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15 PhD positions available in psychiatric research

The International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP) is offering 15 PhD positions in molecular, cellular and systemic psychiatric research. In an environment of scientific excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration students are exposed to a wide range of scientific questions and methods covering areas of molecular medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, neuroimaging, design-based stereology and clinical studies.

Research in a translational setting
In addition to the traditional doctorate positions, trainee medical doctors are given the opportunity to be enrolled on an integrated PhD/residence program in psychiatry. Highlighting the translational facet, doctorate students will receive insights into clinical aspects of disease and trainee medical doctors will gain PhD level research expertise, while also developing their clinical skills. 

Structured curriculum
Core Course | Lecture Series | Methods Workshops | Transferable Skill Courses
Topics addressed range from molecular and cellular neuroscience, behavioral assessments, electrophysiology and brain imaging to psychological and clinical measures and outcomes, as well as, epidemiology, statistics and bioinformatics. 

Call for applications

IMPRS-TP is welcoming applications from doctoral candidates from any country with a Master of Science (or an equivalent degree) in a relevant field or a Medical Degree. 

Application deadline is January 4th 2016. 
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How to apply:
All applications have to be submitted in English through our Online Application Tool ( Applications submitted by mail or email will not be considered.
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About International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry

The International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP) provides first class training to internationally outstanding students who are passionate about psychiatric research. In addition to traditional PhD positions, IMPRS-TP offers a unique integrated PhD/residence program in psychiatry to exceptional medical doctors.

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