PhD in NEUROSCIENCE

Employer
University of Bonn, center of advanced european studies and research (caesar) Florida Atlantic University, Max Planck Florida Institute - Neuroscience
Location
Other
Posted
September 04 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The INTERNATIONAL MAX PLANCK RESEARCH SCHOOL (IMPRS) 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). The school offers a complete international PhD training and research program in the neurosciences - in either Bonn, Germany or Jupiter, Florida.


 


15 fully funded PhD student positions - NEUROSCIENCE


 


OUR SCHOOL


The first of its kind to unite two Max Planck Institutes (caesar and MPFI) on both sides of the Atlantic, and their university partners (Bonn University and FAU) the IMPRS FOR BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR offers a competitive, English language, interdisciplinary, world-class PhD training and research program in the neurosciences.


 


PROGRAM DISCRIPTION


The school offers an international Ph.D. training and research program in the neurosciences - in either Bonn, Germany or Jupiter, Florida. Successful candidates will receive both theoretical and hands-on training in a large range of cutting-edge techniques in the lab of choice. You will be exposed to a variety of research areas all touching on how sensory information is encoded in neural circuits and is ultimately transferred to behavior. This research ranges from understanding molecular signaling cascades in spines during learning to understanding how sensory and motor circuits are activated in the awake behaving animal. You'll take courses and attend scientific symposia at the partner institutions - thereby exposing you to an exceptionally broad group of international scientists and providing the opportunity to earn a doctorate in the neuroscience under outstanding research conditions.


 


THE POSITIONS


More than 35 IMPRS labs with an enormous variety of research projects in the broad field of neuroscience are seeking outstanding PhD students to join their research. Successful candidates will work in a young and dynamic, interdisciplinary, international environment, embedded in the local scientific communities in Bonn or Jupiter. See website for complete details.


 


YOUR PROFILE


Highly qualified and motivated aspiring PhD student from any nationality. Proven track record of academic and research excellence. Master's degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or other relevant subject. Truly superior bachelor students may be considered. Fluency in written and spoken English required.


 


OUR OFFER


Immersion in a stimulating scientific culture of interaction and international cooperation. State-of-the art facilities with advanced scientific technologies and infrastructure. Dedicated support and mentoring personnel. Competitive salary funded for 3 years and no tuition fees. Non-discrimination policy.


 


YOUR APPLICATION


Apply online at: www.imprs-brain-behavior.org/admissions/application-info/  You will need your CV, letter of motivation, contact info for 2 referees, academic certificates and transcripts, and copy of official ID. See website for complete application requirements. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed March 13-14, 2018.


 


PARTNER INSTITUTIONS


Bonn, Germany:


Uni Bonn (www.uni-bonn.de/the-university)


caesar (www.caesar.de)


Jupiter, Florida USA:


FAU (www.fau.edu)


MPFI (www.mpfi.org)


 


CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2017


CONTRACT LENGTH: 3 years with the possibility of extension



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