Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program

Interdisciplinary Neuroscience PhD Program

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the University of Tübingen invite students from all over the world to apply for their interdisciplinary 5-year PhD program leading to a PhD in Neuroscience. Full funding will be available for top-ranked applicants.

We are seeking talented, curious and open-minded young scientists with strong backgrounds in neuroscience, biomedical sciences, computational science, applied mathematics, statistics, artificial intelligence, or engineering. Successful candidates will possess a burning aspiration to shape the future of neuroscience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, environment.

The application deadline is December 15, 2019.

The PhD program is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the University of Tübingen. It is closely affiliated with the renowned Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience, the centerpiece of neuroscience training in Tübingen. Students (who should have been awarded a Bachelor's degree by September 2020) will receive a broad interdisciplinary training in neuroscience, including expert teaching by international renowned scientists and individual and intensive mentoring.


Potential research topics cover a variety of fields in systems neuroscience, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, computational neuroscience, translational and clinical neuroscience as well as cellular and molecular neuroscience.

Teaching and research is conducted in English. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. We actively encourage applications from persons with disabilities.

Why choose Tübingen?

Neuroscience in Tübingen comprises more than 100 active research groups covering the full breadth of modern experimental and computational topics, excelling in essentially all cutting-edge methods, and providing productive links to excellent clinical research. This combination of a broad spectrum of methods and perspectives with a remarkable number of internationally competitive institutes close by in a small city makes the Neuroscience in Tübingen unique in Germany, and at the forefront in Europe.

Tübingen Research Campus
The Tuebingen Research Campus aims to further intensify cooperation among local research institutes and to offer joint services to scientists interested in joining us.
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