Individual Doctoral Projects at Helmholtz Centres
The Helmholtz Association is the largest German research organisation. It offers several opportunities for young researchers.
PhD students can complete a doctorate and receive an interdisciplinary postgraduate training while working in an excellent research environment at a Helmholtz Centre.
Who can apply?
PhD students with
- an outstanding university degree equivalent to a German Master’s degree
- an academic qualification in an appropriate subject for the advertised doctoral research
- research experience
- English language skills
Type and extent of funding
Work contract (usually part-time); the sala-ry is based on the collective agreement for public sector employees (currently approx.
3,600 euros per month gross for a full-time job) and depends on the candidate’s profile and the subject of the PhD thesis. Individual centres can also award scholarships.
Generally 3 years with possible extension up to 1 year.
Applications should be submitted to the Helmholtz Centre of the respective vacancy. Vacancies and closing dates are advertised on the websites of individual centres or on the job exchange.