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PhD Student

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The group of Grassland Science at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is going to fill the position of a
PhD student
This position is intended to be occupied by 01.02.2015, with a limited contract of 3 years. Salary: 50% of pay grade 13 TV-L.
Project description
The interdisciplinary joint research project “Novel genotypes for mixed cropping to improve sustainable land use”, subproject ‘Plant traits for mixed grass swards” aims at investigating trait expressions of grassland plants that contribute to mixture benefits over monocultures. A range of white clover populations will be grown in pure sowings and in mixtures with ryegrass and a grassland forb and detailed measurements on yield formation and crop physiology in relation to plant traits will be carried out. The results will form the basis for future breeding for mixture benefits of grassland species. Data will be acquired in a multi site field experiment. The research is closely related to that of other groups working on the same experiment and under participation of a forage plant breeding company.
Your profile
  • highly qualified master or diploma in agriculture, biology, environmental sciences or a related discipline
  • experience in field research in agricultural (crop science, agronomy, breeding) or ecological sciences
  • good knowledge of statistical analysis methods
  • ability to work both independently and as a part of a team, good organization and communication skills, high analytical and conceptual capabilities
  • advanced knowledge of English
This post is designed to foster researchers and scientists and give the successful applicant the opportunity to pursue a PhD degree.
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women in those fields where qualified women are underrepresented. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.
Please send your application with the usual documents (an electronic version in one pdf-file) by 31.10.2014 to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Department of Crop Sciences, Prof. Dr. Johannes Isselstein, von-Siebold-Str. 8, 37075 Göttingen, e-mail:
Application costs will not be remunerated.


Art des Bewerbungszugangs
per Email bis 31.10.2014
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Department of Crop Sciences, Prof. Dr. Johannes Isselstein, von-Siebold-Str. 8, 37075 Göttingen, e-mail:

Details der Stellenanzeige

Vollzeit oder Teilzeit
Befristete Anstellung
Berufserfahrung nicht vorausgesetzt
Deutschland (Niedersachsen)
37075 Göttingen