MAN Truck & Bus
As a doctoral candidate at MAN you have the opportunity to investigate technical and strategic issues relevant to the company. We will apply your findings directly in current projects. We offer you an interdisciplinary and uniform framework for networking, further development and mutual exchange. Our information days for doctoral candidates also give you the opportunity to make valuable contacts, not just within your higher education institution, but also at MAN, within the VW Group and industry-wide.
Support and guidance from the MAN subject and doctoral supervisors at the university, subject-specific advanced training, networks for doctoral candidates
Ensuring the innovative strength and future viability of our products by networking industry and academia
Exchanging views with other MAN doctoral candidates from different disciplines, establishing a network at MAN, within the VW Group and industry-wide
Attracting early career staff with scientific research expertise and above-average performance orientation
MAN cooperates closely in research collaborations with selected universities and chairs.
In the case of new research projects, the content and necessary qualifications for the doctoral position are jointly defined between MAN and the collaborating chair. The job advertisement is then published in the MAN job portal and also via the collaborating chair.
Doctoral candidates are generally employed as research associates at the chair and work at MAN (external doctorate) for the duration of the doctorate (usually three years).
There are also employees at MAN who are pursuing a doctorate on a part-time basis (internal doctorate).
We naturally want to use the MAN doctoral programme to recruit committed and highly qualified early career researchers into MAN. We therefore strive to employ candidates at MAN after completion of the doctorate and this occurs via mutual exchange as necessary.