Young Researcher Training

Opportunities for plant juniors from all career levels

IBG-2 supports young researcher at different steps of their career. Starting with traineeships for

  • pupils to
  • practical semesters,
  • Bachelor and Master theses,
  • up to regular PhD positions.

The institute is intensively cooperating with surrounding universities and has several scientists, who are faculty members and can serve as official supervisor for Bachelor- or Master theses as well as for PhD theses.




Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Faculty of Agriculture


Faculty of Chemistry and Biotechnology


Study Horticulture


Additionally, several scientists of IBG-2 offer lectures and practical courses. Often the institute hosts specific summer schools. Please check News for recent calls or offers.

PhD Theses

If you would like to do research for your doctoral thesis at IBG-2, please check regularly our job offers section. Twice a year (usually in spring and autumn), we advertise PhD topics within our PhD program "Quantitative Plant Sciences".

Additionally, we advertise PhD positions which are part of third-party funded projects. You can also send a speculative application to Prof. Dr Ingar Janzik, but the answer to such an application might last somewhat longer.

Bachelor and Master Theses

If you wish to do a Bachelor or Master thesis, you can either directly contact the scientists who are doing the research you are interested in or send your application to:

Prof. Dr. Ingar Janzik

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
IBG-2: Plant Sciences
52425 Jülich
Tel.: 02461 61-6559
Fax: 02461 61-2492

To see a list of finished Bachelor and Master Theses at IBG-2, please click here.

Options for Pupils

If you are are a pupil and interested in doing a traineeship at our institute, please refer to IBG-2 and send your application to:

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Geschäftsbereich Personal | Zentrale Berufsausbildung (P-Z)

Frau Renate Rabe

52425 Jülich
Tel.: 02461 61-5622
Fax: 02461 61-2502

Last Modified: 20.10.2022