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Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) - PhD Positions

The GSN is the teaching entity for the Munich Center for Neurosciences - Brain & Mind (MCN), offering an integrated program of study which takes students from their bachelor to a master or doctoral degree.

The GSN is an interdisciplinary institution of the LMU Munich supported by the German Excellence Initiative (Wissenschaftsrat and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), and is managed as a distinct institution governed by an interdisciplinary scientific board. The GSN awards a degree independent from the traditional university structure, which you can read more about here.

What makes the GSN so attractive?

  • Internationally recognized, cutting-edge research opportunities

  • Flexible degree structure

  • Broad exposure to various research fields

  • Support of interdisciplinary research projects

First of all, the scientific environment in which the GSN operates is one of the neuroscience hot-spots worldwide. Besides offering excellent cutting-edge research opportunities, the structure of a GSN degree program has many advantages to a traditional doctorate. Through a combination of seminars and coursework, GSN students keep a broad scope even as their own research becomes more focused.

A GSN stipend program supports interdisciplinary PhD research projects, facilitating interchange of ideas across the fields of neuroscience. Additionally the GSN offers special stipends for PhD projects in neurophilosophy, a field which is still being developed both in Germany and internationally.

One strength of the GSN doctoral program lies within its flexibility. As such GSN students are always encouaged to make suggestions of special method training workshops or leading scientists they would like to invite for GSN seminars and discussions.

Applications open on December 1, 2018 and the deadline is February 15, 2019 at 12:00 (noon) CET. Read more about the application.

Lara RoessigLMU Munich