Austria: 8 PhD fellowship positions in mathematics, physics, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering

8 PhD fellowship positions for early-stage researchers in the MSCA doctoral programme "Dynamics of Complex Continua - DOCC" at the Universität Innsbruck in Austria.

Deadline is 5 April 2020.

DOCC is an interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral programme at the University of Innsbruck that will train 15 PhD students for 3 years on modelling and simulation of complex dynamical continuum systems in research fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, material and engineering sciences, and computer science. 7 positions are alreday filled. In the present second call for applications DOCC offers 8 positions in the research fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering.

DOCC provides structured training in both research-relevant and professional skills by building expertise in the intersectorally seminal fields of computational material, fluid and gas dynamics, which procures multiple topical technological, societal and medical applications relevant to climate, energy, safety, or nano and life sciences. DOCC prepares Europe's next top modellers to link simulations and the real world within a multi-disciplinary environment, by providing beyond essential technical expertise also the training in key abilities to communicate and transfer methods and results.

The University of Innsbruck offers an excellent research environment and high-level training, which benefits from a team of group leaders from ten departments contributing to teaching, co-supervision and international networking. DOCC fellows work in a stimulating international and interdisciplinary research environment, with an individual mentoring programme that will provide an excellent basis for a future career in academia or industry. Information on all participating groups, potential supervisors and descriptions of the suggested research topics are provided at https://docc.eu

Applicants can also propose and discuss possible own research topics with the specific group leaders. The requested research group(s) or topic(s) should be indicated in the application.

The PhD research work should preferably start between June and August 2020, or as soon as possible after. We offer an employment contract for 3 years, with an annual gross salary of around 40'103 EUR (susceptible to taxes) for 40 hour/week employment. All PhD fellows will be liable to full medical and social contributions according to the Austrian federal legislation, implying a retirement scheme and (partly paid) parental leave.

More information on the programme and suggested thesis topics, requirements and eligibility criteria, and the application and recruiting process are available on the following website: https://docc.eu