Beginners

Your Transition from Student to Career

We facilitate your transition from student to career by providing individual advice and support right from the start.

Have you successfully completed a mathematics, computer science, physics, or other technical study program? Would you like to earn a PhD while applying your knowledge at the same time? At ITWM, you will find the ideal prerequisites: As a doctoral candidate, even though you will be involved in actual research projects, enough time will remain for you to work on dissertation. By combining your dissertation work with specific industrial problems, you can gain academic expertise and practical experience.

 

What sets you apart

  • an above average academic degree – preferably in the fields Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics
  • a strong interest in learning new topics
  • the ability to implement models and concepts in algorithms and software
  • advanced knowledge level in an object-oriented programming language (in particular, C#, C/C++ or Java)
  • good knowledge of German and English – written and spoken

 

What we offer

  • full-time PhD scholarship
  • current doctoral thesis in applied research
  • individual supervision within the framework of your doctoral thesis by experienced scientists at ITWM and the supporting university (generally, three years)
  • individually tailored training support
  • networking opportunities at home and abroad
  • freedom for self-directed activities
  • flat hierarchies and a cooperative management style

Have you successfully completed a mathematics, computer science, physics, or other technical study program and would like to start your scientific career with one of the most prestigious employers for applied research? By starting with us, the door is opened for you to exciting research subjects and diverse development opportunities. In our transfer projects, we transfer responsibility to you at an early stage.

 

What sets you apart

  • an above average academic degree – preferably in the fields Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics
  • a strong interest in learning new topics
  • the ability to implement models and concept in algorithms and software
  • advanced knowledge level in an object-oriented programming language (in particular, C#, C/C++ or Java)
  • good knowledge of German and English – written and spoken

 

What we offer

  • employment, compensation, and social benefits law federal collective wage agreement (TVöD Bund). In addition, we provide performance and success related variable compensation components.
  • networking opportunities at home and abroad
  • individually tailored training support
  • freedom for self-directed activities
  • flat hierarchies and a cooperative management style

We place a high value on providing a family-friendly work environment: Flexible work times, child daycare center, a parent-and-child office, and much more make ITWM one of the most attractive employers in Kaiserslautern. More information is provided on our Employer services page.

How do I apply?

Apply directly for one of our PhD positions or job openings for scientists or submit an unsolicited application. Ensure if submitting an unsolicited application that you specify the department(s) or research subject areas that best correspond with your interests. You will determine your PhD thesis after close consultation with your supervisor at ITWM. The ITWM supervisor will also establish contact with the supervising university. We recommend you submit your unsolicited application 3-4 months before your desired start.