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Re-invitation Programme for Former Scholarship Holders • DAAD


Overview

Eine Druckversion dieser Ausschreibung (PDF) steht Ihnen in den weiteren Registerkarten (z.B. „Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen“) zur Verfügung.

A print version of this announcement (PDF) is available in the further tabs (e.g. “Application requirements”).

DAAD grants offer students and academics and scientists the opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. There are funding programmes for various qualification phases and stages in a career.

The aim of this programme is to enable former scholarship holders to carry out research and working projects in Germany and to maintain contacts as part of DAAD’s global alumni network.

Who can apply?

  • Former holders of DAAD research grants or study scholarships, who were funded for a period of over six months
  • Former East German scholarship holders who studied for at least one year in Germany

What can be funded?

  • Research and working projects at state or state-recognised institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany
  • Working stays at an institution in business, administration, culture or media for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector.
  • A research or working visit can also take place at several host institutions.
  • Funding may only be claimed once within three years.

Duration of the funding

  • One to three months; the length of the grant is decided by a selection committee and depends on the project in question and the applicant’s work schedule.
  • The grant is non-renewable.

Value

  • Monthly payments of
    2,000 euros for assistant teachers, assistant professors and lecturers
    2,150 euros for professors

Monthly payments for former scholarship holders who work outside the science sector will be calculated based upon their qualifications accordingly.

  • Travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding.
  • Other payments cannot be made.

Selection

An independent selection committee reviews applications.

The most important selection criteria are:

  • Academic achievements and, if applicable, publications, which must be documented in the curriculum vitae and a list of publications
  • A convincing and well-planned research or work project
  • In the case of working stays outside the science sector, particular attention is paid to the following questions:
    – Will the stay in Germany have a sustainable effect on your professional activity?
    – Can you expect it to have multiplier effects, for example, in the form of planned publications?
    – Will your stay in Germany promote existing cooperations?

Application Procedure

The application procedure occurs online through the DAAD portal. You are also required to send ##EXEMPLARE## copy/copies of the “Application summary” (PDF file), which is generated in the DAAD portal after the online application procedure has been completed, by post to the application address.

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The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.


To apply, please select the call for applications for this programme in the scholarship database (www.funding-guide.de). From here, you can enter the portal by clicking the tab “Submitting an application”.

Application documents

1. Documents to be uploaded to the DAAD portal

  • Online application form
  • Full curriculum vitae in tabular form (max. 3 pages)
  • If necessary, list of academic publications
  • Comprehensive statement about research or working project (max. 10 pages)
  • Time schedule and itinerary (host institutions / cooperation partners) of planned research or working visit
  • Letter from host institution confirming academic cooperation, which refers to the applicant’s proposal and guarantees that the project will be supervised and a workplace provided

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2.To be submitted by post:

  • The “Application summary”, which is generated in the portal in PDF format and which can be printed out after the online application procedure is completed; please send ##EXEMPLARE## copy/copies to the application address.

Please note

  • Your application is only valid if you submit all the required documents to the DAAD portal (see Item 1) and by post (see Item 2). The postmark date serves as proof that the application has been dispatched on time.
  • The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET) on the last application day, unless it is possible to submit applications on an ongoing basis.
  • Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are complete.
  • The application documents remain with the DAAD. Data relating to applicants is saved by the DAAD in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act insofar as this data is needed to process the application.

Submitting an application
General information on the application via DAAD portal

You can access the DAAD portal by clicking “Application portal” at the end of the page. Here you will find an online application form in which you can enter your application data.

This is what you have to do:

1. Register in the DAAD portal (Read notes on registering in the portal >> )

2. Request references (if necessary according to the call for proposals, see “Application procedure”)
The form, which has to be completed by a referee, has to be generated in the DAAD portal in the section “Request reference” after registration and downloaded. Please send the form by e-mail to your referee and ask for the completed reference form to be returned to you in a sealed envelope. In each case, please provide your referee with the application address thus enabling him/her to send the recommendation letter there direct.

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Please note that the form for completion by a referee can only be generated during the application period (from about 6 weeks before the application deadline).
Please generate one form for each referee.

