POLMAR PhD Scholarships at (AWI) Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research, Germany 2011

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10 Ph.D. Scholarships for 3 years for outstanding young scientists in the field of polar and marine research. POLMAR provides a coherent framework for a well structured postgraduate programme at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). Together with cooperating institutions – the Universities of Bremen and Potsdam, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR), Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Bremen), University of Applied Sciences (Bremerhaven), and Institute of Marine Resources (IMARE) – the Graduate School POLMAR intends to generate a new generation of internationally competitive young scientists in the field of marine research with a focus on high latitude marine ecosystems and polar climate change. Besides the training in the specific research fields, the postgraduate programme offers a broad range of transferable skill courses, and provides an excellent research infrastructure and supportive environment.

Applicants should hold a MSc or diploma degree (or equivalent) in one of the fields related to Biosciences, Geosciences or Climate Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry/Physical Chemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Informatics). Graduation from this degree may be up to a maximum of three years prior to the start of the doctorate. Exceptions to this rule are possible, particularly in the context of promoting a compatibility between family and career. Candidates should have a good command of spoken and written English

Deadline: October 30, 2011

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