German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Join the Symbiont Evolution Lab!


Click to email Michael about joining the lab. Please include a short summary of your research interests and a brief CV. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

If you think our work sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you!

B.Sc. & M.Sc. students from MLU, FSU, UL, or external

We have space for final year projects as well as for internships. If you are interested in symbiont evolution or want to learn more, please drop Michael an email!

Prospective PhD students

Open PhD positions will be advertised here (see below) and centrally on the iDiv website. There may be additional funding options available, both internal and external. Please message Michael to discuss details.


There are plenty of external funding opportunities for prospective postdocs. Please contact Michael to discuss options and advice.


Open positions

B.Sc. or M.Sc. student

We are looking for a motivated M.Sc or B.Sc. student who would like to join the lab for an exciting thesis project:


"Determinants of genetic diversity in a globally distributed symbiont"


This is a collaborative project that will be jointly supervised by Dr. Chloé Schmidt and Michael. Please contact us directly to discuss the project!


Please see this pdf for the full advert.

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