3. Applying online in the DAAD portal (Read notes on applying in the portal >> )

  • Download and complete the online application form
  • Prepare application documents
  • If necessary, translate documents (unless they are already in German or English).
  • Scan paper documents (except references) and save in PDF format. Please note that you can only upload PDF files to the portal.
  • pload completed application form and the required appendices (except references and any work samples which you might have to submit) to the portal in PDF format. Translations, if applicable, should be uploaded together with the document issued in the original language.
  • Submit the uploaded application documents online.

4. Sending application documents by post

Submit the printed “Application summary” – if necessary with several copies (see “Application procedure/Application documents”) – by post. Please do not enclose any other documents that have not been uploaded to the portal with the printed “Application summary” – except the required references (in sealed envelopes) and a work sample if applicable!

Information for applicants from non-EU countries:

Please remember to specify the exact contents of your postal consignment in the documents for the customs authorities, e.g. “Application for a scholarship with application documents, a reference and a DVD with work samples (no commercial goods)”.

Please note:
If you have any technical questions or problems your local information and advice centres could not help you with, please do not hesitate to contact our technical Portal hotline: +49 (0228) 882-888 or via e-mail [email protected] , open every weekday from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Please consider this when you are planning your application.

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PhD Student (m/f) – Energy selective 3D tomography for applied raw materials research / Master…

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

PhD Student (m/f) – Energy selective 3D tomography for applied raw materials research

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Analytics invites applications as PhD Student (m/f) – Energy selective 3D tomography for applied raw materials research.

ln collaboration with project partners at the Geology Department of Ghent University and industrial partners (3D imaging technology and geometallurgy) this PhD aims to deliver the ability to identify and quantify the concentration of chemical elements present in raw materials, e.g. the amount of metals in an ore or in a recyclable material using new 3D X-ray spectroscopic methods.

The position is to be filled, provided that the funds will be approved, on 15 February 2019 – or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD student will be employed at HZDR and registered at Ghent University. The employment contract is limited to three years. The place of work is Freiberg, but you will be required to spend 1/3 of the time in Ghent University, 1/3 at Freiberg and the remaining time at industrial partners depending on the necessity for the research project.

Tasks:

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design and optimization of 3D experimental methods for quantitative energy selective computed micro-tomography (E-CT)compare 3D results from E-CT with 2D SEM based automated mineralogical methods to create a database aiming at automated 3D identification and quantification of chemical elementsvalidate the new method as a quantitative tool for the raw materials industry (e.g. mining companies, recycling industry)present results at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals

Requirements:

Master degree (or equivalent) in physics, earth sciences or material sciences or (bio)engineering with very good marks as well as a passion for analytical methodsan independent and well-organized working style, demanding high quality of your own workwillingness to travel and spend more than 1 year of the PhD at partner institutions (Belgium and Finland)desire for a career in multidisciplinary applied research and developmentwell-developed social skills directed towards working in an interdisciplinary team, excellent interpersonal and communicative skillsstrong motivation to succeed in scientific research, excellent presentation and scientific writing skillsvery good to excellent verbal and written English skills (a proof of English language skills is always an added value)demonstrated computer and/or experimental skills are of advantageexperience with image analysis methods is of advantage

We offer:

high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellenceinternationality and diversityinteresting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bundequality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health managementattractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

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PhD Student (m/f) – Energy selective 3D tomography for applied raw materials research / Master degree (or equivalent) in physics, earth sciences or material sciences or (bio)engineering with very goog marks as well as a passion for …

For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Mr. Jose Ricardo da Assuncao Godinho Tel.: +49 351 260 4475,
Dr. Axel Renno Tel.: +49 351 260 3274

Place of work:
Freiberg

Working hours:
19,5 h/week

Deadline:
16 December 2018

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 75/2018 (770)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Helmholtz-Zentrum
Dresden-Rossendorf
Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center’s focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter.

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) pursues the objective of developing innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Analytics invites applications as PhD Student (m/f) – Energy selective 3D tomography for applied raw materials research.

ln collaboration with project partners at the Geology Department of Ghent University and industrial partners (3D imaging technology and geometallurgy) this PhD aims to deliver the ability to identify and quantify the concentration of chemical elements present in raw materials, e.g. the amount of metals in an ore or in a recyclable material using new 3D X-ray spectroscopic methods.

The position is to be filled, provided that the funds will be approved, on 15 February 2019 – or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD student will be employed at HZDR and registered at Ghent University. The employment contract is limited to three years. The place of work is Freiberg, but you will be required to spend 1/3 of the time in Ghent University, 1/3 at Freiberg and the remaining time at industrial partners depending on the necessity for the research project.

