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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.


Fellows
Chu Wang
Infection and structural Biology
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Christian Nweze
Photon Science/Nanoscience
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Alumni
Parisa Bayat
Nanoscience
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Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Event Calendar
21 Oct. 2019 to 23 Oct. 2019
Chaired by: Bernd Klein
Location: Seminar room 3
22 Oct. 2019 to 23 Oct. 2019
Chaired by: Matthias Mayer
Location: 456, building 25f
23 Oct. 2019 14:00
Speaker: Hua Guo (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, University of New Mexico, USA)
Location: seminar rooms I-II, ground floor
23 Oct. 2019 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
24 Oct. 2019 09:00
Chaired by: Andreas Voss
Location: 4a
24 Oct. 2019 11:00
Speaker: Daniel Marx
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99, Seminarraum 4,
24 Oct. 2019 15:30
Location: CMS meeting room
25 Oct. 2019 10:00
Speaker: Florian Christie
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99, Seminarraum 4,
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