Monday, October 29, 2007

PhD in Chemical & Biochemical Process Eng., Univ Magdeburg, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Analysis, Design and Optimization in Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering in Magdeburg (IMPRS) invites applications for

PhD positions

The IMPRS Magdeburg is a joint initiative of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg.

At the interface of mathematics and engineering, the research projects of the IMPRS Magdeburg focus on modeling technical and biological processes with emphasis on mathematical and systems theoretical or applied and experimental aspects:

to identify systems structures
to investigate process behavior
to design technical processes for specific tasks
to experimentally characterize challenging technical processes
to solve mathematical problems related to these technical applications

What we offer
Depending on the qualification and personal situation the successful candidates will receive either a working contract (TVöD/L E13, full position) for 2 years plus 1 year of possible extension or a scholarship for 2 years plus 1 year of possible extension. The scholarship is free of tax and social insurance.

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities at the Max Planck Institute and the University of Magdeburg. A broad selection of basic and advanced lectures and seminars for education and training completes the Research School. Additionally, courses are offered on information literacy, scientific writing and presenting, and German as a foreign language.

What we expect
We are looking for outstanding young international and German scientists from engineering sciences as well as mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.

The PhD students should hold an excellent recent university degree equivalent to a Master or Diploma degree from a German university. You should bring motivation and interest to integrate into the interdisciplinary character of research in the IMPRS. Good English language skills are mandatory. For more information please visit

Schedule For the summer term 2008, applications must be submitted until November 30, 2007.
A selection workshop will take place at the end of January 2008.
Final decisions will be given by February 8, 2008.
The beginning of the term is March 31, 2008.

Please apply via the application form on our website:

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics
of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg
Dr. Barbara Witter
Sandtorstrasse 1
39106 Magdeburg

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