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Structured Doctoral Support at Forschungszentrum Jülich

From 2019, JuDocs will serve as a central service point for all doctoral researchers and scientific supervisors. JuDocs supports doctoral researchers during their research on a doctoral project at Jülich and ensures the same high level of standards and measures for the more than 1,000 doctoral researchers and their roughly 350 scientific supervisors. We consolidate the links between the institutes, graduate schools, research training groups, and the interest groups for doctoral researchers and supervisors.


JuDocs Introduction
The JuDocs Introduction is open to all new doctoral researchers supervised at Jülich from 2019. It takes place every two months and doctoral researchers should attend the event within the first three months of starting research on a doctoral project at Jülich.
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Structured Doctoral Support

Transferable Skills Curriculum

Transferable skills courses

Forschungszentrum Jülich offers training and support to all doctoral researchers, providing them with the opportunity to conduct independent research and work alongside scientists and specialists. More: Transferable skills courses …


Monitoring doctoral projects

Research on a doctoral project at Forschungszentrum Jülich usually takes three years. However, this can be altered depending on individual circumstances. More: Monitoring doctoral projects …


Advisory and information services

The DocTeam represents the interest of Jülich doctoral researchers. It is involved in various bodies at Forschungszentrum Jülich to improve general conditions for doctoral researchers. More: Advisory and information services …

Offers for daily supervisors


Advisory services on campus

At Forschungszentrum Jülich, there are numerous points of contact providing support on various issues related to the supervision of a doctoral project. More: Advisory services on campus …


Support for supervisors

For those assuming responsibilities as a supervisor for the first time, and even for those who have worked at Jülich for many years, support services are in place to help them get to grips with the various aspects of supervision. More: Support for supervisors …

Beratungsangebote auf dem Campus

Interest groups for supervisors

There are various opportunities for employees who supervise research work on doctoral projects to obtain and share information on the issue of supervision. Their interests are also represented on various JuDocs bodies. More: Interest groups for supervisors …

Information on applying for a doctoral project

Why do you your PhD at Forschungszentrum Jülich?

Why do your PhD at Forschungszentrum Jülich?

Conduct doctoral research together with leading experts in many different disciplines such as physics, nanotechnology, and information technology. You can use the outstanding scientific infrastructure and take part in a structured PhD programme. More: Why do your PhD at Forschungszentrum Jülich? …

Find your PhD position

Find your PhD position

Apply for one of the vacant PhD positions or contact one of our institutes directly. Together, we agree on the topic of your research and ensure constant scientific supervision alongside the university conferring the degree. More: Find your PhD position …

Being a doctoral researcher

Being a doctoral researcher

We value the importance of team spirit and enjoyment of work. A strong team of supervisors will support you in reaching your goal on schedule. At Jülich, it is easy to network and socialize with scientists and colleagues from all over the world. More: Being a doctoral researcher …

Additional Information


Research Training Groups, Graduate Schools, and Collaborative Partners

Here you will find more information on specific programmes for doctoral researchers offered by Forschungszentrum Jülich: