Recruitment of PhD students for our RTG will be based on a competitive selection procedure and aims to achieve gender equality, while maintaining candidate excellence and potential as top priorities. The principal investigators of the RTG Steering Committee will oversee the student selection process. The goal is to attract excellent international and national PhD candidates.
Application: Please name your preferences of up to three PhD projects. Besides completing our online form, please also upload a single PDF file containing a motivation letter, your CV, transcript of records, academic degrees, an abstract of your master thesis, two references, and a certificate of English language proficiency.
Selection of candidates will begin by April 1st 2019.
Criteria for selecting candidates are your previous academic performance, recommendation letters, motivation letter, and knowledge of the English language. For each position, we will select a short list of applicants to be invited for a Skype interview. This first interview will include a short presentation of the applicant´s previous work. Top candidates might be invited for personal visits to the MLU to meet their putative supervisors.
For the final decisions, the following criteria will be carefully considered: Scientifically correct and coherent presentation, basic understanding of good scientific practice, logical thinking, high level of motivation, evidence of personal creativity, communication skills, and a strong general interest in science.