The Max Planck Society is one of Europe´s leading research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity. The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research carries out fundamental research on plants using a wide range of methods including molecular genetics, genomics, imaging, computational biology, and biochemistry.
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany is seeking to fill
Multiple PhD and Postdoctoral Researcher Positions
to join an ERC-funded project
focused on designing and building synthetic microbial consortia to understand host-microbiota interactions.
These positions provide an exciting opportunity to develop and apply novel experimental and computational approaches to uncover fundamental principles in the assembly, functions, and dynamic behavior of microbial communities associated with plants, algae, and other photosynthetic organisms. For more information on the project, please visit our group
Successful candidates will have a background in microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or ecology and be eager to work in a multidisciplinary team. The institute provides state-of-the-art facilities for next-generation sequencing, metabolomics, and laboratory automation, as well as opportunities for professional development and training in these areas.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with excellent communication and analytical skills and a strong interest in cutting-edge research at the intersection of microbiology and computational biology.
We offer a dynamic and international research environment and competitive salary and benefits. If you are interested in applying, please submit, as a single PDF document, a cover letter, CV, and names of three references through the online system
, by latest February 26th, 2023
We look forward to receiving your application!
The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
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If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your earliest possible date of joining the institute.
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. We are looking forward to getting your complete application documents.