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Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy (HDS-LEE)

PhD positions in Data Science (Life, Earth, and Energy Systems & Materials)

2021-11-30
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You want to apply your data science knowledge to the basic research questions and societal challenges of our modern world? Our scientists in HDS-LEE address some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as energy transition, climate change and resource scarcity, brain function, drug design, identification of diseases at very early stages.

As Helmholtz School for Data Science in Life, Earth and Energy (HDS-LEE), we aim to educate and train the next generation of data scientists during their doctoral thesis in close contact to domain-specific knowledge and research in three application domains: Life and medical science, earth science, energy systems and material science.

We are located in the ABCD (Aachen-Bonn-Cologne-Düsseldorf) triangle of North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Partners are the universities of Aachen (RWTH) and Cologne (UoC), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ).

Visit HDS-LEE at: https://www.hds-lee.de/

Program overview

We are looking for excellent graduates in mathematics, computer science, physics, material science, earth science, life science and engineering who are eager to work at the interface between domain-related research and data science.

Candidates will be offered a clearly structured three-year program comprising of:

  • Professional training in all relevant fields of scientific work at the highest international level
  • Scientific training at the interface between data science and application science in several lectures (e.g. machine learning, uncertainty quantification, time series analysis)
  • Access to outstanding scientific and technical Infrastructure
  • Close contact and exchange with your fellows at the annual retreat and other networking events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Close supervision by your thesis advisory committee

Your Profile

  • You have a high Interest in data science and one of the application domains: Life and medical science, earth science, energy systems and material science
  • Excellent degree in mathematics, computer science, physics, material science, earth science, life science and engineering master, or a related discipline
  • Expert knowledge of at least one programming language
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills and capacity to strengthen a highly international and interdisciplinary team
  • High level of scholarship as indicated by bachelor and master study transcripts and two reference letters
  • Very good command of the English language (TOEFL or equivalent evidence)

Our Offer

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! The HDS-LEE PhD position will be located at one of the 5 partners: RWTH Aachen University, the University of Cologne, Forschungszentrum Jülich, the German Aerospace Center or the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung. We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure
  • A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment
  • Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisors
  • Chance of participating in (international) conferences
  • Unique HDS-LEE graduate school program
  • Doctoral degree conferred by the respective university
  • Qualification that is highly welcome in industry
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training program

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years. Salary and social benefits are based on the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD /TV-L). Your salary is in line with 100 % of pay group 13.

Open positions within HDS-LEE can be found at: https://www.hds-lee.de/admission/open-positions

Equal career prospects for women and men. We welcome applications from disabled persons.

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