März 2017

Postdoc within Entomology and Biological Control

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH) invites applications for a position as postdoc within entomology and biological control with focus on using entomopathogenic fungi as a tool in IPM for control of larvae of the cabbage root fly (Delia radicum) in the soil-root interphase. The postdoc will be part of the newly funded European network project FlyIPM under the initiative C-IPM (Coordinated Integrated Pest Management in Europe) which includes 8 countries. The framework of the overall project is presented at The activities at UCPH will mainly be coordinated with partners from UK, Ireland and Norway.
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TOPIC „Improved resistance of grapevine plants by beneficial bacteria under heat and/or water deficit conditions: omic approaches»

A 2-year postdoctoral position in grapevine immune response and adaptive mechanisms to drought and heat stress is available at the Research Unit „Induced Resistance and Plant Bioprotection“, University of Reims, France.
Post-doc position at Reims University PDF

SA2 Catching a lift on the fast root – exploiting mycorrhizal selection of beneficial rhizosphere bacteria from the soil microbiome

Studentship opportunity – Cranfield University
Closing Date: Monday, 20 March, 2017 – 23:00
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February 2017

PhD student in Plant Ecology
at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (Stockholm).
(Closing date: 3 March 2017.) Prolonged application time! New closing date: 10 March 2017.

June 2016

2 PhD positions available in the research group of Prof. Emilio Stefani (Italy)

 “Quality control of Microbials” and “Symbiotic agriculture: increasing knowledge on the mode of action of beneficial microorganisms”
The general topic is: *Microbials for the biological control of plant diseases*. Endophytes, epiphytes, rhizosphere competent organisms and their interactions with plants are our objects of study.

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Mai 2016

PhD position Improving disease resistance of pea through selection at the plant-soil interface”.
The position is available per 1st July 2016.

more information: PhD advertisement resPEAct

 April 2016

PhD-position at University of Dortmund with deadline 15.4.2016

Occurrence and relevance of plant endophyte interaction – chemical, genetic and bioinformatic investigation
more information: PhD_Endophytes_TUDO

March 2016

The project „International PhD programme in Biotechnology – BIOTECH.DOC“ (ref: NORTE-08-5369-FSE-000007) opens 6 research grants (PhD) positions with the financial support of ESF – European Social Fund, under Programa Operacional
Regional do Norte – Norte2020

Field of study: Biotechnology
The target population of this PhD programme are graduates willing to improve their expertise and research skills in the Biotechnology area. This PhD programme is suited to prepare professionals for research, academic, industry and entrepreneurship careers and, thus, those interested in such professional areas are major representatives of the target population.

Duration (s) of grant (s): The grant will last for 12 months (with possibility of renewal for more 2 consecutive years,
depending on performance), starting on 1st May 2016.

Deadline for application and presentation of applications: The call will be open from 31th March to 13th April 2016.

more information: (Job/Fellowship Reference: NORTE-08-5369-FSE-000007_BD_1)

A PhD position is available in the Sophia Agrobiotech Institute (CNRS-INRA-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis) under the joint supervision of  two teams, ESIM (Evolution and Specificity of  Multitrophic Interactions) and Symbiosis (Plant bacterial symbiosis) in the context of the international SIGNALIFE PhD Programme (

The project, „Cross-talk between aphid facultative symbiosis and plant nitrogen fixation symbiosis in the Acyrthosiphon pisumMedicago truncatula interaction“ will take advantage of the experience and skills of the two teams to explore a new question : how the plant nitrogen fixation symbiosis and the aphid facultative symbiosis interfere in terms of induced phenotypic effects and modulate the interaction between the pea aphid and its legume host plant.

This programme is open to all students with a Master diploma equivalent whatever their nationality. Appliance will be on the web site and for a specific project (

Dead-line: 1st of April (PDF: PhD project March2016)

Candidates, please contact M. Poirié ( and/or P. Frendo ( as soon as possible. ;

Thanks in advance for circulating this information on to anyone else you feel may be interested!

Best regards

M. Poirié

Pr. Marylène Poirié
UMR INRA (1355)- CNRS (7254)- University Nice Sophia Antipolis
Evolution and Specificity of Multitrophic Interactions (ESIM)

Sophia Agrobiotech Institute
400 Route des Chappes, BP 167
06 903 Sophia Antipolis, France

February 2016

FA1103: PhD scholarship UCPH „Microbial growth-regulation of Abies nordmanniana”

Please forward this open PhD advertisement to potential candidates:

The scholarship is attached to a new research project: Microbial growth-regulation of Abies nordmanniana. The Ph.D. scholarship focuses on plant-microbe interactions with specific emphasis on microorganisms able to alter phytohormone levels in the plants. Hormone producing microorganisms will be identified from the rhitzophere, and their ability to influence plant growth and development tested.

