The International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior is a unique collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar (MPINB), the University of Bonn, and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn. It offers a completely funded international PhD training and research program in neuroscience in Bonn, Germany. The focus of the program is neuroethology.
Do you have:
- A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any relevant field (life sciences, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, etc.)*
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Strong motivation to pursue a career in science
- Passion for neuroethology – the study of neural basis of animal behavior
An exciting opportunity to outstanding Master’s degree holders (or equivalent) from any relevant field (life sciences, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, etc.) to be immersed in a stimulating environment that provides novel technologies to elucidate the function of brain circuits from molecules to animal behavior. The comprehensive and diverse expertise of the faculty in the exploration of brain-circuit function using advanced imaging and optogenetic techniques combined with comprehensive training in fundamental neuroscience provides students with an exceptional level of knowledge to pursue a successful independent research career. Successful candidates can choose to do lab rotations in the first six months of their PhD. Doctoral candidates receive both theoretical training and hands-on training in a large range of cutting-edge techniques. In addition, they are exposed to a variety of research areas all touching on how sensory information is encoded in neural circuits and is ultimately transferred to behavior.
In a nutshell:
- Fully funded PhD position
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Possibility of lab rotation
- Neuroscience boot camp
- Mentoring and guidance by a Thesis Advisory Committee
- A multitude of training opportunities
- Travel grants to join conferences
- International and administrative support
The application period started on 1 August 2023. Please apply online before 1 November 2023.
Exceptional candidates will be invited to attend a selection symposium in February 2024.
For more information on the application process, please visit our website: https://imprs-brain-behavior.mpg.de/apply
Title: Fully Funded PhD Positions at International Max Planck Research School – Brain and Behavior