German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)


Students can visit our lab to perform internships at any time. Interns can learn a multitude of methods in chemical ecology with particular focus on induced defense and above- belowground interactions. Interns can learn how to ask scientific questions, to design respective experiments, to conduct experiments in the field or in the lab, and to analyze the data with statistical methods. Please send your applications to the respective project leader if your interested in a specific research project, else to Susann Görth.

BSc & MSc theses

In our research group, we warmly welcome BSc and MSc students from all over the world. We offer thesis projects that match with our current research projects on the chemical and molecular ecology of plant-herbivore-microbe interactions. Depending on your scientific interests, the period of your thesis project and your learning goals, the project could be more lab or field oriented. Bioinformatic projects are also possible; in that case, we will ask one of our colleagues of the Bioinformatics unit at iDiv to co-supervise you.

Got interested? Please directly contact the PhD student or postdoctoral researcher on your project of interest by e-mail or telephone, or mail a short statement of interest and your CV to Ms Susann Goerth

Open positions


PhD student position in MIE

We have a PhD position opening in the MIE lab in the TreeDi international training school between Germany and China. We are looking for a motivated candidate with an MSc in plant sciences, (chemical) ecology or (bio)chemistry who would be interested in collecting  leaf and litter samples in the BEF China experiment and perform metabolomic and volatile analyses in our lab in Leipzig.

Please find the advertisement with more detailed information here


There are currently no vacancies.

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