27 December 2011

International PhD Program in Plant Genomics and Systems Biology

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. Talented graduate students are accepted into the programme at regular intervals.

We are currently inviting applications for PhD fellowships to start summer/autumn 2012.

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.

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.

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. The campus is located in close proximity to the many research and educational facilities in Berlin.

For further information about the programme and the online application procedure, please visit our website:

Applications will be accepted until January 29, 2012.

Anfangsdatum: 19. Dezember 2011

geschätzte Dauer: 3 years

Homepage: http://www-en.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/IMPRS_GoFORSYS/index.html

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