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Open Positions

We, the Plant Cell Biology group at the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Botany, University of Bonn, are looking for a

PhD student (f/m/d)

The position will be open from 1st of June 2023 and is funded for a period of 3 years.

The project will be part of our work on analysing Ca2+ and hormone dependent signaling pathways involved in abiotic stress response.  

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a Master’s degree in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry of related fields. Prior experience in the area of live cell imaging, RNAseq analyses and generally plant cell biology will be of advantage. We expect interest in experimental work, with a high motivation for independent research but also the ability and willingness to work in a team. Very good language skills in English are required.

We offer salary according to the German salary scale TV-L E13 (65%).

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your application as a single PDF document in English or German containing a detailed CV, a brief summary of previous research experience, and the names of two potential referees to: g.mardani-hbib(at)
We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Student Assistants

We are looking for students as support for choice courses in the Master Plant Sciences in the Winter Semester [Students with a Bachelor] (f/m/d) for 3 weeks with 20-25 hours/week.

Please inquire with Dr. Fatima Chigri

PhD students

We do have an openings for a paid PhD positions (see left side). In addition, we are happy to support applications for PhD grants .

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. Some 35,000 students and more than 6,000 employees study and work on the foun-dation of a 200-year tradition. Awarded the status of a University of Excellence, the University of Bonn is one of the leading universities in Germany and enjoys an excellent international reputation.

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly univer-sity and aims to increase the proportion of women employed in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers. To that end, it urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable can-didates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome.

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