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PhD student / scientific co-worker (f/m)

IPK Gatersleben is a large, internationally recognized centre of plant research that addresses problems of modern biology with an emphasis on crop plants. Our scientific expertise integrates a broad diversity of disciplines to elucidate the mechanisms underlying processes of plant development, metabolism, and interactions with the environment. Our research aims at the generation of fundamental knowledge and the development of genetic and biotechnological tools to spur the knowledge-based use of plant-genetic resources to optimize a variety of crop traits. Frequently, this involves co-operation with national and international universities as well as public-private partnerships.
For the Satellite Collections North research group we are looking for a
PhD student / scientific co-worker (f/m)
Employment is starting up on January 1st, 2015 (depending on the granting of the respective funds), and is limited for 36 months.
IPK’s Satellite Collections North at Malchow/Poel maintain the most comprehensive genebank collection of perennial ryegrass in Europe, consisting of more than 3,000 entries. We have a long expertise in the collection, maintenance, characterization and evaluation of forage crops and their relatives. Besides the classical genebank tasks, we are involved in ecogeographic studies in ryegrass and conduct molecular research on the genetic diversity of plant species, among them Lolium.
Your tasks:
In a project within the ClimateSmartAgriculture call of the EU, the GrassLandscape project attempts to bridge landscape genomics and quantitative genetics for a regional adaptation of European grasslands to climate change. You will participate in field and high throughput phenotyping of perennial ryegrass, as well as in the collection of Lolium perenne populations across Europe. Finally, you will detect associations between molecular polymorphisms and phenotypic variation, enabling the set up of models for the environmental distribution of alleles linked to climatic adaptation.
Your qualification:
You have earned a master’s or diploma degree in agricultural sciences, biology or related areas, preferentially on (the breeding of) grasses and on generating/combining phenotypic and/with genotypic data. You have excellent English language skills, organizing ability, capacity for teamwork and communication and experience with interdisciplinary working structures.
If you need further information feel free to contact Dr. Klaus J. Dehmer. You reach him under dehmer@ipk-gatersleben.de or phone +49 (0) 38209 80525.
IPK is an equal opportunities employer. Handicapped persons will be preferred when equally qualified. Gross salary will be up to 0.5 E13 TV-L.
Your application:
Please send your application (incl. CV, list of publications, name of references) until November 16th, 2014, to Ms. Gläser citing the reference number 42/10/14. Please contact her also for questions regarding the application and selection procedure.

Contact detail

How to apply:
per Email to jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de
Send application to
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Ms. Gläser
Corrensstraße 3, OT Gatersleben
06466 Stadt Seeland, Germany
email: jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de
phone: +49 (0) 39482 5101

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Working place
18190 Groß Lüsewitz
Area of expertise
Agricultural Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry