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IMPRS-UFAST PhD Scholarship Programme, Germany: ultrafast imaging with a view to exploring structural changes of atoms, molecules, condensed, biological, or warm dense matter on femtosecond time scales.

IMPRS-UFAST is a PhD programme which offers unique training opportunities in the field of ultrafast imaging with a view to exploring structural changes of atoms, molecules, condensed, biological, or warm dense matter on femtosecond time scales. Students work and research alongside an international and interdisciplinary team of experts with access to first-class research facilities and whilst obtaining a PhD degree. Our mission is to enable young scientists to achieve their full potential through supervised thesis research complemented by a multifaceted programme of lectures, interactive workshops and advanced courses. The duration of the programme is 3 years.
IMPRS-UFAST students normally graduate from the programme with a doctorate (Dr. rer. Nat, the German equivalent to a PhD) which is awarded by the University of Hamburg. The language of instruction is English and the Research School strives to attract a diversity of talented students from around the world. Funding in form of stipends and PhD contracts is available. Applicants will hold or are about to receive an MSc, a German “Diplom” or an equivalent degree in an area relevant to the programme. Please apply online under . The programme starts in October 2011.The IMPRS-UFAST is a collaboration of the Max Planck Society, the University of Hamburg, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), and European XFEL GmbH. The location of the School is Hamburg, Germany.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 April 2011

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International Doctoral Research Position in the Areas of Criminal Law and Criminology, Germany

The doctoral student will carry out his or her studies mainly in Freiburg under the supervision of Professor Roland Hefendehl at the Institute for Criminology and Corporate Criminal Law at Freiburg University: He or she will participate in the training program offered by the IMPRS-REMEP and can make use of the facilities and infrastructure of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. The interdisciplinary curriculum further requires participation in several joint seminars to be conducted together with the doctoral students who are affiliated with the IMPRS-REMEP partner institutes in Halle/Saale, Heidelberg and Frankfurt/Main. During these seminars, all students shall achieve cross-disciplinary knowledge in order to develop a common understanding of the overall research agenda and to be able to mutually understand and discuss their doctoral theses from the perspectives of all relevant disciplines. Working language of the training program and the dissertation is generally English. According to local university regulations, German language skills are required for the final oral exam in sociology and also partly in law. The scientific supervision of the doctoral students will be carried out by the Max Planck Institute and the University of Freiburg. Cross-disciplinary dissertation projects may be co-supervised by a member of the academic staff from a partner institute. Also, foreign doctoral students may choose to earn their doctorate from their home institution abroad.


– Completion of a law degree at a German university or completion at an equivalent university abroad. First or Second German State Law Exam with a minimum overall grade of “vollbefriedigend” (according to the examination regulations “JAPrO” of the State of Baden-Württemberg), or an equivalent degree with an equivalent grade (“with distinction”) from abroad.
– Alternatively, completion of a regular university studies in social sciences with an overall duration of at least 4 years at a German or equivalent university from abroad. Master degree in sociology as major subject, or equivalent degree from Germany or abroad.
– Submission of a substantive proposal for a dissertation topic linked to the research agenda of the IMPRS-REMEP.
– Solid proficiency in the English language. In addition, students should have at least some basic knowledge of the German language and demonstrate willingness to improve it.

The IMPRS-REMEP seeks to reach a composition of at least 50 percent foreign doctoral students. Thus, foreign candidates with a foreign degree are explicitly encouraged to apply

Scholarhip Application Deadline: 15-04-2011

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PhD Position in Atmospheric Science, The Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics offers in 2011 to excellent students with a Master degree or diploma in natural science PhD projects in an highly international working environment at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz / Germany. Very good English skills are necessary. First experiences in analytics, instrument development or computer modelling can be beneficial. Two reference letters are requisite.

PhD projects may include research in laboratory work on atmospheric trace gases or aerosols, field measurements in diverse world regions or computer modelling of atmospheric chemistry and physics. Details depend on the focus of our research.
Excellent applications are always welcome, there is no specific deadline for admission to the PhD program. PhD candidates will benefit from an educational program and brand-new institute facilities. Mainz is a student city in the middle Rhine-Valley close to the popular region of Frankfurt with excellent international connections.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

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