The IMPRS NeuroCom aims to recruit and educate motivated, independent, self-organised and highly talented scientists who wish to extend their knowledge and research experience in a structured 3-year PhD programme in order to pursue a successful career in cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, neurophysics, or other methods in cognitive neuroscience. Students are expected to hold an excellent master's degree (or equivalent) in a wide spectrum of potential disciplines such as cognitive neuroscience, psychology, medicine, neurobiology, linguistics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, biochemistry, or related fields. The master’s degree should have been awarded by an internationally recognised university.
For applicants to be successful, research experience is essential. Applications will be evaluated by the IMPRS NeuroCom faculty members in two stages. Firstly, candidates will be selected for interviews based on their written applications, with a focus on academic qualifications, personal references, research experience and interests, and suitability to the programme.
The call for applications usually opens in September and closes in November. Afterwards applications will be assessed and invitations for interviews will be send out in late December. Admission interviews will take place in January. The starting date of the programme is flexible, but usually new IMPRS PhD students start in October.
How to apply
In general, only applications submitted electronically through our online application system can be considered for evaluation. We recommend that you collect and prepare all necessary information before starting the application process. Please make sure that you click "submit" to finally submit your application.
During the registration you will also be asked to name three preferred supervisors / researchers you would like to work with. BEFORE you fill in the registration form, we kindly ask you to follow step 1 and step 2.
In order to get an overview about the requirements and research conducted in each of the four modules please thoroughly read the description of each module.
To get an overview of current research interests of each IMPRS NeuroCom faculty member, please visit: https://imprs-neurocom.mpg.de/home/faculty-research
From here you can click at each faculty member and see what is the current focus of her/his research and which PhD projects are offered at the respective labs.
Once you are acquainted with the four different IMPRS modules AND PhD projects offered by IMPRS NeuroCom faculty members. Please indicate your preferred module and preferred supervisor. If you have no preferred supervisor(s) please only indicate your preferred module(s).
Please note: Most presumably, we will forward your application to the faculty members you indicate as your preferred supervisors. In order to make your application as successful as possible, please make sure that you also meet the requirements and the research interests of your preferred module(s) and supervisors.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.