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PhD Positions in Cellular and Systems Neuroscience in Germany

Heidelberg University is delighted to offer the PhD Positions in Cellular and Systems Neuroscience in Germany for the academic year 2021-2022.

The project aims at understanding the role of cortico-thalamocortical communication in the somatosensory system. The research is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Thomas Kuner (Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology), involving a vibrant environment and a wide array of techniques and expertise.

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Heidelberg University is a public research university with the purpose of developing knowledge and skills for the benefit of present and future generations in an atmosphere of open-mindedness and tolerance for persons and ideas.

Why study at Heidelberg University? In addition to academic and social commitments, Heidelberg University places a high value on student and young researcher training. It provides for early integration into research subjects and procedures by applying novel concepts for research-based teaching.

Application Deadline: October 3, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Heidelberg University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: German Students
  • The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: Germany
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Cellular and Systems Neuroscience
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
  • Data analysis and programming skills using MATLAB/Python/R etc. are strongly preferred and thus applicants with strong experimental skills and a flair for handling large datasets are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To enroll at the university, applicants must have to take admission at the university.
  • Supporting Documents: Submit your official transcripts of academic records from every postsecondary institution attended for at least one year as a full-time student, statement of purpose, Contact details of two referees + two reference letters from these referees, and CV.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have master’s degree in life-science, preferentially neuroscience, neurobiology or related areas. Experimental experiences in neurosciences (neurophysiology and/or behaviour) are a prerequisite.
  • Language Requirement: Students must have to complete the language requirements of the university.


Heidelberg University will provide the salary for applicants in Germany.

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