Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Open PhD Positions for Own Proposal Elaboration within Organismal Biology
We are offering two open PhD positions funded by DAAD stipends. The positions are open (within the IMPRS) and not initially assigned to a specific project or a faculty member. Interested candidates are expected to apply with their own project ideas within the area of Organismal Biology, and to find matching faculty member(s) for their project proposal. It is the student's choice what topic to study and with whom to conduct the study - given the agreement of an IMPRS faculty member as a mentor.
The candidates have to be non-German citizens and not living in Germany for more than 15 months prior to application, and are not allowed to have finished their MSc or Diploma more than 6 years ago. A maximum of 3 months of study period abroad per year (and a total of 9 months abroad) can be funded.
Please submit the project proposal (as accepted by the prospective supervisor) together with all other required application documents. The proposal should be based on the IMPRS form and include:
- a short summary,
- an Introduction describing the general relevance of the project for the broader field of research,
- the Internal state of research, and
- the Description of the project including: objectives, implementation, methods, work and time schedule with defined milestones.
Keywords Organismal Biology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, neurobiology
Advisor to be contacted with an own research proposal