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Mathematics and natural sciences

Structured doctoral programmes - Mathematics and natural sciences

Keywords

plastics, circular-economy, recycling, sensor technologies, odor, environment

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., PhD

Programmsprache

English

Language of degree programme

The C-Planet programme guarantees PhD funding is for 36 months.

Applications

Call for applicants was closed on April, 30. If you are interested to collaborate with us please contact aromachem@fau.de.

Features

Financial support will be granted in accordance with the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Action regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner, Chair for Aroma and Smell Research

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Keywords

Product design, particle technology, continuous processes, nanomaterials, optical properties, materials science and engineering, new characterisation methods, modelling, simulation and optimisation

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. Ing.

Language of degree programme

English

Programme duration

3-4 years

Applications

Applications must be made according to the procedure described on the integrated research training group’s website (https://www.crc1411.research.fau.eu/). Decisions are made based on a two-stage selection process.

Features

16 doctoral candidates with funding, close monitoring due to dual mentoring programmes, intensive international networking, promotion of equal opportunities, complementary workshops and soft skills seminars, financing of conference trips and research stays

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GRK 1896, GRK 2423, GS-AMP, GSMS, MGK-TRR154

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Speaker: Prof. Robin N. Klupp Taylor, MEng, DPhil (Oxon), robin.klupp.taylor@fau.de
Coordinator: Dr. Monica Distaso, monica.distaso@fau.de

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Keywords

Biological membranes, protein-lipid interactions, membrane arrangement, membrane transport, cell growth, cell adhesion

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Via e-mail to Professor Böckmann,grk1962@fau.de

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary research training group for biology, physics and medicine, supervisory committee composed of two supervisors and mentors, fast-track doctoral degree option, 2-5-month stay abroad

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Rainer Böckmann

Department Biologie
Professur für Computational Biology (Prof. Dr. Böckmann)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Pharmaceutical science, molecular medicine, molecular science, pharmacology, food chemistry, biochemistry

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

German

Programme duration

Approximately 3 to 5 years

Application procedure

Doctoral candidates should submit an application with the support of their supervisor.

Specific conditions

Mentoring, presentations, research day, attendance at talks, participation in lectures, soft skills courses

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Research Training Group 1910 – Medicinal chemistry of selective GPCR ligands

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrich

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Heinrich)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Energy, Energy Conversion, Electro-optical, electro-mechanical, lead-free perovskite, piezoelectric

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 Jahre

Application procedure

Application procedure is detailed on the website. Application process is done in a two-step method.

Specific conditions

International research training group with Partners in Nagoya Institute of Technology, extended research visits to Japan, qualification programme that includes various training activities, such as tutorials, block lectures, hands-on workshops, and a collaborative project, financing for participation in international conferences, full positions, bridging funding

Thematically similar doctoral programs

SAOT – Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies

FRASCAL: Fracture across Scales (GRK 2423)

In situ Mikroskopie mit Elektronen, Röntgenstrahlen und Rastersonden (GRK 1896)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Speaker of Graduateschool GRK 2495

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Keywords

CNS, vulnerability, neural development, neurodegeneration, neuropsychiatric illnesses

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

Approximately 3 years

Application procedure

By email to grk2162@fau.de. More information about the application procedure can be found on the research training group website

Specific conditions

Ten financially supported neuroscience doctoral candidates, ten associated neuroscience doctoral candidates, close mentoring by the doctoral committee, one financed post-doctoral post, intensive national and international networking, scholarships for medical doctoral candidates, rotation post for physicians, equal opportunities funding, complementary workshops and soft skills seminars, financing of conference trips

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Doctoral Academy of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Link

Department of Biochemistry
Professur für Molekulare Medizin mit dem Schwerpunkt Molekulare Bildgebung (Prof. Dr. Lie)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Optical technologies, optical measurement techniques, optical material processing, optics in medicine, optical materials and systems, optics in information and telecommunications technology, computer-assisted optics, optics in life sciences

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol.hum.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Submit applications to Dr. Johannes Knorr

Specific conditions

Financial support (scholarship), mentoring, English, interdisciplinary, credit points system

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International Max Planck Research School Physics of Light (IMPRS-PL)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Johannes Knorr

Exzellenzinitiative
SAOT - Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Fractures across multiple scales, multiscale simulations, mechanics, materials science, mathematics, chemistry, physics

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Applications must be made according to the procedure described on the research training group’s website. Decisions are made based on a two-stage selection process.