January 2016

I am looking for a post doctoral fellowship in Microbiology (Plant-Endophyte Interactions).

My background is from Beneficial Plant Microbial Interactions and rhizobial diversity but i wish to do research and learn more about multi-trophic interactions at molecular level at your prestigious institute which possess some exceptional facilities. It`s an exciting and a lifetime opportunity to explore, innovate by examining some very fundamental questionnaire. My H index is 3 and current publication stands at 18.

My current research interests as a Post Doctoral Fellow at Division of Biotechnology, Chonbuk National University, Iksan si, South Korea are Volatile organic compounds from Fungi, Plant Microbe (Heavy) Metal Interactions, Potassium and Zinc Solubilizing Bacteria as biofertilizers and Gene expression studies under stress during Plant Microbe Interaction.

I have also guided four post graduate dissertations in Biotechnology on Cellulases, Tannases and Chitinases to M. Sc. Biotechnology students while serving as Lecturer/Assistant Professor in India.

I have also completed a Diploma in Clinical Research in 2013. If given an opportunity, i shall strive to achieve highest standards of Professional excellence.

I am well versed in most of the basic and applied techniques in Microbiology, however, i am willing to learn more advanced techniques under your exceptional guidance that could add more dimensions to my research career and also help contribute constructively to the lab environment.

Abhinav Aeron, Ph. D. (Microbiology)
Laboratory for Plant Growth Promotion by Systemic Investigation of Rhizomicrobiome
Division of Biotechnology
College of Environmental and Bioresource Sciences
Chonbuk National University
79 Gobong-ro, Iksan-si-570-752
Joellabuk-do (Jeonbuk)
Republic of Korea (South)

Dezember 2015

Dear colleagues,

I’m an assistant professor in plant pathology with a broad background, interest, and experience in plant health problem diagnosis and disease management. I have an experience in pathogen identification using established and/or innovative techniques. I use to travel to multiple locations for research and extension programs (CV attached).

recently isolated endophytic bacteria from spontaneously growing plants that are potential biocontrol agents against many plant pathogenic bacteria, fungi and against Phytophthora infestans. These bacteria are also capable of promoting the growth of crops. An article submitted to the journal „Phytopathologia mediterranea“, was accepted with minor revisions (abstract attached). In parallel, we isolated endophytic bacteria and fungi of date palm that have different biological properties; biocontrol agents, tolerance to abiotic stresses (salinity and drought) and growth promotion.I wish to continue my search in a laboratory in a foreign country in the frame of a sabbatical (12 months) from September 2016, but screening of applications will begin February 2016.

The research to be undertaken in the future will mainly concern:
  • Characterization of endophytic bacteria and fungi and identification of their ability to protect plants against pathogen attack and to promote plant growth.
  • Study of the mechanisms of biocontrol studying interactions between endophytes as potential control agents and pathogens of economically significant crops (wheat, potato, corn, rice, tomato …).
  • Determination of biochemical and genetic mechanisms for biocontrol of soilborne and foliar pathogens by antagonists and development of improved biocontrol systems and technology for application of biocontrol systems in the field. 
Please note that aside from my regular salary, no further financial support will be necessary.

Your time and consideration are appreciated.
Pr. Zoulikha KRIMI
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Life
University Saad Dahlab Blida 09000 – Algeria

November 2015

Leafhoppers & Endophytes
The role of leafhoppers in the ecology of endophytic microorganisms

FA1103: Tri-partite interactions in agro-ecosystems
We are looking to expand our expertise on tri-partite interactions in the
agro-ecosystems and we wish to encourage Marie-Curie fellowship applicants
(who plan to apply in the next round) interested in this field to pursue
their research at Fondazione Edmund Mach in Italy.

PDF: Leafhoppers and endophytes

Andreas Theisen is searching for an opportunity in English-speaking countries for 6 months

(received letter:) I am studying production horticulture at the University of Applied Science Osnabrück (Germany) and I am going to finish my Bachelor program in a few weeks time. Following my studies, I would like to work for about 6 months abroad in order to improve my language skills and to gain professional experiences.
While looking for potential countries, I would like to focus on New Zealand. However, all English-speaking countries are suitable as well as companies in foreign-language speaking countries, which communicate exclusively in English.
During my studies, I specialized in the areas of crop protection and plant nutrition and would therefore prefer to work in a research-based or consulting company / institute with a focus on crop protection. However, I am also open to all other areas of horticulture.
Do you know any companies or institutions looking for an intern or staff from February 2016 for about 6 months?
I really appreciate your assistance in finding a good company.

