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PhD Student Position in Bioremediation Study in Germany 2013

The Graduate School of Excellence ‘JSMC’ invites Applications for a PhD Student Position in Bioremediation Study at JSMC and Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany 2013

Study Subject(s):The research topic is How do microbes influence the bioavailability of metals. Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing PhD level.
Scholarship Provider:German Excellence Initiative
Scholarship can be taken at:Germany

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Eligibility:We expect:
– a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural Sciences. Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
-desirable methodological skills: experience in isolation/characterization of microbes, knowledge on metal uptake by plants, knowledge on lysimeter experiments, (hydro)geochemistry
-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 with enthusiasm for actively participating in the lively JSMC Community
– very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC)
-Both German as well as international students are welcome to apply. However, candidates should demonstrate adequate competence in the English language as English is the language of instruction at JSMC.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:Students of any nationality 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 doctoral researchers 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.

Tenure of award:Scholarship is offered for three years.

What does it cover?We 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 DFG (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 Feb 4-6, 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 applications till December 2nd, 2012

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