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Open PhD projects at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany

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Open PhD projects at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Germany

Employer
International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles logo

International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles

The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) in Jena is dedicated to interdisciplinary fundamental research in the field of Earth system sciences with a focus on climate and ecosystems. The internationally renowned institute, which currently employs around 250 people, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. Jena is known for high-tech industry, internationally renowned research institutions and a modern university, but it also has a beautiful natural setting in the green Saale valley with steep limestone slopes. The city of Jena has an active student scene and a diverse cultural life.

Homepage: https://www.bgc-jena.mpg.de/en/imprs/open-projects


Location
Jena, Germany

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Type
Contract

Level
Entry level

Salary
We offer scholarships for 4 years and full-time contracts for 3 years within an international and multidisciplinary working environment. The starting date is flexible.

Preferred education
Master

Application deadline
8 January 2024

Posted
21 November 2023

Job description

In cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry houses a unique and flexible research program that grants German and foreign students a broad selection of learning opportunities while still maintaining a research focus. The IMPRS-gBGC offers a PhD program specializing in global biogeochemistry and related Earth system sciences. The overall research and teaching focuses on:

  • Improved understanding of biogeochemical processes with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems
  • Development of observational techniques to monitor and assess biogeochemical feedbacks in the Earth system
  • Theory and model development for improving the representa-tion of biogeochemical processes in comprehensive Earth system models

Detailed job description of all PhD projects: https://www.bgc-jena.mpg.de/en/imprs/open-projects


How to apply

We welcome applications from well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries. Applicants hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science or equivalent degree in natural sciences. Proficiency in English is required since English is the official language of the program.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Application deadline for the fully funded PhD positions is January 8th, 2024. Pre-interviews via web conference will be carried out and promising candidates will be invited to take part in our selection symposium (March 4-8, 2024).

Find out more and apply online: https://www.bgc-jena.mpg.de/en/imprs/career-application