CV Theisen

Mohanna Mollavali is searching for a post doc position:

I have received my PhD degree in horticultural sciences, about 8 month ago from university of Tabriz (Tabriz-Iran). My doctoral topic is entitled “The effect of mycorrhizal fungi on growth, physiological characteristics and secondary metabolites in various cultivars of onion (Allium cepa L.)” which has been resulted in 2 papers. I also, have been at IGZ (Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops) for 6 months at Grossbeeren- Germany under Dr. Dietmar Schwarz’s supervision. The research topic I have been involved in is “N-species, time and amount of mycorrhizal inoculation affect flavonoid biosynthesis in onion (Allium cepa L.)“.

CV of Mohanna Mollavali;
Letter of recommendation from Philipp Franken; 
Letter of recommendation from Dr. Dietmar Schwarz

October 2015

PhD in Plant-Microbe Interactions (BestPass), ESR10AIT

Bacterial-fungal endophyte interactions and impact on plant resistance

BestPass: Boosting plant-endophyte stability, compatibility and performance across scales

Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH is offering a PhD scholarship in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions with expected commencement 1 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD will be awarded by the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in cooperation with AIT.

Consortia of bacterial and fungal endophytes are expected to impact plant resistance against pathogenic microorganisms. This project will study whether and how endophytic bacteria can modify fungal interactions leading to plant resistance, and will decipher bacterial factors required for endophytic colonization and tripartite interaction.

To combine bacteria and fungi for enhancing plant (potato and tomato) resistance against phytopathogens and to decipher bacterial factors required for endophytic colonization, plant resistance and effects on endophytic fungi. Specifically, the tasks are as follows:

  • to combine antagonistic biocontrol agents and plant resistance-inducing endophyte (Piriformospora indica) and to investigate the plant response at a phenomenological and molecular level.
  • to co-formulate bacteria and endophytic fungi for field application
  • to determine which bacterial factors, by making knock-out mutants, can affect bacterial colonization of fungi, and if these factors affect resistance of potato and tomato plants and colonization by the endophytic fungus indica.

Place of Employment: Health and Environment Department, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Tulln
Country: Austria
Planned exchanges: University of Copenhagen: generation of bacterial mutants (3 months), Biotenzz: co-formulation of bacteria and fungi (3 months), INOQ: beneficial effect under field experiments (2 months)
Deadline for application: 01.12.2015 (see AIT flyer for submission)

PhD scholarship in Plant-Microbe Interactions (BestPass), ESR15

BestPass: Boosting plant-endophyte stability, compatibility and performance across scales

INOQ GmbH is offering a PhD scholarship in Molecular Plant Pathology with expected commencement 1. February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD will be awarded by the Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin.
Project title: ESR15: Acclimatization of root-interacting fungi for improved plant nutrition and stress tolerance

PDF: ESR15_advert

September 2015

Priscillar Mumo Mutungi is interested in a DAAD scholarship in Germany.

„I am a Kenyan student registered at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to pursue a PhD in the field of crop protection using endophytic microorganisms. My research is on isolation and characterization of both endophytic and rhizospheric fungi and bacteria from plants growing along the shores of Kenyan soda lakes and testing for their ability to promote crop adaptation to both salt tolerance and disease and pest resistance.

My earlier research at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) under the Applied Bioprospecting Programme was based on isolation of soil microorganisms and their bioactive metabolites for crop protection against pathogens and pests. I am currently working with the Kenya Wildlife Service, under the Biodiversity Research and Monitoring Division, Biotechnology Section.

I would like to apply for a DAAD scholarship under the sandwich model and the requirement is that I get a supervisor from Germany in the line of my studies.

I write this email to therefore request if you are in a position to accept to be my PhD supervisor. If this is acceptable, I will forward you my proposal for your review. The dateline for the application is 1st October. Kindly let me know if you are in a position to supervise me. I have attached my proposal abstract (Download: PHD Proposal Abstract) for your review.“

email Priscillar Mutungi

August 2015

PhD Studentship in Molecular Biology of Plant-Endophyte Interactions

at AgResearch, New Zealand
Fungal effectors required for Epichloë-wheat interactions

JD PhD student August 2015

Please visit the Link to the  EU Marie Curie Chair Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt, ICAAM, Universidade de Évora for information about job opportunitis.

July 2015

POST-DOC OPPRTUNITY at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The FARCE group at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study plant-mediated interactions in the rhizosphere in order to develop novel methods for the employment of entomopathogenic nematodes against root pests.

