PhD Student (f/m/d) in Agronomy, Plant Breeding

Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben

The newly established DFG Emmy Noether Research Group “Functional Plant Structure” at the IPK studies the mechanisms of barley stem elongation and grain yield determination.

Your tasks:

  • Morphometry analysis of barley stems and spikes
  • Performing genetic analyses (GWAS, QTL and map-based cloning) by integrating phenotypic and genomic data
  • Characterizing genes for barley stem growth and yield performance
  • Presenting and publishing results in international conferences and scientific journals

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a MSc or equivalent degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding or related field.
  • You have experience in genetic analysis such as GWAS, QTL mapping and map-based cloning.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatic pipelines and workflows such as R and Linux are highly desirable.

You fit to us:

  • If you have good writing and oral communication skills in English.
  • If you are a highly motivated and creative person.
  • If you can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • If you are interested in genetics and plant development.

We offer you:

  • An interesting research project
  • A friendly and productive working environment
  • The opportunity to work in a world-class research Centre with state-of-the-art facilities and scientists from all over the world
  • An employment, starting on August 1st, 2024 or later for 36 months
  • A gross salary up to 65% E13 TV-L

For further information, please contact Dr. Yongyu Huang  Tel.: +49 39482 5-519

What you need to know:

For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent from gender, origin, age, or possible disability – is welcome. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career and Family (“berufundfamilie”), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. The IPK has set a goal to employ more people with disabilities. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.

Your application:

We are looking forward to receive your online-application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates) as one single pdf document (http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/job-offers/) until 05.07.2024. If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Kerstin Schweigert (jobs(at)ipk-gatersleben.de).

Please indicate the reference number 42/06/24 in your correspondence. Please note that incomplete application documents cannot be considered. Foreign qualifications must carry out an equivalence test in Germany, which is subject to a fee. This must be presented in the event of later hiring: https://zab.kmk.org/en/statement-comparability