We have an open position in our research group for:

A 4 year PhD position 

Project goal: determine how plant immunity, and metabolic and nutritional status change as a function of host age (i.e., developmental stage) and life history (annual vs. perennial), and if these time-dependent physiological changes correspond to and regulate shifts in the associated microbial community. 

Application Requirements

A completed scientific university education (M.Sc. / M.A. / Diploma / Magister) in the field of Biology

Experience working with plants and microbes 

Experience with bioinformatic analyses of metabarcoding datasets

Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written)

Documented independent scientific work

High degree of motivation, creativity and organization 

Application Deadline

January 11th, 2021

Application Procedure

Please submit your application documents (letter of motivation, CV, contact information of 2 referees) citing reference no. 109.20-3.1 by 11.01.2021 in a single pdf by email to:


See PDF for more details 


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