Lehrstuhl für Pflanzenzüchtung


The Plant Breeding Institute of the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany, currently offers a position for a

Research assistant (at the doctoral dissertation level)

with the research topic “Importance of root lesion nematodes in German crop production and strategies to breed resistant varieties (NEMARES)”. The salary for the first 12 months is based on the German public pay scale (TV-L 13, half-time employment, 19,35 hours per week) and as a stipend for another 24 months.

The position in the project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the program „Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung für die Bioökonomie“. More information can be found on the institute’s webpage: https://www.plantbreeding.uni-kiel.de/en

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with national and international project partners to clone and characterize RLN resistance genes from barley and wheat.

We expect a master’s degree in agriculture (or a comparable subject) and a good understanding of genetics, genomics and plant molecular biology. You should have experience in DNA and RNA techniques and an excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.

We offer a challenging and interesting research position with the possibility to shape your own research profile, and a sound academic supervision of the dissertation work in an international team.

The University of Kiel is an equal opportunity employer, aiming to increase the proportion of women in science. Applications by women are particularly welcome. The University of Kiel has an equal opportunities policy for persons with recognized disabilities. Disabled persons with the necessary qualifications will therefore be given priority. Applications by people with a migration background are particularly welcomed.

Interested candidates should send an application, including a cover letter, CV, references, and copies of degree certificates (as a single .pdf file) to

Prof. Dr. Christian Jung
Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung
der Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Olshausenstraße, 24118 Kiel
email: c.jung(at)plantbreeding.uni-kiel.de


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