PSC Member Services

PSC members drive the research and teaching that have made Zurich and Basel world class centers in the plant sciences. The full list of professors affiliated with the PSC may be found here. Other PSC group leaders may be found here. PSC services that are provided to our members are described below.

Apply for a PSC fellowship

The PSC coordinates a range of fellowship and funding programs for PhD and Postdocs in the plant sciences.

We send regular email alerts with information about national and international funding opportunities in the plant sciences.

Contact: Manuela Dahinden

Post your events through our PSC news email alert

We send regular email alerts with information about upcoming PSC activities and events organized by our members. All are welcome to subscribe and unsubscribe.

Contact: Manuela Dahinden

Subscribe to the PSC Newsletter

The PSC newsletter appears twice a year, at the beginning of each semester. It keeps the plant science community up to date on research, education and events taking place at the center.

Contact: Sylvia Martinez

Increasing the visibility of your research

Our members have the opportunity to present themselves and their work in a research portfolio on the Swiss Plant Science Web. The umbrella organization for research and education in academic plant science in Switzerland.

Contact: Sylvia Martinez

Post your open position through our job channels

Position openings will appear on the PSC website, on the SPSW website, and on the Euraxess website.

Contact: Manuela Dahinden

PSC PhD recruitment

In cooperation with the Life Science Zurich Graduate School we offer an online application system for the recruitment of international and national PhD students. Applications are evaluated twice a year (July and December) by an admission committee. We organize the interviews and invite high-priority PhD candidates to Zurich for your open position.

Contact: Melanie Paschke

PSC Outreach

The PSC organizes a large variety of outreach activities to make plant science research visible and understandable to the public. Our activities include plant science expeditions for families and training workshops for school teachers. Every year on 18 May, the International Fascination of Plant Days takes place, with many local activities. Our members are invited to take advantage of our established networks and platforms.

Contact: Manuela Dahinden

Outreach Strategy Assistance

A growing number of research-funding institutions require that a portion of project effort and budget go towards translating scientific work into societal gain. In coordination with principal investigators at the grant-preparation stage, the PSC can put together packages of outreach projects tailored to a broad range of plant science themes. PSC staff have extensive experience in training of public school instructors, creation of e-learning content, coordination of public events, and targeted outreach to stakeholders.

Contact: Manuela Dahinden

Join the PSC events

The PSC organizes events such as symposia, summer schools, workshops, retreats and public round table discussions. You are most welcome to join us!

Contact: Melanie Paschke