Please note:

Prospective PhD students and post-doctoral scientists are encouraged to study our published and ongoing work on our departmental homepage before contacting us for job opportunities.

Are you interested in joining our research teams?

Are you interested in joining our research teams?

For recruitment of PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows the department of Plant Microbe Interactions is holding panels, in which applicants present themselves to a committee of departmental senior scientists with a short talk on the subject of prior research accomplishments. Each talk should last about 10 minutes with an additional five minutes for questions. In a subsequent general panel discussion, the committee would like to learn more about the applicant’s research interests.

The dates for the year 2016:

PhD Panels:

Dates will be organized individually when vacancies in one of our research groups are advertised. In addition, an application at our IMPRS Research School could result in a PhD position in one of the research groups of our department.

Postdoc Panels:

February 11, 2016

June 22, 2016

September 14, 2016

December 7, 2016

You can obtain specific information on the work of the research groups of our department at Plant Microbe Interactions, Paul Schulze-Lefert. Please contact us if you would like to receive our Scientific Report with information about the four departments of our institute.

Please send your applications (the latest 2 weeks before the panel you are applying for) including CV and mentioning your main research interest to:

or by regular mail to:

Max-Planck-Institute of Plant Breeding Reseach
Department of Plant Microbe Interactions
Att: Simone Gieraths
Carl-von-Linné Weg 10
50829 Köln

We are looking forward to receiving your application documents!

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