The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) offers PhD Student Position on the topic of Effects and Mechanisms of Natural Bacterial Isolates on Plant Resistance to Herbivores in Nicotiana Attenuate in Germany 2013
Study Subject(s): Project topic is Effects and mechanisms of natural bacterial isolates on plant resistance to herbivores in Nicotiana attenuate
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: We expect:
-a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (eg. in microbiology, molecular biology etc.). Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
-required skills: microbial cultivation techniques; a strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry and interest in plant biology would be a plus.
-high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC –
-creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
-an integrative and cooperative personality
-very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC).
Scholarship Open for International Students: German students can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 PhD students who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication. Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting-edge research and training program.
Duration of award: A doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) funded for three years based on the regulations of the DFG (German Research Foundation) as well as generous research funding.
Notification: Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC/ILRS Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, in February 2013. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your application till December 2nd, 2012.