Doctoral Research Position in Natural and Life Sciences at JSMC in Germany, 2013

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The Jena School for Microbial Communication, Germany is inviting applications for 13 Doctoral Research Position. The position is available for research project on Control of heavy metal resistance genes in Streptomyces and Chemical communication between biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens and a woody plant host: Signaling, defense reactions, and the cost of defense in Natural and Life Sciences disciplines. The position is offered for three years. The application deadline is May 1st, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Research projects on Control of heavy metal resistance genes in Streptomyces and Chemical communication between biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens and a woody plant host: Signaling, defense reactions, and the cost of defense in Natural and Life Sciences disciplines.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing doctoral research programme at JSMC.
Scholarship Provider: German Excellence Initiative
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:
-a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Geosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, etc.). Candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply
• high motivation and interest in joining one of the interdisciplinary research areas of the JSMC
• creativity and interest in shaping your own thesis project
• an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community
• very good communication skills in English (the language of instruction at the JSMC)

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The German students can apply for this position.

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. The Graduate School of Excellence ‘JSMC’ invites applications for 13 Doctoral Researcher Positions (TV-L E13, 65%).

Number of award(s): 13 Doctoral Research Positions are available.

Duration of award(s): Position is offered for three years.

What does it cover? The university offer:
-a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
-a doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 65%) funded for three years based on the regulations of the German Research Foundation as well as generous research funding
-a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
-a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills
-Jena – the German City of Science 2008: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University.

Notification: Selected applicants will be invited to the JSMC/ILRS Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany, on June 24-26, 2013. Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.

How to Apply:The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the JSMC  website. Please acquaint yourself with the open PhD projects and the application process described on this website.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1st, 2013.

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