MPI for Chemical Ecology: PhD; Evolutionary Ecology of Chemical Defences 1370 views

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology invites applications for a PhD position for studying the evolutionary ecology of chemical defences.

About the project:

  • The project will utilise techniques such as: working with specialist and generalist invertebrate or vertebrate predators/consumers; toxicokinetics; identification and cloning of genes; quantitative real-time RT-PCR; heterologous expression techniques; and bioinformatics procedures including comparative analyses.

Starting Date: negotiable; March 2018

Working language: English (German skills are not essential)

Duration: 3 years; fully funded


  • Applicant must hold master’s degree or 1st class honors degree in zoology, ecology, or related subjects.
  • Applicants with a background in chemistry or computer science, who have demonstrated an interest in biology, are also strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicant must have experience of independent research in a related area.
  • The position is open to applicants from all nationalities including non-E.U.
  • Applicant must possess proficiency in English (both written and spoken).


  • Application to be sent as a single pdf file comprising of the following:
  • Cover letter with a statement of research interests
  • CV including publication list
  • Names and contact details of at least one referee.

Interview date: January 2018.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics, Microbiology & Ecology

Fellowship amount Fully-funded
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline December 13th 2017

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