed start date.The tuition fees at Universität Hamburg are fully covered by the German government, only an administrative fee will have to be paid per semester (6 months). The fee varies each semester between € 290 -350. The fee includes a public transport ticket for Hamburg.


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Particle and Astroparticle physics
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Event Calendar
21 Jan. 2021 to 25 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL) ; Changbum Kim (PAL-XFEL) et al.
Location: Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 08 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Carsten Rohr
Location: Online via Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Peter Steinbach (HZDR) ; Peter Steinbach (HZDR) et al.
09 Mar. 2021 - 10:00
Chaired by: Marc Thiry (HZG)
Location: Zoom
09 Mar. 2021 to 16 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Ayan Paul (T (Phenomenology))
Location: zoom
09 Mar. 2021 - 16:45
Speaker: Yonit Hochberg (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
Location: Hamburg
Room: Auditorium
10 Mar. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Hui Deng (University of Michigan)
Location: virtual
11 Mar. 2021 to 12 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
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