MENTOR is a novel Austrian PhD program dedicated to uncover molecular mechanisms of plant resilience.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants that would like to work in the fields of plant stress biology focusing on post-translational protein modifications. We are employing methods of plant physiology ranging from

- biochemistry
- cell biology
- next generation -omics
- genetics
- cutting-edge phenotyping
- ...and more

The combination of transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses combined with network analysis and modelling will guide through the discovery of regulatory principles of stress responses. MENTOR young stage researchers will thus have the unique opportunity to be trained in and to apply diverse state-of-the-art technologies, allowing a comprehensive approach for their research projects.

A combination of seminars, lectures, workshops with international specialists, and the individual research projects will provide excellent training. In addition, research visits abroad and participation in international congresses are encouraged. Moreover, MENTOR exposes the young researchers also to a diverse set of international research projects including many non-academic partners, which will boost their future career perspectives. Finally, in addition to the scientific knowledge, a strong focus will be on the training in transferable skills.

By joining us, you will become part of a diverse group of students being educated and inspired by MENTOR to unlock your intellectual potential and to help you to become a successful innovation leader. This way, you will address key questions in plant sciences that are of high scientific and social relevance.