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PhD Fellowships in Plant Science (IMPRS-PMPG) • Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology • Potsdam

Research areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Mathematics and related fields

The International Max Planck Research School ‘Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth’ (IMPRS-PMPG) is a doctoral programme in plant genomics and systems biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the University of Potsdam.

We seek highly motivated students who can tackle scientific problems in modern plant biology. Doctoral projects will focus on systems-oriented approaches using Arabidopsis thaliana and other model plants. Our research combines molecular phenotyping (‘omics’) technologies and cutting-edge analytical techniques with bioinformatics and modelling.

We offer excellent research facilities, interdisciplinary scientific training, and a comprehensive complementary training programme. Our working language is English.

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, near Berlin, is one of the largest plant research centres in Europe. The IMPRS-PMPG is embedded in a vibrant research community with more than 100 doctoral students under the guidance of our faculty, their groups, and departments. The Science Park Potsdam-Golm hosts three Max Planck Institutes, two Fraunhofer Institutes, the University of Potsdam, and a centre for start-up companies, providing an excellent infrastructure for modern cross-disciplinary training. Potsdam is only a stone’s throw away from Berlin, the multicultural capital of Germany.

Students holding or about to obtain a Master’s or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, informatics, mathematics, or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Information about the online application procedure can be found on our website:

Last date for submitting applications via the online portal: January 18, 2015.

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