The International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC) in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena offers a PhD program in global biogeochemistry and related earth system sciences. The following PhD projects are offered during the 8th call for applications:
1. Understanding the shape of root water uptake profiles across biomes
2. Quantifying and scaling global plant trait diversity: how do environmental constraints and land-use affect the multivariate trait spectrum at global scale and how is this reflected in ecosystem fluxes of carbon, water and energy?
3. The impact of soil microbial food web complexity on turnover of soil organic carbon
4. Merging organic and inorganic geochemical proxies in lake sediments
Detailed information about the PhD projects is given on our webpage
Applications to the IMPRS-gBGC are open to well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries.
Further requirements for the particular PhD projects is given on our webpage
After you have been selected
The IMPRS-gBGC office will happily assist you with your transition to Jena. Successful applicants are expected to join us in April 2014 and will be offered financial support of ca. 1300 Euros/month to cover their living expenses plus additional benefits, including funding for the foreign research stay and support for attending conferences and summer schools. There are no tuition fees.
Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.
Online application is possible from December 18, 2013 through February 06, 2014 on our webpage