PhD Position: Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (Full-Time) 2021

The International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity(IMPRS NeuroCom) invites outstanding students with master’s degrees or equivalent to apply for a PhD position in the field of cognitive neuroscience and methods in cognitive neuroscience.

The IMPRS NeuroCom is based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, and Leipzig University. It also closely partners with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, UK.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Location: UK

The IMPRS NeuroCom aims to recruit and educate motivated, independent, self-organized, and highly talented scientists who wish to extend their knowledge and research experience in a structured 3-year PhD program in order to pursue a successful career in

  • cognitive neuroscience,
  • clinical neuroscience,
  • neurophysics, or other methods in cognitive neuroscience.

Gross salary of €1.828 based on the guidelines of the German public sector pay scale (TVöD).

Job Requirements

To qualify for this position

  • Applicants must hold a very good Master’s degree or qualified equivalent awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution
  • The study program should include an extensive original research project and a written thesis in disciplines such as neuroscience, psychology, medicine, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, physics, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, or related fields
  • Research experience is essential for successful candidates
  • Students nearing completion of their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply
  • Proficiency in oral and written English is crucial.
Application Process
Applications should be submitted electronically through the online application system including single .pdf-file containing the following documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names of two academic referees
  • Cover letter explaining the motivation and reasons for pursuing a PhD at IMPRS NeuroCom, and describing personal research interests and academic goals
  • Title and abstract of their Master’s thesis
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Copy of Master’s degree or equivalent degree
  • List of publications
  • Certificate of proficiency in English
  • All documents that are not in English or German have to be translated by an officially approved translation office.

To apply, click here

Application Deadline: November 15, 2020

For more information, visit the official site