PIER is the strategic partnership between DESY and Universität Hamburg (“Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research)”. It is a future-oriented collaboration between two strong partners in the Hamburg metropolitan area which aim to jointly promote top-level education, research and innovation. PIER focuses on the following research fields: Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Nanosciences, Photon Science and Infection and Structural Biology. Additional interdisciplinary areas include Theory of Physics (Wolfgang Pauli Centre) and Accelerator Research (Voss-Wideröe-Centre).

Open Positions 12
Time Span for 3 years
Application Deadline 15 Jun 2015 (Every year there are some opportunities. If you missed the deadline this year, try for the next year!)
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme

Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
Subjects Natural Sciences
Description PIER Helmholtz Graduate School
Call for applicationsThe name PIER — “Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research” — stands for the strong partnership between Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and Universität Hamburg (UHH). The two partners combine their expertise within the structure of PIER.The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School ensures that doctoral candidates receive an internationally recognized and optimally supervised education in their respective fields.Interdisciplinary PhD projects are welcome. PhD positions are paid with minimum 50% of TVL 13 (at least 1.600 Euro).No tution fees. Language of instruction is English.6 excellent reasons for a PhD at PIER1. Access to unique technologies at one of the world´s leading research centers – such as the world’s brightest storage ring PETRA III, the free-electron laser FLASH and FLASH II, and the superlative X-ray laser source XFEL

2. Interdisciplinary research at the largest university in northern Germany and academic training provided by internationally recognized experts in a cosmopolitan environment
3. Financial support for research trips, conferences and childcare
4. Acquisition of key competences for your future career in science, business or industry
5. Comprehensive student support service including leisure activities and language courses
6. Hamburg is one of Europe’s most livable cities with a rich academic, cultural and artistic life

Requirements We are looking forward to receiving applications of talented doctoral candidates, who are holding a Master degree or who are nearing graduation in the following research fields:
• Particle and Astroparticle Physics
• Nanosciences
• Photon Science
• Infection and Structural Biology
• Accelerators
• Theoretical Physics
Working Language
  • English
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
More Information http://graduateschool.pier-campus.de