Features

Interdisciplinary mentoring, interdisciplinary networking, regular RTG qualification days, RTG retreats and RTG workshops, support for international conference participation and research visits, full-time positions, startup grants

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Nicole Güthlein

Department of Mathematics
Cair of Mathematical Stochastics

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Process engineering, technical chemistry, materials science, materials technology, physical and theoretical chemistry, chemical solid state and surface research, analytics, method development, physics of condensed matter, modelling, simulation and optimisation

Doctoral degree

Dr.-Ing., Dr. rer.nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Applications only possible for doctoral students at FAU within the EAM cluster of excellence

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary mentoring, interdisciplinary networking, alumni experiences, support for participation in international conferences

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Research Training Group 1896 and Graduate School Molecular Science (GSMS)

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Dr. Eva Kränzlein

Exzellenzinitiative
Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM)

Ina Viebach

Exzellenzinitiative
Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM)

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Molecules, materials, chemistry, pharmacy, model systems, computer chemistry

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr.-Ing.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

Generally 3 years

Application procedure

The doctoral supervisor makes the application for admission. Please submit your application to Prof. Jux. The decision is made by the recruitment committee.

Specific conditions

No scholarships, financing of national and international conference visits/workshops/research trips, annual winter school

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Graduate School Advanced Materials and Processes (GS AMP) and Research Training Group 1896

FAU contact person and information about the programme

apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Jux

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hirsch

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry II (Prof. Dr. Hirsch)

Information on graduate school

Keywords

Research into the communication between epithelial and immune cells in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Language of degree programme

English

Programme duration

3-4 years for Dr.rer.nat candidates

1 year in each case with a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Applications

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) to ina.schlelein@uk-erlangen (responsible for Erlangen) or Erika.Bühler@charite.de (responsible for Berlin).

Features

Each doctoral candidate receives support from one supervisor and two project managers (one from Erlangen and one from Berlin), regular exchanges of research results in webinars, annual PhD retreat, guest speaker seminars, laboratory courses, training workshops, PR, financial support for participation in national and international congresses, doctoral scholarships for medical doctoral candidates

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Life@FAU – Graduate School for Life Sciences

FAU contact person and information about the programme

PD Dr. med. habil. Imke Atreya, (imke.atreya@uk-erlangen.de)
Department of Medicine 1

Ina Schlelein (ina.schlelein@uk-erlangen.de)
Department of Medicine 1

Information about the programme 

Keywords

Mathematical modelling, analysis and simulation of phenomena in natural sciences and engineering that involve interfaces or complex structures, e.g. multi-phase flows, interactions between fluids and structures, homogenisation of porous media, micro and macro models of complex fluids; mathematics of models derived as singular limits, e.g. shell models or rod models, thin films.

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Positions are advertised on the group’s website.

Specific conditions

Research training group across different locations (with the University of Regensburg), doctoral candidates are each mentored by two supervisors, seminar every two weeks, specially designed doctorate courses, international guest and exchange programme, summer and winter schools, courses on professional skills.

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Doctoral programme – Mathematics

Research Training Group integrated into TRR 154

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Günther Grün

Department of Mathematics
Professorship of Applied Mathematics (Analysis and Numerics of Partial Differential Equations) (Prof. Dr. Grün)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research topics: Nanophotonics, non-linear optics and quantum optics, optomechanics, laser science, single molecule spectroscopy, super-resolution microscopy, plasmonics, pattern recognition, biophysics and biophotonics, detector development and X-ray imaging

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr.-Ing.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 years +1 year (maximum 4 years)

Application procedure

Information on applying for the doctoral programme

Specific conditions

Structured curriculum, working language English, excellent research environment, international and interdisciplinary environment, financial support, soft skills courses, individual supervisor for each doctoral candidate and an advisory committee (advisor and group leader or postdoctoral researcher and academic IMPRS coordinator)

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SAOT – Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies

FAU contact person and information about the programme

PD Dr. Peter Banzer

Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics
Chair of Experimental Physics (Optics)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Structured training programme, networking between doctoral candidates, training in methodology and soft skills, taking an organised approach to scientific work, insights into other scientific fields

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. rer. biol. hum.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Whilst candidates are working on their doctoral degree

Applications

Applications should be sent to the Life@FAU office

Features

The IZKF research training group has joined the Graduate School for Life Sciences (Life@FAU). Life@FAU is tasked with creating minimum standards for training doctoral candidates in life sciences and providing structured training now and in the future

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Becker

Forschungskoordinator; Leiter der Forschungsabteilung der Medizinischen Klinik 1

Department of Medicine 1
Professur für Molekulare Gastroenterologie (Prof. Dr. Becker)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Promoting structured training of doctoral candidates at FAU, creating minimum standards for training doctoral candidates in life sciences , providing structured training now and in the future

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. biol. hum., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Whilst candidates are working on their doctoral degree

Applications

Applicants for Life@FAU must be working on a doctoral thesis focusing on a medical, biological or biophysical topic. Applications should be sent to the Life@FAU office.

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Kathrin Neufang

Homepage IZKF, Veranstaltungsprogramm Life@FAU, Veranstaltungsorganisation

Klinikumsverwaltung
Fachabteilung Forschungsfinanzierung (Fe)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Focused integration of the mathematical branches of modelling, simulation and optimisation using the example of gas networks, modelling and analysis of complex networks of hyperbolic balance equations, including switches, development of a mixed integer optimisation theory and its algorithmic implementation for complex networks, numerical approximation of algebraically linked PDEs including error management, optimal control of systems with deterministic or stochastic uncertainty

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Approximately 3 years

Application procedure

Applications for doctoral scholarship (6-12 months) can be made at any time within the SFB Transregio 154

Specific conditions

Intensive academic support from two mentors, trans-regional summer and winter schools, regular talks and block courses by guest academics, lecture series adapted to the location and tailored to the thematic focal points of TRR 154, networking, international conference visits, overseas trips, excursions

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Doctoral programme – Mathematics

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Frauke Liers

Department of Mathematics
Professorship of Applied Mathematics (Integer and Robust Optimization) (Prof. Dr. Liers)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Medicinal chemistry, materials research, G-protein coupled receptors, selective receptor ligands, computer chemistry, pharmacology

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 years

Application procedure

Vacant posts will be advertised on the research training group website in due course.

Specific conditions

Research training group across different locations (with the University of Regensburg), job pool includes DFG-financed doctoral and postdoctoral posts

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Emil Fischer Graduate Programme and International Doctoral Programme – Receptor Dynamics: Emerging Paradigms for Novel Drugs

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)

Dr. Stefan Löber

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation, transplant immunology, graft-versus-leukaemia effect, graft-versus-host disease, T-cells

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Programme duration

4 years

1 year in the case of a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Course Language

German and English

Applications

Please apply directly to the individual coordinators responsible for each part of the project

Features

Integrated mentoring programme, annual retreat, international symposium organised by students, training workshops, seminars, insight into clinical practice through patient seminars, exchange programmes among participating universities (Würzburg, Regensburg, Erlangen), doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

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FAU contact person and information about the programme

PD Dr. med. Anita Kremer

Medizinische Klinik 5 - Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie
Lehrstuhl für Hämatologie / Internistische Onkologie

Information about the programme

Keywords

Using and designing antiviral small molecules, immune cell-mediated antiviral effects and antibody-based approaches for fighting persistent virus infections (e.g. HIV, herpes viruses)

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. med.

