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Life Scientist for Ph.D. Project in the filed of Molecular Plant Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (m/f)

Water deficiency is a critical factor limiting crop productivity worldwide. This makes understanding how plants can use water efficiently a prime scientific challenge. The DFG- funded Research Training Network GRK 2064 focuses on the investigation of factors contributing to drought tolerance in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and the crop barley (Hordeum vulgare). For details of the GRK projects please see Web page (https://www.imbio.uni-

The Research Training Network GRK 2064, is an initiative by the University of Bonn in collaboration with one research group at the Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. The PhD students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects with international cooperation and networking opportunities. The research will be accompanied by a teaching program in molecular plant sciences, genetics, biochemistry and bioinformatics. The place of employment is Bonn or Cologne, depending on the chosen project.

Applicants are expected to have completed their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a life science subject or agriculture with very good grades, preferably with a focus on molecular plant sciences. Fluent spoken and written English language skills are essential.

The University of Bonn and the Max Planck Society are equal opportunity employers and are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in their workforce and therefore encourage applications from such qualified individuals. University of Bonn and the Max Planck Society seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

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