Einrichtung: International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2172 (ID 15986)
The International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2172 "PRoTECT: Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats" (Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ivo Feussner) offers positions at the Georg-August-University Goettingen for
11 Ph.D candidates (f/m/d)
in the field of biotic and abiotic plant stress biology
beginning at June 1st, 2022 with a limited contract duration to May 31st, 2025. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (65% E13 TV-L).
The IRTG 2172 is a DFG-funded collaborative PhD program between the Georg-AugustUniversity (Goettingen, Germany) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Major scientific goal of the IRTG is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to biotic and abiotic stress conditions and microbial infection strategies that are operational in different cellular and extracellular contexts and at different spatial scales. The IRTG offers an excellent experimental infrastructure in an international and interdisciplinary research environment. The broad-based PhD training program will enable the PhD candidates to address questions in plant stress biology at a system-wide level and offers many opportunities for the improvement of scientific and personal skills.
Candidates should fulfill the following requirements:
- A very good M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or similar
- A strong background in one of the biological disciplines covered by the IRTG (molecular plant/microbe cell biology, fungal biology, biochemistry, plant and/or fungal genetics)
- Very good English skills (written and spoken)
- High motivation to spend part of the PhD time (i.e. several months) in the partner labs at UBC in Vancouver, Canada
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Detailed information on the different research projects are available at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/653204.html (Projects 2022). Please choose up to three favorite projects and name them in your application.
Only applications submitted via the application platform will be considered in the selection process: http://obp.uni-goettingen.de/de-de/OBF/Index/71485
Please submit all relevant documents (motivation letter, CV, transcript of records, academic degree diplomas, abstract of your master thesis, two references, proof of proficiency in English and your choice of up to three favorite PhD projects) as one single PDF file.
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