Online Application Portal
IRTG 2172

PRoTECT: Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats
University of Göttingen

Welcome to the Online Application Portal for doctoral researcher positions in the International Research Training Group
"PRoTECT: Plant Responses To Eliminate Critical Threats" at the University of Göttingen

For questions concerning the content please contact:Prof. Dr. Ivo Feussner

Screening of applications will stop when the positions are filled.

Note that you have to hold an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) for a doctoral researcher position. Applicants should have and proof very good English skills.

Technical advice:

The following 8 pdf documents are required to be uploaded:

1.Motivation letter (max 400 words), indicating your specific interest in the IRTG, your practical experiences and highlighting your personal strengths for the respective position.

2.Curriculum Vitae

3.Provide a copy of the original certificate of your highest degree obtained (M.Sc. or equivalent). If your certificate is not issued at the time of application, upload a transcript of records and send the copy of the certificate as soon as possible to

4.Transcript of record of highest degree obtained (M.Sc. or equivalent) in English or German, if document 3 is issued in another language.

5.Proof of English language skills: certificate (if language of instruction at university was other than English) or provide explanation (if language of instruction at university was English).

6.Abstract (max 250 words) of last thesis written (M.Sc. or equivalent), including thesis title.

7.Two reference letters of academic persons in order to obtain relevant information on your qualification for the IRTG.


Persons, who are already employed at University of Goettingen and wish to be associated doctoral researchers of the IRTG do not need to upload
the documents 6, 7,8 and translations of certificates.

Please name the documents in the following way (using your own surname and first name):

All uploaded documents should be pdf files.
Each document should not be larger than 10 MB, all documents together should not exceed 100 MB.

In order to access the online application, you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.

In order to access the online application you need to accept the Security-Certificate edited by DFN (Deutsches Forschungs-Netz) using the
Deutsche Telekom Root Certificate.

Some browsers delete all entries after using the back-to-form-button. Please ensure that all data are preserved before sending the data.
This also holds for the upload areas.

If the application process is interrupted for any reason, all data will be lost and a new application must be filled.

After an application has been submitted, changes are no longer possible.

We would like to ask you for your patience during the selection process.

After having submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you have provided.
Should you not receive a confirmation email after 15 minutes, please contact
Sigrun Greber,
Dr. Wilfried Grieger,

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