Fully Funded PhD Positions in Neuroscience at IMPRS for Brain and Behavior, 2018

University of Bonn

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for PhD in Neuroscience Positions at IMPRS for Brain and Behavior in Bonn, Germany, and Florida, USA. These are Fully Funded positions available to applicants of all nationalities.

The school offers a completely funded international PhD training and research program in the neurosciences – in either Bonn, Germany or Jupiter, Florida.

About University: The International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior at the University of Bonn and Florida Atlantic University is a collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Max Planck associated Center for Advanced European Science and Research (caesar).

Degree Level: Positions are open for pursuing full-time PhD program at the University of Bonn or Florida Atlantic University.

Available Subject: Research areas at IMPRS Brain and Behavior are many and varied,  including neuronal circuits and behaviour, learning and memory, molecular signalling in neurons, biophysics of neurons and glia, nervous system development/disorders, and mammalian sensory processing.  Research techniques are just as numerous and range from standard neuroscience techniques to free behaviour, advanced computational and statistical techniques, in vivo multiphoton imaging and imaging protein function, in vivo electrophysiology(whole-cell and extracellular).

Scholarship Benefitts: The doctoral positions are fully funded offering a competitive monthly income (contract).

Number of Scholarships: Up to 20 positions will be funded depending on the qualifications of the candidates.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

The PhD program is open to candidates holding a Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or other relevant subjects. Students currently working on their Master thesis are also encouraged to apply. In exceptional situations, students holding only a Bachelor degree may be accepted.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good command of the English language.

Eligible Nationalities: The IMPRS for Brain and Behavior PhD program aims to recruit exceptional doctoral students from all nationalities and immerse them in a stimulating scientific culture of interaction and cooperation.


Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online. Please, complete the Online application form and submit the following mandatory information:

  • Letter of Motivation including a clear statement regarding the areas of scientific interest for your graduate research
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two Referees – contact information for two referees (former advisors/professors).  We will contact your referees directly by email for the recommendation letters.
  • Copies of relevant academic certifications
  • Copies of  relevant transcripts of study
  • Copy of your passport (page with relevant identity information)

Results of GRE subject tests and English language proficiency tests are not required but are strongly encouraged.

Online Application

Deadline: The online application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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