Without research there would be no progress. Every year we invest several billion euros in research and development. And we invest in people who are looking to combine their academic work with practical experience. So have you considered Daimler for your doctorate? You'll benefit from contacts, research materials, insights into working practices, and personal mentors. Why do we offer this? Because we want to do great work with you.
What we offer
It's not just experts who'll benefit from the insights you provide. Do your PhD with Daimler as your partner you'll have the support of a worldwide group.
We can provide you with the ideal conditions for your research. A three-year, fixed-term contract (35 hours a week) will give you financial security. At our Welcome Day you'll get to know the Group and other PhD students, and cross-disciplinary training will help with your personal development. At the 'doctoral thesis marketplace', you can present your work to the Group, talk to employees and managers, and take part in forums, specialist presentations, and informal discussions.
The advantage of industry-based research is that you will be working at the sharp end of professional practice, gaining experience of projects and the working world, and developing a personal network of contacts that will stand you in good stead for your future at Daimler. We will of course also help you to find a job here once you gain your doctorate. As an innovative company, we need innovative people like you.
What we require
The first requirement is a strong university degree that proves your passion and commitment. You should also be motivated, passionate about cars, and capable of working independently. Your proposal will be academically supervised by your university, usually by a professor we have selected together.
Note concerning doctorates applications in Germany
Non-EU applicants require a residency permit for Germany and, if applicable, a work permit. Applicants who are citizens of the new EU member states require a freedom of movement permit and, if applicable, a work permit.