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Prerequisites for applicants

Applicants should have a basic to advanced scientific background (M.Sc. or Ph.D. students) and a strong interest in the fields of plant genetics, physiology, taxonomy, chromosome biology or bioinformatics and a good command of the English language.

Requirements for the application

For your application as citizen of one of the following transition countries please provide a full CV, professional certificates, publications and a cover letter describing your motivation, your scientific interests and potential ideas for a working program at the IPK.

Transition Countries are:

  • Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Slowakia, Poland
  • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Slowenia, Serbia
  • Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine

Evaluation process

Please submit your full application to [email protected] before 29 February 2024.


The program covers travel expenses (up to 1,000 EUR) to Gatersleben and back to your home affiliation. During your stay at IPK, you will receive a regular employment contract and a salary corresponding to your present status (M.Sc. or PhD student). IPK can provide apartments in its guesthouse according to availability or will assist in finding accommodation outside the institute.

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