[Comp-neuro] Ten Doctoral Fellowships at the IMPRS for Neural Circuits

Jochen Triesch triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Wed Sep 21 13:52:07 CEST 2011

Call for Applications

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was recently funded by the Max Planck Society and offers ten positions every year for talented students holding a relevant Master´s or Bachelor´s degree to perform research resulting in a PhD. The program is taught in English.

The common focus of the IMPRS for Neural Circuits will be the understanding of neural circuits (from the simple to the large and complex), at all scales required to achieve this understanding. This ambitious objective will require analyses at the molecular, cellular, multi-cellular, network and behavioral levels, with the full understanding that macroscopic phenomena (spatial patterns, dynamics) can be scale-dependent, and that reductionism is not always sufficient as a method.

In the IMPRS for Neural Circuits we offer a multidisciplinary program to excellent doctoral students with backgrounds in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, computer science, (bio) chemistry, biology and medicine as well as research experience in the participating institutions of the Frankfurt Neuroscience community. Students will participate in a tailor-made educational program including research rotations and neuroscience courses but also in trainings in transferable skills as well as summer schools, lecture series and exchange programs with excellent research institutes abroad.

We invite excellent students to apply for a position at the IMPRS for Neural Circuits. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012. Note that only online applications will be accepted. For more information, please visit the websitewww.imprs.brain.mpg.de.

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