5 PhD positions in Molecular and Chemical Ecology and Evolution

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) "The Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques" in Jena, Germany, invites applications for 5 PhD positions beginning in October 2019 – January 2020. The overarching research topic is the use of molecular, chemical and neurobiological techniques to experimentally explore ecological interactions under natural conditions. The main focus is on the relationship between plants, microbes and herbivores, and their environment, as well as the evolutionary and behavioral consequences of these interactions.

Application deadline is May 24th, 2019.

For detailed information on the IMPRS, projects offered and application requirements, please visit our website:  http://imprs.ice.mpg.de/.

Please apply online at: https://imprs-reg.ice.mpg.de/.

Activities and responsibilities

We offer 12 exciting projects focusing on different organisms and approaches. The complete list of projects offered including project descriptions is available on our website

Qualification profile

We are looking for enthusiastic PhD students with strong interests in the above-described central topic. Applicants should have or be about to obtain a Masters or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: entomology, neurobiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, plant physiology, genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, and mathematics and computer science. All our projects are highly integrative and require willingness to closely collaborate with researchers of different backgrounds.


The Research School is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and the Friedrich Schiller University. We offer state-of-the art equipment, an excellent research environment, supervision by a thesis committee and a structured training program including scientific courses, training in transferable and outreach skills and participation in research symposia. Successful candidates will receive a Max Planck support contract. There are no tuition fees and the working language is English.

Send application to

Dr. Claudia Voelckel
Scientific Coordinator International Max Planck Research School
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Hans Knöll Str. 8
07745 Jena

Phone: + 49 (0)3641 57-1001
Email: imprs2019@ice.mpg.de

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In a joint initiative, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research are offering an international PhD program. This International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) gives PhD students the possibility to prepare...
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