The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain & Behavior

Upcoming PhD Positions in Neurobiology of Behavior | IMPRS for Brain & Behavior

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Thanks to all the academics who submitted their application!

The application deadline has passed and the selection process started. More information for the new call-out will come up during this Autumn 2023. Stay tuned!

Looking to start your career in neuroscience? Fascinated by animal behavior and the underlying neural circuitry? Apply to our fully-funded, international PhD program in the Max Planck Society!

IMPRS for Brain & Behavior is a PhD program in Bonn, Germany that offers a multidisciplinary PhD training and research program in the field of neuroethology. The research groups in the program aim to understand how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the diversity of animal behavior. Gaining a full understanding of brain circuity underlying a specific behavior requires a combination of research approaches focusing on different levels of detail - ranging from the anatomical reconstruction of neural circuits to imaging the activity of neurons in the brains of freely moving animals and the quantitative behavioral analysis of natural behavior. 

IMPRS for Brain & Behavior is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar (MPINB), the University of Bonn, and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn.

The Projects

16 labs with a broad variety of research projects are seeking outstanding PhD candidates to discover new frontiers in neuroethology. See our website ( for further information on our faculty. Successful candidates will work in an interdisciplinary and international environment, embedded in the vibrant scientific community in Bonn, Germany.

Your Profile

  • Proven track record of academic and research excellence
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering (or Bachelor’s degree in medicine)
    (Degree should be concluded before admission to the PhD, latest by November 2023)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Prior research experience is advantageous

Our Offer

  • Immersion in a stimulating scientific culture of interaction and international cooperation
  • State-of-the-art facilities with novel scientific technologies and advanced infrastructure
  • Possibility of lab rotations in the first 6 months of your PhD
  • Neuroethology boot camp
  • Flexible starting date between February and November
  • Dedicated support and mentoring personnel
  • Competitive salary funded for the whole duration of studies and no tuition fees
  • A multitude of training opportunities and career support
  • Travel grants to join international conferences

You will need: CV, letter of motivation, contact info for 2 referees, academic certificates, and transcripts. Only online applications are accepted.

We are looking forward to your application!

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