Career - PhD programs

Information for Graduate Students

The Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology welcomes students of life sciences and medicine who would like to conduct their research for their bachelor, diploma, masters or PhD degree at the institute. PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to apply with one of our Graduate Schools (see below). In case of a direct application, please explain in detail the reasons why you would like to work in your group of choice. Your application should include a possible starting date, your CV and letters of reference. Direct applications are sent to the respective principal investigator (PI).

Please note that Max Planck Institutes do not award a PhD degree. PhD students at the institute therefore have to be enrolled at a university, too. Once you have agreed on a project with your future supervisor at the institute, we are happy to assist you with any formalities. All directors of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology are also members of the faculty of biology at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU):

Our research groups are part of the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences: From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS), the Graduate School for Systemic Neuroscience (GSN-LMU) and the International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP). For more information on the PhD programs and application procedures, please follow the links to the right.

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