PhD student network
The PhD Student Network at the MPI in Marburg is part of the PhD Student Network of the Max Planck Society (Max Planck PhDnet). Its major task is to offer opportunities to optimize the working environment for postgraduates enabling them to maximize their scientific achievements and to provide a platform for exchange among doctoral students at the institute.
Each of the departments of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology has a PhD representative. These four internal PhD representatives are the contact persons for PhD student matters within the institute. They organize a number of activities to enhance the exchange between doctoral students, post-docs, group leaders, and other faculty members from all departments of the institute.
- Monthly "Stammtisch"
- Welcome breakfast for new doctoral students
- Annual MPI "Sommerfest" and soccer tournament
In addition, the representatives stay in contact with the Directorate on topics concerning doctoral student matters.
Additionally, Tarryn Miller is the external PhD representative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology. She is the official link between the PhDnet and the institute and attends the annual Max Planck PhDnet meeting to keep up with recent society-wide changes.
Applying for a doctoral student position at the MPI in Marburg
Open positions for doctoral students are listed on the MPI homepage. Group leaders can also be contacted directly. Another possibility is to apply for a position at the institute's International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (IMPRS-Mic). Questions can be directed at the representatives shown above.