Job ID: 99427

PhD fellowships – Neuroscience – GSN-LMU

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 February 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 October 2023

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Institution: Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-LMU)




What makes the PhD program at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-LMU) so attractive?

  • Interdisciplinarity: flexible degree structure and broad exposure to various research fields and projects;
  • Internationality: more than 60% of students come from abroad and thrive in the international environment;
  • Integrated Teaching Concept with comprehensive scientific training and ECTS-based grading;
  • Tradition and Excellence under the umbrella of LMU Munich and the Munich Center for Neurosciences (MCN-LMU).

The scientific environment at the GSN-LMU operates in one of the neuroscience hot-spots worldwide, offering excellent cutting-edge research opportunities. The structure of the GSN-LMU doctoral program combines seminars and coursework, based on individual backgrounds and research goals. As such, GSN-LMU students are encouraged to make suggestions of special method training workshops or leading scientists they would like to invite for seminars and discussions.

Fast-track PhD program

GSN-LMU offers the opportunity for especially qualified applicants holding a relevant bachelor’s degree to directly enter the PhD program. During the first two semesters of the Fast-Track program (Preparatory Year), students receive basic training in neuroscience, which is in close collaboration with the GSN-LMU associated Master programs “Neurosciences” and “Neurocognitive Psychology”.

In their Preparatory Year, Fast-Track PhD students can choose courses along either a Systemic-Cellular-Molecular Neuroscience focus or a Computational Neuroscience focus. Regardless of the selected focus, all students will also complete coursework within the other area, however, at a less intense level.

Application start: December 1st, 2022

Deadline for applications: February 15th, 2023

For further information and to apply, visit our homepage.

Desired skills and experience

Applicants for the GSN-LMU PhD program must hold an MSc or equivalent degree in biology, psychology, medicine, physics or related fields.


About us

The GSN is the teaching entity for the Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain & Mind (MCN-LMU), offering integrated programs of study which take students from their bachelor’s to a master’s or doctoral degree.

GSN-LMU is an interdisciplinary institution of 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.