The graduate school will provide funding for 24 doctoral student positions.
The graduate school program is addressed to excellent students with mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and engineering master degrees from all over the world who are willing to work at the interface between domain-related research and data science. Applicants must have appropriate knowledge concerning computer science in general, since HDS-LEE does not provide education in computer science fundamentals such as programming.
Candidates will be offered a clearly structured three-year program comprising:
- Block course “data science methods and applications”
- Compulsory elective training courses, e.g. training days at the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC)
- Annual retreat
- Annual data science conference
- Participation in international conferences
- Transferable skills and career advancement
Since the official program language is English, language courses may also be taken. German skills are not mandatory. However, non-German speakers are generally advised to choose German courses from the transferable skills curriculum during their first year of study, as German language knowledge is very important for daily life and for pursuing a future career in Germany.
Doctoral researchers in HDS-LEE are appointed with a three-year fully-paid (100% in German payscale E13), with a probation period of six months. Optionally, and in agreement with the supervisor, the appointment can be interrupted for up to six months for an industrial internship.