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New Call for Applications

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29.11.2013
Ende
04.01.2014

Each year in November/December a call for applications for doctoral positions is launched. Up to seven so called HITEC Fellows will be selected each year. They work at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich or at one of our 5 partner universities: RWTH Aachen University, Bochum University, Cologne University, Düsseldorf University and Wuppertal University. They participate in the HITEC Programme and become part of a wider community.

5 steps to a successful application

  • Step 1
    Choose one project or one research field below for application.
  • Step 2
    Check the Call for application and Guideline for Applicants for details of the application.
  • Step 3
    Fill out the application form: substantiate your reasons for applying to the chosen project or to the research field based on the information provided. Find out more on the websites of the institutes.
  • Step 4
    Ask two reviewers for a letter of recommendation. These letters should be sent to us by the reviewers, not by you.
  • Step 5
    Package all documents (application form, transcripts, proof of English language proficiency) into 1 pdf-file and submit your application electronically until 04 January 2014 to: b.koester@fz-juelich.de

General information

Requirements:
Applicants should hold a M.Sc.(Master’s) or equivalent degree in Physics, Chemistry, Meteorology, Mathematics, Engineering or related sciences, including a written masters research thesis. Specific requirements are indicated for each project.


Fellowships offered:
Up to 7


Application:
You can apply for one out of 22 projects listed below. Alternatively you can apply for a research field. In this case the project will be developed with you after you have been successful in the first selection step.


Selection procedure:
After closing of the call the applications will be reviewed. Only complete applications will be considered. For each project and each research field one candidate will be selected. If there are more than 15 very good candidates we will add an additional selection step to find the best 15 who will be invited to Germany for one week (from 24 March until 2 April 2014) to join the respective research group in Jülich or at the university. You will receive an email notification about the invitation by the end of January 2014. The task during this one week is to jointly work on the project idea with the group members and your supervisor to turn it into an outstanding and convincing Ph.D. project. On the last day of their stay the candidates will present their projects to the members of the HITEC Advisory Board. The seven best will be nominated for the HITEC fellowship.


Dates:
Deadline for submitting the complete application: 4 January 2014
Notification about invitation: End of January
Candidates week in Germany: 24 March (Arrival) until 2 April (Departure)
Presentation of the project to the HITEC Advisory Board: 1 April


Employment:
HITEC fellows will be employed by Forschungszentrum Jülich or by one of the partneruniversity as a PhD student in the form of a written contract of employment. Financial support will be granted for three years.

HITEC Projects, open for application

Details of the projects can be found in the download file 'Call for applications'. In the personal statement in the application form describe your research motivation for the HITEC project chosen. Explain what skills and scientific experience enable you to successfully work in this field as a PhD student. Make sure to cover also the following questions:
- why do you think is HITEC the right choice for you?
- why do you want to come to Germany, to Jülich or to the universities of Aachen, Bochum, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal?

#1: Simulation of transport processes in asymmetric gas separation membranes

#:2: Modelling effect of oxidation induced depletion of B and Zr on lifetime on Ni-base superalloy components

#3: Influence of inorganic trace elements and their speciation on the conversion of solid fuel particles in gasification atmosphere

#4: Fuel retention in Wf/W composite materials for fusion applications

#5: Tritium permeation barriers for future fusion reactors

#6: Self-passivating tungsten “smart” alloys for future fusion power plants

#7: Depth-resolved photo emission studies on the interaction of nitrogen with beryllium containing surfaces for fusion

#8: Optical diagnostics for improved production of solar modules

#9: Prompt gamma signature of actinid

#10: Measurements of OCS in the TTL with the Airborne Mid-Infrared Cavity enhanced Absorption spectrometer and investigation of its contribution to the stratospheric sulfate aerosol loading (AMICA–OCS)

#11: Airborne imaging and 3-D tomography of gravity-waves

#12: Glaciation processes in mixed-phase clouds

#13: Development of a small satellite for climate research (DiSSECT)

#14: Aircraft measurements and modelling of chemical tracers to quantify transport and mixing in the UTLSStochastic short range forecasts for wind and solar energy prediction

#15: Atmospheric oxidation of organic molecular markers: a stable carbon isotopes perspective

#16: Oxygenated organic volatile compounds from real plant emissions: formation and partitioning

#17: Climate effects of tropopause region aerosol: Process-oriented studies using combined in-situ observations and the chemistry-climate model ECHAM-HAMMOZ

#18: Stochastic Short Range Forecasts for Wind and Solar Energy Prediction

#19: Multi-elemental speciation analysis in fine dust by online sequential extraction as novel approach for identification of dust sources

#20: Experimental investigation and numerical modelling of dust removal from firewood stoves by electrostatic precipitators

#21: Selection of biomasses for biogas production regarding to the nutrient composition

#22: Ultra-long-lived investment projects: the value of R&D expenditures in alternative carbon capture technologies


Research Fields, open for application

Details of the reserach fields can be found in the download file 'Call for applications'. In the personal statement in the application form describe your research interests in this specific field. Explain what skills and scientific experience enable you to successfully work in this field as a PhD student. Make sure to cover also the following questions:
- why do you think is HITEC the right choice for you?
- why do you want to come to Germany, to Jülich or to the universities of Aachen, Bochum, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal?

#23: Materials Synthesis and Processing (Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-1)

# 24: Microstructure and Properties of Materials (Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-2)

# 25: Thin-Film Photovoltaics (Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-5)

# 26: Heat and Mass Transfer (RWTH Aachen University, WSA)

# 27: Energetic conversion of particulate fossil fuels and biomass (Bochum University, Energy Technology)

 Call for Applications and Guideline for Applicants (PDF, 236 kB)

 HITEC Fellowship - Application Form (PDF, 692 kB)


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