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CSC-Tübingen PhD Program: Project 21/2020:
Carbon recovery into useful products from organic wastewater and industrial waste gases

Topic Description:The focus area in the laboratory is broad and includes from genetic modifications to bioprocess engineering. PhD students combine the operation of bioreactors with microbiology techniques, such as ‘omic techniques and genetic modification, and/or mathematical modeling. The work and the lab are interdisciplinary. Specific projects are available on microbial chain elongation with open cultures (microbiomes), power-to-gas with pure cultures of methanogens, and syngas fermentation with pure cultures or co-cultures of anaerobic bacteria.

Faculty: Faculty of Science
Institute/Section/Subject:Geosciences

Supervising Professors:Prof. Dr. Largus T. Angenent

About the Supervisors:Environmental Biotechnology, Anaerobic Microbiology, Syngas Fermentation, Microbial Chain Elongation, Power-to-Gas, Bioelectrochemistry. I am interested in microbial conversions from waste materials into useful products: www.envbiotech.de

Requirements for the application:Required Degrees: MS
Language Requirements: Interview via Skype and TOEFL score
Notes: You can contact me in person first to discuss specific projects.

For further instructions on how to apply, more information on the program and contact details please see below.

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CSC-Tübingen PhD Program
The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Tübingen have established a PhD Program which supports Chinese nationals inside and outside of China wishing to carry out all or part of their PhD study in Tübingen.

Aims:

  • providing high quality research training to qualified students from Chinese universities
  • developing education and research collaborations between the University of Tübingen and Chinese universities and research institutions

Target group:
Excellent postgraduate and doctoral students from Chinese universities who are citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application

Details: Full time fellowship:
  • postgraduate students who want to carry out their complete doctoral studies at the University of Tübingen
  • up to 48 months
  • degree conferred by the University of Tübingen

Funding:
  • Annual living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese Government (which includes Overseas Student Health Cover)
  • Return airfare to Germany
  • Visa application fees
  • Support for the attendance of international conferences during the second and third year (up to 1000€ granted to successful applicants)

Benefits:
  • Tuition waiver
  • Option to take German language classes provided by the University of Tübingen during the first year
  • Accommodation offered in Tübingen student dormitories depending on availability
  • Opportunities to gain additional teaching and research experience as well as economic benefits from the University of Tübingen from the second year onward (depending on the ability of the applicant and the situation of the respective institute)

Application Process:
  • Jan 15: Application deadline. Applications must be handed in through the online application system of the University of Tübingen
  • by March 1: Successful applicants will be officially informed
  • by April 5: Invited applicants have to register with the CSC according to the regulations of the CSC.
  • by May 31: Final decisions about the allocation of scholarships will be made by the CSC
  • June: Program participants will be invited for a welcome seminar in Beijing
  • by Oct 1: Program participants arrive in Tübingen
  • Successful candidates must return to China upon completion of their studies.

How to Apply:
In order to apply you need to upload the following documents combined in 1 PDF
  • Cover/Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Research proposal
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of proficient skills in the required languages (if possible certificates, proficiency=comprehension of a wide range of demanding, longer texts as well as fluent and spontaneous expression allowing a flexible and effective language use for social, academic and professional purposes.)

For questions please contact the representation of the University of Tübingen in Beijing:
European Centre for Chinese Studies (ECCS)
北京大学欧洲中国研究合作中心
Mr. Christian Buskühl
Peking University Pacific Science and Technology Development Center
52, Haidian Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 / Room 708
北京大学太平洋科技发展中心, 北京市 海淀区 海淀路52号 708室 / 邮编: 100080
md@eccspku.org



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