Ph.D. International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits

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International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Study the brain in the heart of Europe

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The call for applications will open on October 1st and the deadline to apply is December 1st, 2019.

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-funded doctoral fellowships every year for talented students holding a relevant Master´s or Bachelor´s degree as their highest degree. The program is taught in English.

We offer a multidisciplinary program to excellent students with backgrounds in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, engineering, 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, complemented by training on transferable skills as well as scientific retreats and lecture series. A special fast track option is offered to excellent students with a Bachelor as their highest degree.

The common focus of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits is the understanding of neural circuits (from the simple to the large and complex), at all scales required to achieve this understanding. This ambitious objective requires 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.

Research areas are perception, connectomics, theoretical and computational neuroscience, synaptic plasticity, molecular systems, brain dynamics, neural circuits, behavior and systems neuroscience. The IMPRS faculty consists of 22 Frankfurt-based neuroscientists at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Goethe University, the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies.

Please watch our 2016 video to get an impression of the IMPRS for Neural Circuits and neuroscience in Frankfurt am Main.

For more information and to apply please visit www.imprs.brain.mpg.de.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research is a fundamental research and scientific training institution focused on understanding the brain. The human brain is a formidably complex machine, composed ... Read More

The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research is a fundamental research and scientific training institution focused on understanding the brain. The human brain is a formidably complex machine, composed of about one hundred billion neurons and trillions of connections, or synapses between them. Out of such a system, as if magically, arise perception, behavior and thought. The brain is often described as the "most complex machine in the known universe". Read less
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