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International Max Planck Research School:
“Understanding complex plant traits using computational and evolutionary approaches”
13 PhD positions
The Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research, the University of Cologne and the Heinrich Heine-University Dusseldorf invite applications for three-year doctoral positions in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Cologne, Germany.
The IMPRS is intended for highly motivated students with a strong training in plant molecular sciences. The constellation of participating institutions provides excellent conditions in the area of plant sciences with expertise in molecular plant genetics, plant biochemistry, cell biology, bioinformatics, and mathematical modelling of biological processes.
The training includes regular seminars, yearly retreats, supervision by a thesis committee, and soft skill and practical courses on modern laboratory techniques.
The program is taught in English and open to students from all countries holding a Master’s or equivalent degree.
For detailed information about the application process and the doctoral program please visit the IMPRS homepage at http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/imprs/application.
Please apply online. Applications by email will not be considered.
Deadline for applications is January 05, 2016.
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. 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.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please apply online. Applications by email will not be considered.
Send application to
Dr. Johanna Spandl
Max-Planck-Institut für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung
Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10
50829 Köln


Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
50829 Köln
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences