Applicants are invited to apply for 5 PhD positions beginning in October 2019 – January 2020 offered by the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).
The purpose of the program is to promote the relationship between plants, microbes and herbivores, and their environment, as well as the evolutionary and behavioral consequences of these interactions.
The winners will receive a Max Planck support contract.
An excellent research environment in the institute, a structured training program, including supervision and scientific courses by a thesis committee, participation in training and research seminar in transferable and outreach skills.
Looking for a highly motivated and independent PhD student who is trained in molecular biology and analytical chemistry, who is also deeply interested in the ecology of pest-plant interaction. The work will include a combination of field experiments and molecular analyses in the lab.
Applicants must have a masters or equivalent degree in one of the following areas or should be: Entomology, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Plant Physiology, Genetics, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics, and Mathematics and Computer Science.
In order to apply, applicants need to be part of the Institute then they will eligible to submit their required material and information through an online portal. Candidates must submit the required supporting documents a CV, letter of motivation and of two referees.