Germany : PhD Position Plant Phenotyping

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Scholarship Description:

Germany : PhD Position Plant Phenotyping is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Germany : PhD Position Plant Phenotyping

The Institute of Plant Science and Ressource Conservation (INRES) University Bonn, department phytomedicine, plant diseases and plant protection, offers a PhD Position, TV-L E13 50% The position is temporary for a period of 2 years, with the possibility of one year extension.  The expected project start is beginning 2014.

The project is embedded into the junior research group of the  AgroClusters ( âœHyperspectral phenotyping of resistance reaction of barleyâ€.
The aim of the project is to develop an automated screening system for barley genotypes based on reflection-, transmission-, and fluorescence sensor measurements. Experiments should be carried out on different scales from single plants to crop plant stands. In this context optical sensor methods will be developed for an objective phenotyping of barley genotypes with known and unknown resistance sources against barley powdery mildew to speed up breeding processes of resistant and modern crop varieties.

The work will be carried out within an interdisciplinary research group and links expertise from agriculture, phytomedicine, sensor development, informatic and data analysis. Aspects of the research will be conducted in cooperation with the Jlich Research Centre. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the Network of excellence in agricultural and nutrition research - CROP.SENSe.netâ

The ideal candidate holds a Diploma or M.SC in agriculture, biology or a related subject and is interested in interdisciplinary research. Experience with optical sensors and analysis of hyperspectral images is a benefit, but not prerequisite.

The PhD position can be integrated into the Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduiertenschule of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. We offer supportive mentoring and a well-equipped laboratory. Successful candidates will be awarded a PhD.
Salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L E13 (50%). The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified female applicants or handicapped people, all other considerations being equal.

Please send your electronical application with the code number NGAP03-Doktorand until the 20.12.2013 to Dr. Anne-Katrin Mahlein, Meckenheimer Allee 166a, 53115 Bonn,  Germany;  amahlein at

Application Deadline : 20 December 2013

Degree Level:

Germany : PhD Position Plant Phenotyping is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.


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