2014 PhD Fellowships for International Students at IMPRS-gBGC, Germany

PhD Fellowships for International Students at IMPRS-gBGC, Germany and applications are open until February 06, 2014. International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles invites application for Doctoral Stipends in Germany. The research will be performed under the project title ‘Merging organic and inorganic geochemical proxies in lake sediments’. To be eligible, a candidate must hold a masters degree or equivalent, in the earth sciences, (bio) chemistry or related areas and should have good English language skills and interest in joining a versatile research team. Successful applicants are expected to join in April 2014 and will be offered financial support of ca. 1300 Euros/month. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany

Level: PhD

Field(s):  The research will be performed under the project title ‘Merging organic and inorganic geochemical proxies in lake sediments’.

Deadline: February 06, 2014.

Funded By: IMPRS-gBGC

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PhD Fellowships for International Students are targeted for International Students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship covers: Candidates will be offered financial assistance of ca. 1300 Euros / month to cover their living expenses plus additional benefits, including funding for the foreign research stay and support for attending conferences and summer schools. There are no tuition fees.

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PhD Fellowships for International Students

The IMPRS-gBGC located in Jena, Germany, offers PhD fellowships to outstanding students.

The project aims at geochemical characterization of sediments and Multi-proxy reconstruction of global circulation (such as the Asian Monsoon).

In the study sediment samples will be analyzed for grain-size, organic carbon, total nitrogen, major and trace element concentrations as well as biomarkers (e.g. n-alkanes, n-alcohols) and compound-specific isotopes (D, 13C, 14C). After you have been selected IMPRS-gBGC office will happily assist you with your transition to Jena. Successful applicants are expected to join in April 2014. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.


PhD Fellowships for International Students

‣ Applications to the IMPRS-gBGC are open to well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries. For this particular PhD project we seek a candidate with
- A Masters degree, or equivalent, in the earth sciences, (bio)chemistry or related areas
- Experience with sedimentological analyses (organic and inorganic geochemistry, mineralogy, …)
- Experience with biomarker extraction and compound-specific isotope measurements (D, 13C and 14C).
- Experience with statistic evaluation (multivariate statistic, time series)
- Professional handling of chemicals
- Good English language skills and interest in joining a multidisciplinary research team

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants can apply online. For information please contact at imprs-gbgc@bgc-jena.mpg.de.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on February 06, 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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