Molecular Ecology of the Rhizosphere

research group Prof. Dr. Joost T. van Dongen

Join the van Dongen Lab

We welcome your interest in joining our research and lab

Bachelor and Master students

Students who are interested to start their bachelor/master thesis or an internship (Erasmus Programme) within the group can chose between various projects to get experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, plant metabolism, plant development and/or abiotic stress tolerance. Please contact us for more information.

available projects

*** Master projects on Redox regulated plant development and ROS signaling available for enthusiatic students. Please contact Dr. Jos Schippers for further details ***


*** Open master projects on Low oxygen stress and signaling or salt stress. Please contact Dr. Romy Schmidt for further details ***


PhD positions

Currently we have one open position. In addition we are very eager to host fellowship students (like DAAD and CSC). Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral scientists with a strong research track record, who are interested to work within our group, are encouraged to apply for a suitable postdoctoral fellowship:

EMBO Fellowship

Federation of European Biochemical Societies

Human Frontier ScienceĀ Program

Humbold Research Fellowship

Marie Curie Fellowships