The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Molecular Plant Physiology was founded on
1st January 1994 under the founding director Prof. Dr. Lothar Willmitzer.
About 360 employees from all over the world work on researching the secrets of
plants. The Institute's work focuses on research into processes that determine
or influence plant growth and biomass production.
The MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam is looking for the next
possible date in the group „Applied Metabolome Analysis” under the supervision
of Dr. Joachim Kopka for a highly motivated PhD student (m/f/d).
The PhD position is awarded as part of the subproject "Metabolome and
metabolic flux analyses to investigate transitions between heterotrophic and
autotrophic growth" of the DFG research project SCyCode (the Autotrophy-
Heterotrophy Switch in Cyanobacteria: Coherent Decision-Making at Multiple
In the project stable isotope labelling techniques will be applied to
cyanobacteria in photo-bioreactors to study the routes of carbon assimilation
in cyanobacteria wild type and selected mutants under diverse environments.
What is expected:
We look for but do not require prior experience in one or more of the
Molecular physiology or biotechnology of cyanobacteria, algae, plants
Experimental and analytical technologies of metabolome and/or metabolic
Statistical and/or bioinformatics data evaluation methods
Good command of German and/or English (oral and written)
A very interested, organized and team-minded person with enthusiasm for
and interest in basic research with applied aspects
A person highly capable of interactive studies with the framework of a
multidisciplinary research unit
What is offered:
PhD position for three years payed according to German public service pay
scale (TVÖD Bund), gross salary per month 2.673 EUR in the first year,
2.889 EUR in the second and third year
Competent mentoring and participation in further training events
Working in an international team of cooperative and motivated scientists
Access to the infrastructure of one of the leading plant science
institutes in the world
Working near by the exciting urban area of Berlin
How to apply:
Complete Applications should be sent by 12th November 2021
preferably by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to:
MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology
Am Muehlenberg 1
For further information please contact Dr. Joachim Kopka.
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