PhD position: Plant-Microbial Interactions 487 views

The Faculty of Science, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD student within the European-funded ERC project SHIFTFEEDBACK, led by Prof. Franciska de Vries. This project will investigate the role of plant-specific changes in microbial communities in the response of plant communities and ecosystems to drought, using a combination of field and glasshouse-based pot experiments.

  • Applicant must hold M.Sc. in Ecology, Evolution, or Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline
  • Applicant must have an interest in, and understanding of, linkages between microbial communities and environmental parameters;
  • Applicant must demonstrate experience in setting up, running, or sampling field or glasshouse experiments; analysis and interpretation of experimental data; analysis of plant and soil samples;
  • Applicant must possess good computational, analytical and statistical skills, including the use of programming languages such as R and the ability to present information in an accurate and appropriate format, and to communicate effectively with a range of groups including scientists and stakeholders with interests in soils and their management.
  • Applicant must possess good written and spoken English.


Apply online and applications should include a motivation letter and a detailed CV, including (if applicable) a list of publications. #LI-DNP

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Amsterdam
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Ecology, Evolution, or Environmental Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 20 December 2019


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