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PhD positions in Evolutionary Biology

  • 8 Feb 2022
  • Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology Plön and Kiel University, Germany

Open PhD positions in the IMPRS EvolBio at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology Plön and Kiel University, Germany.

Application closing date February 20, deadline for initial contact with designated principal investigator February 8.


IMPRS EvolBio is a joint initiative between the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, and the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research. As a graduate school, IMPRS EvolBio offers a PhD program that delivers outstanding opportunities for young scientists. It provides an internationally competitive research environment with state of the art facilities. Participating groups work on a broad variety of scientific topics including molecular evolution, experimental evolution, behavioural ecology, ecological/evolutionary genetics, theoretical and mathematical biology, and major evolutionary transitions.

The program includes a six-month rotation period followed by a PhD project of three years. The students are mentored by their principal investigator and an individual thesis advisory committee. Training includes seminars, courses (including soft-skill courses), workshops, an annual retreat, opportunities to attend international meetings and visit collaborating laboratories. Financial support is provided throughout the program. The language of the graduate school is English. German language courses for beginners are offered to foreign students.

This year's graduate program starts on 19 September. Motivated, career-minded, and curiosity-driven individuals with a passion for evolutionary biology are welcome to apply now.

Further information about our PhD program, open projects and application details here http://www.evolbio.mpg.de/imprs.
The deadline for an initial contact with the designated principal investigators is 8 February. The closing date for the formal applications is 20 February.

Contact: imprs@evolbio.mpg.de

Angela Donner
August-Thienemann-Str. 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
+49 (0)4522 763 233




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