Scientific progress relies significantly on the fresh impetus and dedicated work by early career researchers. The University of Stuttgart views their promotion as one of its main resposibilities as well as strategic investment in the future. We aim to recruit and support prospective and current doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, habilitation candidates, junior research group leaders, and tenure track professors who do excellent work in their research field and are passionate about them.
In the first two funding periods of EXC 310, we established a consecutive Simulation Technology BSc-MSc Elite Study Program that admits at most 30 students per year and proved very successful in attracting promising students for a university education in simulation science.
SimTech Graduate School (GS SimTech)
A central part of SimTech's emphasis on promoting young researchers is the SimTech Graduate School. By now, more than 100 doctoral degrees have been successfully awarded and currently over 150 doctoral researchers take part in this structures doctoral program. It offers an extensive palette of educational activities; many of which are organized by the young researchers themselves. In addition, it provides joint supervision by at least two professors, mentoring, soft skills, career counseling, lab rotations, social activies and much more. Ensuring a broad interdisciplinary interaction between doctoral students and professors from the various SimTech disciplines is a special focus.
In the postdoctoral phase, when doctoral researchers transition to a career in academia, higher eduction, public management, or industry, we will provide special support for the postdocs and junior PRs through dedicated GRADUS offerings. This will be on top of our measures for the benefit of independant Junior Research Groups and tenure track professorships. All postdocs are encouraged to carry out their own research ideas as independently as possible while simultaneously being closely integrated into the specific network of the Cluster and the University.
Tenure Track Professorships
In addition, two tenure track professorships will be installed in support of new research fields within the Project Networks:
While the tenure track professor positions are provided by the University, they will receive startup packages from the Cluster.