Language of degree programme

English

Programme duration

Dr. rer. nat.: 3 years

Dr. med.: qualification phase in conjunction with medical studies, experimental phase (free semester + semester breaks before and after), evaluation phase in conjunction with studies

Applications

Regular calls for applications:

https://www.virologie.uk-erlangen.de/grk2504/bewerbung/

Contact: grk2504-info@fau.de

Features

International collaboration with the Ragon Institute (Boston, USA), annual retreat, supervision committee for each doctoral candidate, travel grants for conferences, workshops, guest speaker seminars, RTG colloquiums with representatives from industry, PR work

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Life@FAU – Graduate School for Life Sciences

IRTG 1181 – Switching points for resolving inflammation

FAU contacts and information about the programme

Speaker

Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Überla
phone: +49 9131 85-23563
e-mail: klaus.ueberla@fau.de

Keywords

Elite degree programme, physics, integrated doctoral programme, research-orientated, co-operation with the University of Regensburg

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

From 3rd/4th semester of Bachelor’s degree programme through to completion of doctoral degree (5.5 + 1.5 years)

Application procedure

Online via the programme website

Specific conditions

Elite Network of Bavaria programme, degree programme with a marked focus on research, special events on topics such as project management, patent law or presentation techniques, the students in the annual intake on the elite degree course spend one year studying together (one semester in Erlangen and one in Regensburg), extensive workshops, option to spend time abroad, teaching language is English

Overlaps

No overlaps with other programmes

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Kristina Giesel

Institute of Theoretical Physics
Professur für Theoretische Physik (Prof. Dr. Giesel)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Mathematics and mathematical research as an entity, mathematical and scientific training and advanced training, individual supervision

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

Four semesters with the opportunity to extend by 1 year twice

Application procedure

The informal application (see the programme statutes) must include a two-page, brief academic description of the doctoral project signed by both the doctoral candidate and supervisor

Specific conditions

Support with applying for scholarships, help with interdisciplinary networking within FAU and at the international level, intensified contact and

academic exchanges with other doctoral candidates, at least one all-day doctoral colloquium every year, additional certificate if the doctoral candidate

has given two lectures during the doctoral colloquiums or symposiums, participated in two doctoral symposiums, including mini courses, and attended at least two professional soft skills courses offered by the FAU Graduate Centre.

Overlaps

Research Training Group integrated into TRR 154

FAU contact person and information about the programme

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Keywords

Medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), receptor dynamics, visualisation

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

English

Programme duration

3 to 4 years

Application procedure

Contact the spokesperson or co-ordinator

Specific conditions

Interdisciplinary research in various working groups (overseas trip with European or American partners), teaching by peers, seminars, participation in international symposiums and summer schools, choice of internships with commercial partners, professional skills workshops

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Research Training Group 1910 – Medicinal chemistry of selective GPCR ligands

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Medicinal Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Gmeiner)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Research into molecular switching points for resolving inflammation, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and asthma, highly qualified, translational training, focus on life sciences

Doctoral degree

Dr. rer. nat., Dr. biol. hum., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.

Course Language

German and English

Programme duration

4 years

1 year in each case with a doctoral scholarship for medical doctoral candidates

Application procedure

Send application documents as a PDF via email to Sebastian Böltz stating the desired sub-projects.

Specific conditions

Mentoring, “jour fixe” every two weeks, training workshops, seminars, public relations, financial support, 5 doctoral scholarships for medical doctoral candidates each year, annual retreat of the SFB/Integrated Research Training Group 1181

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Transregio SFB -B-cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity (TRR 130)

Research Training Group 1660 – Key signals of adaptive immune response

FAU contact person and information about the programme

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Keywords

Religion, anthropology, human beings, Islam, Christianity

Doctoral degree

Dr. theol., Dr. phil., Dr. jur., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. rer. nat.

Course Language

German

Programme duration

4 semesters

Application procedure

By sending an application for admission to the programme co-ordinator Prof. Jürgen van Oorschot

Specific conditions

Individual mentoring by the supervisor, financial support for congress trips and publications

FAU contact person and information about the programme

Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot

Department of Old Testament
Chair of Old Testament II (Prof. Dr. Oorschot)

Information about the programme

Keywords

Religion, Anthropologie, Mensch, Islam, Christentum

Doctoral degree

Dr. theol., Dr. phil., Dr. jur., Dr. med., Dr. med. dent., Dr. rer. nat.

Programme duration

4 Semester

Application procedure

Über einen Aufnahmeantrag an den Sprecher der Programms Prof. Jürgen van Oorschot

Specific conditions

Individuelles Mentoring durch den Betreuer, finanzielle Unterstützung bei Kongressreisen und Publikationen

FAU-Ansprechpartner und Informationen zum Programm

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