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Tasks:

  • design and optimization of 3D experimental methods for quantitative energy selective computed micro-tomography (E-CT)
  • compare 3D results from E-CT with 2D SEM based automated mineralogical methods to create a database aiming at automated 3D identification and quantification of chemical elements
  • validate the new method as a quantitative tool for the raw materials industry (e.g. mining companies, recycling industry)
  • present results at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals

Requirements:

  • Master degree (or equivalent) in physics, earth sciences or material sciences or (bio)engineering with very good marks as well as a passion for analytical methods
  • an independent and well-organized working style, demanding high quality of your own work
  • willingness to travel and spend more than 1 year of the PhD at partner institutions (Belgium and Finland)
  • desire for a career in multidisciplinary applied research and development
  • well-developed social skills directed towards working in an interdisciplinary team, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills
  • strong motivation to succeed in scientific research, excellent presentation and scientific writing skills
  • very good to excellent verbal and written English skills (a proof of English language skills is always an added value)
  • demonstrated computer and/or experimental skills are of advantage
  • experience with image analysis methods is of advantage

We offer:

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours, salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • attractive work and research terms in a highly motivated team

Kindly submit your completed application (two page CV including name and contact of 2 potential referees, certificates and motivation letter (max. 2000 characters) by 16 December 2018 only via Online application (English / German ).

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PhD Positions – Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials

Job Code: 44.18

Job Offer from October 25, 2018

PhD Positions at the Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials           

Quantum Materials
The term “quantum materials” is shorthand for a rapidly evolving research frontier that aims to understand, control, and ultimately design materials in which quantum physics enables novel functionalities. Recent developments include the discovery of novel phenomena resulting from the topology of the electron wave function in solids, the dynamical control of many-electron states (such as superconductivity) by coherent light fields, and the synthesis of heterostructures and devices comprising atomically sharp interfaces between different quantum materials. Six Max Planck Institutes in Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Halle, and Stuttgart) participating in the MP Graduate Center for Quantum Materials. All are world-leading institutions in their respective fields, and they operate highly attractive Ph.D. programs in cooperation with universities both in Germany and abroad.

Our offer
We offer our students a truly unique research environment with access to a large number of world-class research facilities, as well as a newly designed curriculum covering the frontiers of research on quantum materials.As a key new feature, the Center will introduce a set of high-level “Frontiers of Research” courses closely aligned with research at the Max Planck Institutes. Examples of “Frontiers of Research” in quantum materials are superconductivity, synthesis of quantum materials, quantum heterostructures, spin orbitronics, neuromorphic computing, or dynamical control. These courses will typically taught to small groups of students. In order to offset the geographical separation of the participating institutions, students from different locations will gather for courses at a central location. Beside these block course, students can benefit from a dedicated network of “immersive” video studios at all institutes involved in the Graduate Center. The “Frontiers in Research” series and other courses will be complemented by a number of courses which are offered at the participating MPIs and the associated International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS). We offer an English-language curriculum comprising lecture courses, a training program in complementary skills, and summer and winter schools with leading international partner institutions. This will provide you a unique opportunity to kick-start a successful scientific career. All accepted young researcher will receive financial support in the form of stipends or working contracts according to the German public sector.

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Your profile
In order to maintain the leading role of the Max Planck Society in the field of quantum materials, we are looking for excellent students in relevant research fields such as physics, chemistry and material sciences. We are looking for highly motivated students who have a record of excellence in their previous studies. Applicants are expected to have an outstanding Bachelor or Master degree in a field of study which is well-aligned with our research activities. Candidates from any country can apply for admission to our Center. Gender balance is an important issue for us, and we particularly welcome applications from female candidates.

Your application

The application procedure for our program and the selection criteria are described on our website in detail. The highly competitive selection procedure is based on academic performance, recommendation letters, and on-site interviews for shortlisted candidates. Applications are welcome for the autumn term with start on September 1st , 2019. For more information about our Center, the participating MPIs, and the research topics please have a look at our website . Please submit your application before December 15, 2018 via our user-friendly web interface .

Contact
The management of the Center, i.e. its speaker (Prof. B. Keimer) and the coordination office, are centrally located in Stuttgart at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstr. 1, 70569 Stuttgart. In case of any questions don’t hesitate to contact us by email .  

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