2013 JSMC PhD Student Position in Germany

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The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) offers  PhD Student Position on the topic of Effects and Mechanisms of Natural Bacterial Isolates on Plant Resistance to Herbivores in Nicotiana Attenuate in Germany 2013. The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. JSMC is an ambitious Graduate School with over 150 PhD students who are educated in a structured, interdisciplinary training program based on top-level fundamental research. It conceptionally combines different research areas to a comprehensive picture of microbial communication. Institutes at five faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, six non-university research institutes as well as 12 partner companies are participating in this cutting-edge research and training program.. This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Project topic is Effects and mechanisms of natural bacterial isolates on plant resistance to herbivores in Nicotiana attenuate
Who can apply to this scholarship? We expect:
· a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences (eg. in  microbiology, molecular biology etc.). Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
· required skills:  microbial cultivation techniques; a strong background in  molecular biology/biochemistry and interest in plant biology would be a plus.
· high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of JSMC –
· creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
· an integrative and cooperative personality
· very good communication skills in English (instruction language at JSMC).
Benefits of the scholarship: Not provided
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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