2013 PhD Positions for Research on Global Biogeochemical Cycles and the Earth System in Germany

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International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles offers PhD fellowships to outstanding students interested in research on biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system. Applicants from well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants should hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science, German ‘Diploma’ or equivalent degree in natural sciences..  Successful applicants will be part of the International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Research at the school focuses on the distribution of elements essential to life and the climate among the components of the Earth system and the interaction between biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, land and oceans.Besides doing research for their PhD project, PhD candidates also benefit from a three-month external research visit, specialized courses in e.g. statistics, Earth observation, modelling and analytical techniques, as well as in soft skills. The school is thus an excellent starting platform for a successful career in a field related to global biogeochemical cycles and Earth System Science.. Scholarship is open for pursuing PhD position.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships is provided in the field of  Global Biogeochemical Cycles and the Earth System.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applications from well
· motivated and highly
· qualified students from all countries. Applicants hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science, German ‘Diploma’ or equivalent degree in natural sciences. Proficiency in English is required since English is the official language of the program. Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not known
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: PhD degree in a 3-years graduate program.
Number of scholarships: Not known

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