Open Positions

Currently available PhD or Postdoc positions

no PhD position available at the moment

The successful candidate will work together with other PhDs within the CRC1093 and will be included in the CRC1093 graduate training programme.

Candidates are selected on the basis of excellent performance in their studies and their motivation.The specialisation and specific requirements to the applicants are given in the single projects. For more information to the individual projects take a look at: Area A and Area B.

As all teaching will be in English applicants should have good English knowledge. Foreign applicants may be aware that even if English is commonly used at the UDE and its partner universities, for daily life in Germany a good knowledge of German is helpful. Thus we encourage and support successfull applicants to take part in German courses at the beginning of the programme.

How to apply

Necessary documents for application:

- Cover letter / Letter of motivation

- CRC1093 Application Form

- CV

- University degrees / Certificates (If you have not finished your necessary degree before application deadline you will have to send proof that you will finish your studies before starting the graduate programme.)

Please submit complete applications only via E-Mail as a single pdf-file.

On the basis of your documents we will preselect potential candidates. Successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a short presentation of their master thesis in Essen, Germany or at a video conference. After the first interview,  there will be interviews with the project leaders of your preferred projects and the opportunity for a lab visit. For general information about the University Duisburg-Essen have a look at: University of Duisburg-Essen


Good to know

The duration of the PhD position will be up to three years. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (TV-L E13, 50-67%).

The three-year structured CRC1093 graduate school supports each graduate student individually to perform excellent scientific work on their own PhD project and offers lecture series, workshops, symposia, lab-rotations and practical courses which complements the PhD education. In addition, participants are enforced to present their data on national and international conference (for more information see graduate school).