PhD Studentship:Neuroscience of Sleep and Metabolism

Страна: Германия;

Дедлайн: 17.12.2010


Специальные условия: Level: PhD

Адрес: Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

Scholarship program for international applicants at Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry

The theme of the work is highly competitive and of considerable importance for improving health throughout life so as to ensure healthy ageing. Individual training will be provided in a range of biomedical research techniques, supplemented by group-based training in relevant theoretical and practical aspects of sleep and homeostatic control; in addition, students will be equipped with all the generic skills necessary for pursuing independent research.

Ideally, candidates should have experience in one or more of the experimental approaches mentioned as well as a firm knowledge of the basic principles of neuroscience and physiology; evidence of previous experience (undergraduate theses, publications) will help the selection process. Candidates who do not have direct relevant experience will be considered if they provide a short, but convincing, statement about why these themes interest them and what they expect to bring to the projects.

Applicants should have internationally recognized qualifications; only those demonstrating excellence will be considered. Applicants who are completing their undergraduate degrees may apply, provided they can substantiate their expectations of good final degrees.