Open CEPLAS postdoctoral research projects

We are looking for talented, highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular plant sciences, genetics or a related discipline. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled. Open positions can be filled at the next possible date, the duration is limited until December 31, 2025.

Qualified candidates should send their complete application as one single PDF (<5 MB) to application[at] Complete applications include:

  • cover letter with a motivation statement clearly indicating for which project(s) the applicant wants to apply
  • CV
  • publication list
  • contact info of two references
  • PhD certificate or a comment (in the motivation letter or CV) when you expect to obtain your PhD (in case your PhD certificate has not been issued yet or you expect to obtain your PhD degree soon)

CEPLAS creates an international, interdisciplinary research environment. We offer a comprehensive training program for early career researchers tailored to your respective career level.

We invite applications for the following projects:

Please click on the "more" button to get more information about the project and the qualifications needed.

Towards a synthetic leaf - vasculature pattern

Project leaders: Markus Pauly / Oliver Ebenhöh, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

The vasculature/grid architecture in leaves is investigated. A modelling and synthetic biology approach is used to create synthetic leaves with spatially defined vasculature architectures. After assessing the physiology of such a synthetic leaf, the vasculature grid algorithm will be modified and a more optimal vasculature grid retested

Qualifications needed: Molecular biology, sterile work with plant cell cultures, programming, independent work experience

Contact person: Markus Pauly / Oliver Ebenhöh, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich