A fully funded PhD student position
is available immediately in the research group of Dr. Adrian Streit (http://www.sommerlab.org/research/parasitic-nematodes.html) in the department for Integrative Evolutionary Biology (http://www.sommerlab.org/home.html) at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany.
Topic: The candidate is expected to take part in our newly started efforts of collecting, culturing and characterising different wild isolates of the human parasitic nematode Strongyloides stercoralis and to engage in studies of life history switches in Strongyloides spp.
Requirements: The candidate should have or expect to obtain in the near future a Master's degree in Biology or a related topic. Previous experience with nematodes is not required. The working language in the department is English, knowledge of German is not required. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the institute's international PhD program and must therefore meet all requirements for admission to this program. For more information about these requirements and the program in general see http://phd.eb.tuebingen.mpg.de.
How to apply: As a first step, do not apply through the system of the International PhD program but send by Email a cover letter with a statement of interests, a brief summary of your Master thesis, a CV and the names and contact addresses of two academic references to
Dr. Adrian Streit
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
72076 Tübingen, Germany
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At this stage you may also apply if not all documents requested by the International PhD program are available yet. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited by the PhD program office to submit full applications with all the documents.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.