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


There are currently no vacancies.


Two positions in Ecometabolomics at Molecular Interactions Ecology

We are currently advertising for a postdoctoral researcher and a technician to join our group in iDiv. The Postdoc will join the Ecometeor, iDiv’s support unit for ecometabolomics, and will focus on developing procedures for metabolomic data analyses. For questions on this position, please contact Dr Henriette Uthe (

The technician will join Molecular Interaction Ecology and our collaborative project in the Jena Experiment (SP8). This technician will support a PhD project with practical chemical-analytical expertise. For questions on this position, please contact Prof Dr Nicole van Dam  (

The application deadline for both positions is 26 June 2020. More details can be found on the iDiv website under About iDiv/Positions (click here). Please note that iDiv is an equal opportunity employer;  applications can be submitted via the iDiv application portal

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