Ph.D. position

Ph.D. position

Job Offer from January 25, 2019

The Research Training Network GRK 2064

"Water use efficiency and drought stress responses:

From Arabidopsis to Barley"

invites applications for a

3-year Ph.D. position

(TV-L E13 65 %) starting April 2019

Water deficiency is a critical factor limiting crop productivity worldwide. This makes understanding how plants can use water efficiently a prime scientific challenge. The DFG-funded Research Training Network GRK 2064 focuses on the investigation of factors contributing to drought tolerance in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and the crop barley (Hordeum vulgare). For details of the GRK projects please see the Web page (

The PhD candidate will characterize the cellular and molecular effects of drought on barley stamen maturation under the supervision of Ivan Acosta, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.

The Research Training Network GRK 2064 is an initiative by the University of Bonn. PhD students participate in interdisciplinary research projects with international cooperation and networking opportunities. Research is accompanied by a teaching program in molecular plant sciences, genetics, biochemistry and bioinformatics.

Applicants are expected to have completed their bachelor's and master's degrees in a life science subject or agriculture with very good grades, preferably with a focus on molecular plant sciences. Fluent spoken and written English language skills are essential.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in their workforce and therefore encourage applications from such qualified individuals. The University of Bonn seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Applications containing a concise cover letter, a CV, a summary of the master thesis project and the name of two referees, should be sent as a single pdf file to Evaluation of applications starts immediately and will not extend beyond February 28, 2019.

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