4-years PhD Position: MPI for Chemical Ecology 1050 views

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology offers a 4-year PhD position (f/m/d) in Plant volatile organic compounds in the context of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships.

About the research:
  • The aim of this project is to elucidate how plant diversity, soil history and plant history affect the emission of constitutive and herbivore-induced VOCs from selected plant species and experimental plant communities of the Jena Experiment.
  • The data that will be acquired within the research of this project will lay the foundation for formulating precise hypotheses on the defensive roles of plant VOCs in the context of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships in grassland ecosystems.
  • This is a 4-year DFG-funded PhD position ideally starting on January 1st 2020.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must hold with a Master´s degree or equivalent that has a strong background in ecology and a strong interest in analytical chemistry.
  • Highly motivated students with solid training in other areas of biology or biochemistry are also encouraged to apply.
  • The applicants should be enthusiastic about chemical ecological research and statistical data analyses.
  • Experience in field sampling and experimental design, chemical analyses (GC-MS), statistics (preferably R) and handling of large datasets will be a plus.

Applications:

Send application (as a single pdf in English) via e-mail to Dr. Sybille Unsicker atphdgrassland@ice.mpg.de including:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Summarizing experience and future vision
  • CV (max 4 pages)
  • List of publications and relevant certificates (degree certificates, etc.)
  • The names of two referees (including email address)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Analytical Chemistry, Ecology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline November 17th 2019
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