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Open Positions



Prospective Postdocs

Please see here for two PostDoc opportunities in the Terrestrial Biosphere Modelling Group.


Prospective PhD students



The department is always interested in recruiting highly motivated PhD students. Applications could be directed to the whole department or specifically to the research group leaders.

We also highly recommend to apply to the International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IMPRS-gBGC) where we are strongly involved.


Other jobs

Currently no open positions available.





Student opportunities


The department Biogeochemical Integration has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and is always interested in recruiting highly motivated students. We offer student projects in terms of internships and opportunities for Bachelor, Master, Diploma, and PhD theses. Applications could be directed to the whole department or specifically to the research group leaders.

Please have a look at our ongoing research projects and more importantly check if we have specific opportunities for students posted here. If you share our enthusiasm for one of these topics, feel free to contact the corresponding researcher(s) for more information.

List of open topics (examples):

  • global and local ecosystem modelling
    Contact: Sönke Zaehle (szaehle@bgc-jena.mpg.de)
  • nutrient feedbacks
    Contact: Sönke Zaehle (szaehle@bgc-jena.mpg.de)
  • phenology and ecosystem functioning
    Contact: Mirco Migliavacca (mmiglia@bgc-jena.mpg.de)
  • mediterranean ecosystems - nutrients
    Contact: Mirco Migliavacca (mmiglia@bgc-jena.mpg.de)
  • ecosystem model optimization / carbon turnover times
    Contact: Nuno Carvalhais (ncarval@bgc-jena.mpg.de)
  • Ecological process analysis on multiple time scales
    Contact: Fabian Gans (fgans@bgc-jena.mpg.de) & Miguel Mahecha (mmahecha@bgc-jena.mpg.de)



Open Positions at MPI-BGC

Specific opportunities are posted here.


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