PhD positions available in psychiatric research
International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry

PhD positions available in psychiatric research

The International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP) is
offering PhD positions in molecular, cellular and systemic psychiatric research. Students are
exposed to a wide range of scientific questions and methods covering areas of molecular
medicine, neuroscience, psychiatry, quantitative epigenetics and imaging, 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.

Receive exceptional training for a successful career in research, clinic and

Structured curriculum: Core Course | Lecture Series | Methods Workshops | Soft Skills
Topics addressed in the program’s structured curriculum 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.
Work in an environment of scientific excellence and interdisciplinary

IMPRS-TP is a joint initiative of leading scientists from the Max Planck Institutes of Psychiatry
and of Neurobiology and the Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich. Further collaborations
have been established with the Helmholtz Center Munich, the Munich Medical Research
School (MMRS), the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN), Martinsried,
Germany and King’s College London, UK. IMPRS-TP is co-funded by the Else-Kröner-Fresenius

Call for applications
IMPRS-TP welcomes applications from doctoral candidates coming from any country who
hold a 4 year Bachelor or Master of Science (or an equivalent degree) in a relevant field or a
Medical Degree. Applications from trainee medical doctors with laboratory experience are
particularly encouraged. IMPRS-TP will only accept applications submitted through the
IMPRS-TP online application tool: . Applications
submitted by mail or email will not be considered. Application deadline is 15 December
2018, noon.

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit
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