As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 6,100 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe's largest research centres.
The demand for plant biomass is continuously increasing, because plants are the basis of a future bio-economy that will ensure sustainable and healthy nutrition for the growing world population. However, they are also the renewable raw materials for a wide range of materials and chemicals, as well as an alternative source of energy, with declining fossil energy reserves and increasing environmental risks. However, the cultivation of plants and thus the extraction of these valuable raw materials is influenced by climate change. However, they are also themselves part of climate change and can slow its progress.
Based on molecular, physiological and ecological expertise, the IBG-2 Institute focuses on integrated concepts for intensified and sustainable plant production. New techniques, such as phenotyping with non-invasive methods combined with bioinformatics, open up new possibilities to generate and apply more knowledge about plants for a sustainable bioeconomy.
Within the graduate programme: "Quantitative Plant Sciences", the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences - Plant Sciences (IBG-2) is offering several
PhD Positions - Quantitative Plant Sciences
Doctoral theses are offered in the following subject areas, for which you can apply online via the respective link
Further details on the individual projects can be found on the website.
Requirements for all projects (please attach documents to your letter of application, as only complete applications can be considered)
A good university degree in a discipline that can contribute in an experimental or theoretical way to one of the above mentioned projects (in Germany 2.0 or better). Please also pay attention to the requirements formulated in the individual projects
At least one letter of recommendation
A letter of motivation regarding your scientific interests and experience including your specific interest in the selected project(s)
Enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams
Very good oral and written English skills
The IBG-2 - Plant Sciences offers a unique, interdisciplinary working environment in which an excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art plant physiology techniques are developed and applied to meet the major challenges of plant production for a sustainable bio-economy.
We offer world-class infrastructure and expertise in plant phenotyping
The opportunity to work in a unique interdisciplinary team (scientists, engineers and technicians) with national and international partners
Promotion of professional development and career planning through special training programs (PhD programs of the Research Center and IBG-2) and participation in national and international conferences
A 3 year contract
Pay in line with 65 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund).
Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich can be found here.
Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
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