Thursday, December 17, 2015

[DMANET] PhD Positions in Computer Science, Engineering, Business and Law with a Focus on Future Energy Systems

The design of future energy systems which can cope with fluctuating supply and flexible demand is an important concern of our society. As a PhD student in computer science, economics or law, would you like the opportunity to not only have results that advance the state-of-the-art in your field and have good publications at selective venues, but also seriously engage in interactions with other disciplines, to ensure that your results really give way to better energy systems? As a PhD student in engineering, would you like to not only work on the design of energy systems that are efficient, flexible, resilient and user-friendly, but also do so together with individuals from the above disciplines, using highly innovative methods?

If so, please read on: The German National Research Foundation (DFG) has recently approved the funding of a graduate school 'Energy Status Data -- Informatics Methods for its Collection, Analysis, and Exploitation' at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We now seek to fill several vacancies for PhD students starting in or around May 2016. Important prerequisites are interest in scientific work and a Diploma or Master degree in one of the above disciplines or in a related one, e.g., mathematics, physics, business informatics, industrial engineering and management. Successful candidates should demonstrate academic excellence and rigor as well as curiosity. See for more information on the research envisioned, the program and the application procedure. Please apply until January 3rd 2016.

We offer:
- a lot of free space for scientific development,
- excellent personal guidance and support,
- fascinating research topics with a lot of societal relevance,
- an open-minded and highly collaborative research environment
- an international, interdisciplinary research surrounding with numerous occasions for cooperation,
- opportunities for personal growth and further training leveraging the rich infrastructure at KIT, an institution that is both a university and a large-scale research facility,
- an excellent living environment in an attractive, vibrant city in one of the most beautiful regions in Germany,
- a salary that covers the living expenses in Germany well, together with free university registration.

Both DFG and KIT are interested in increasing the share of women working in sciences and looks forward to applications from women in particular. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualification.
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