8 PhD Positions in Neuroscience
The international PhD College SPIN – Signal Processing in Neurons announces 8 PhD fellowships in Neuroscience starting in Fall 2012. The program is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and is jointly run by Innsbruck Medical University and the University of Innsbruck including 12 departments.
SPIN was set up to allow multidisciplinary interaction at the interface of molecular and clinical neuroscience. Our aim is to reach a new level of understanding of the fundamental integrative processes that govern the signaling within and between nerve cells under normal and pathological conditions. Training in SPIN is designed to enable young researchers to reach a level of excellence that will allow them to compete for the most attractive post-doc positions in academic and industrial environments. In order to obtain a PhD at our institution, students must carry out an experimental study and complete the courses in the PhD curriculum.
We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality and we are looking forward to your application for a PhD fellowship in our program.
- duration of degree: 3 years
- degree: PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
- program language: English
- entry requirements: life sciences, bioinformatics, chemistry, pharmacy, psychology or human medicine graduate
- recruitment procedure: written application, web-based exam, personal interview
- individual supervision and monitoring (students have their individual thesis steering committee)
- a highly structured SPIN-specific educational program
- laboratory rotations in the twelve participating institutions
- funded research exchange with international laboratories
- retreats and social activities
- guaranteed salary as suggested by the Austrian Science Fund (currently € 1, 933.30 gross per month) for the proposed 3-years, health insurance and social benefits
- state-of-the art facilities and resources
- personal and career development
Please submit the following documents by email (a single, named document in PDF format) to the following address SPIN@i-med.ac.at until May 31st, 2012:
- an informal statement that gives insight into your qualifications and interest in specific areas
- CV and current photograph
- certificates of your Master degree (with indication of credit system)
- two letters of recommendation
PhD students are selected on the basis of their application materials, a web-based subject test and a personal interview at Innsbruck Medical University.
For further information go to www.neurospin.at or watch our film on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKvH4barn9s."