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15 PhD positions available in psychiatric research

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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. 
For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit www.imprs-tp.mpg.de

Contact detail

How to apply:
All applications have to be submitted in English through our Online Application Tool (https://imprs-tp.opencampus.net/). Applications submitted by mail or email will not be considered.
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For more information and how to apply, please visit our website (http://www.imprs-tp.mpg.de/) or contact the IMPRS-TP Administration Office: imprs-tp@psych.mpg.de


Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
80804 München
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutics, Human medicine, Medical Engineering