POST-DOC nematodes 2015-PDF

Two PhD scholarships within Plant and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering two PhD scholarships commencing November 1st 2015 or soon thereafter. The application deadline is July 8th 2015.

Website for more information

Mai 2015

PhD student for MBIE Cereal Endophyte project, AgResearch

PhD Studentship in Molecular Biology of Plant-Endophyte Interactions at AgResearch, New Zealand

This position closes on 31 May 2015.

Website Science New Zealand
JD PhD student cereal endophytes_RB PDF

April 2015

PhD position at Aarhus University- BRCC research programme

Workplace: Aarhus, Denmark and James Hutton Institute, UK
Application deadline: 1st of May 2015

Website Aarhus University
PhD position at Aarhus University PDF

IGZThe Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) with stations in Großbeeren (close
to  Berlin)  and  Erfurt  is  an  institute  of  the  Leibniz  association  (WGL).  The  IGZ  conducts  strategic research to promote sustainable production of vegetable and ornamental crops and contributes to protection of natural resources and to generation of high quality vegetable products.

We are looking for a

Scientist for the Research Area “Root-Fungus Interactions”

2015 Scientist Root-Fungus Interactions

Dezember 2014

The research group “Biotic Interactions” at the University of Bern is inviting applications
for a Post Doc (Project Leader) in Plant-Microbe-Herbivore Interactions 

Post Doc Offer 2015

November 2014

Professor of Microbiology

Apply at latest on: Dec 15, 2014
Fixed-term: Permanent
Employer: Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
more information

Raheleh Sheibani Tezerji is searching for work or post-doc.
For more information, please see the Cover Letter.

Find attached (more informations) an internship inquiry from Algeria which reached us. The young researchers would like best to stay in a French speaking lab, but English would be possible as well. In case you can host Nouari Sadrati, please contact him directly (

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July 2014

Research Scientist – Plant Pathology

Work Location: Melbourne – Eastern Metro
Closing Date: 12-Aug-2014

more informations:

 June 2014

Post Doc in „Insect vector population biology and ecology“

deadline June 29, 2014
more informations: Insect vector population biology and ecology

Post Doc in „Evolutionary Genomics of insect vectors of apple disease“

deadline June 22, 2014
more informations: Evolutionary Genomics of insect vectors of apple disease

Post Doc in „Characterization of tender wheat root microbiota (by Next Generation Sequencing9 and plant-growth promoting microbes“

Montpellier, France: 18 month postdoc starting in September 2014
deadline 15 of July 2014
more informations: Postdoc France

Akademische Rätin / Akademischen Rat

for a period of 3 years at the earliest possible date. Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
more informations: Ausschreibung B-04-14 FK6 Text EN

February 2014

The Department of Geobotany of the Ruhr-University Bochum invites applications of PhD candidates for two projects on

Functional diversity of beech-endophytic fungi and their roles in litter decomposition

more informations: PhD_Bochum_Exploratories_2014

January 2014

Dr. INAM-UL-HAQ gots a project entitled “  Development of Bio-pesticides (microbial based) for the Control  of  Soil-borne  Diseases of  Tomatoes  and  Chilies  caused  by Pythium and Phytophthora spp.

For this project he seeks and offers an internship for 15 days.

Curriculum vitae and Publications of Dr INAM-UL-HAQ

Contact: dr.inam(at)

October 2013

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the Austrian research institute with European format which focuses on the key infrastructure issues of the future, is looking to strengthen its team in the department Health & Environment with the immediate appointment of a

PhD student for the
Development of bacteria formulations for seed coating and seed production

Please view this pdf for further informations.

February 2013

My name is Irum Perveen. I am interested to work in the field of drug discovery from endophytes.

I am well expert in the isolation of endophytes from plants, growth of endophytes in different medias, bulk culturing of endophytes, extraction of endophytic cultures, silica gel and Sephadex column, HPLC, NMR, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, creation of gene libraries, molecular cloning of functional genes. Besides that I have experience of maintenance of mammalian cell lines and Cytotoxicity testing.

Contact: irum.perveen(at)

February 2013

2 PhD fellowships in ‚Biodiversity and Cultivation of Fungi‘

Two PhD fellowships are available from 1st of April 2013 to 31st of December 2015 at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Department of Biological Sciences (Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity).

Please view this pdf for further informations.

February 2013

Harvesting nature’s bounty: Efficient prospecting of fungi for the bio-based economy

The Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS) in Utrecht, Netherlands is looking for two PhD Students to work on this subject for four years.

Please check this pdf for further informations.