PhD Position in Plant Cell Biology
Georg-August-University Goettingen Department of Plant Cell Biology

3 Ph.D. candidates (all genders welcome)

Einrichtung: Department of Plant Cell Biology (ID 15194)

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Volker Lipka

Besetzungsdatum: ab sofort

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 15.09.2020

The Department of Plant Cell Biology at the Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences in Göttingen offers positions for

3 Ph.D. candidates (all genders welcome)
in plant-microbe interaction research

The positions should be filled by the beginning of 2021 and are offered for a period of three years according to the German public service pay grade 13 TV-L (50 %).

The research of our team aims at understanding the molecular plant defense mechanisms and pathogen virulence strategies that are operational in different cellular and extracellular compartments, using Arabidopsis-powdery mildew and Arabidopsis-Verticillium interactions as model systems. The PhD projects will employ biochemical, cell biological, genetic and molecular approaches to investigate the detailed functions of an Arabidopsis immune receptor, a mitochondria-associated defense protein and a Verticillium effector protein, respectively. We offer a state-of-the-art experimental infrastructure in an innovative and stimulating research environment with active collaborations and exchange with national and international partners.

Your Profile

- highly qualified M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and expertise in Plant/Microbe Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions and Confocal Microscopy
- highly motivated and enthusiastic about the research area
- excellent skills in spoken and written German and English

The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the university is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please visit for more information on our research. Informal enquiries about the positions are encouraged via

Please send your application (letter of motivation stating your research interests and experiences, CV, academic records/certificates and contact information of two references) as a single PDF file via e‐mail to Prof. Dr. Volker Lipka at until 06.10.2020.

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