Call for application: International PhD program in Neuroscience

Selected as a French Initiative of Excellence, the PhD program in Neuroscience focuses on knowledge, innovation and cross-disciplinarity. PhD students benefit from a variety of educational programs, ambitious training initiatives, international conferences and cutting-edge research facilities.

The International PhD training offer includes:
– Research projects in Bordeaux Neurocampus laboratories
– 100 hours of additional courses, with a balance between disciplinary (Neuroscience) and   complementary training.
– Monthly PhD seminar series currently organized by PhD students.
 Hands-on training workshops as a trainee or instructor at the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience.

All courses are delivered in English.

For the year 2018, the Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program offers 6 PhD positions.

Application requirements
– Hold a Master Degree in a relevant discipline
– Prove excellent academic and scientific level
– Demonstrate Experience in a research laboratory
– Have an adequate level in English

Admission process
Admission to the PhD Program involves 4 steps:
1/ Online application: personal details, documents to provide and choice of the 3 preferred PhD research project.
2/ Personal interview (in person at Bordeaux Neurocampus or via skype): 30 minutes to present academic background, research experience, motivation and arguments justifying the choice of 3 preferred PhD research projects
3/ Discussion and final validation with the PhD supervisor
4/ Pedagogical and administrative registration.
PhD students of the program are enrolled in the Life and Health Science Doctoral School of the University of Bordeaux.


 Deadline of Online Applications  31/07/2018
 Pre selection commission  September 2018
 Interviews (physical in Bordeaux or skype) and selection commission  3-5/10/2018
 Meet and validation with the thesis director  3-5/10/2018
 Finale notification October 2018
 Pedagogical, administrative registration and Start Fall 2018 – Deadline December 3d

– 6 Fellowships offered by the program
– Mobility grants are available upon application
– Annual university registration fees: approximatively 400 €

An integrated, innovative and cross-disciplinary international PhD program in neuroscience taking place within a vibrant scientific community. PhD students benefit from:
– The expertise of the  Bordeaux Neurocampus research laboratories covering  a wide variety of skills and technologies from basic to applied and translational research. Research laboratories
– Cuttting-edge facilities that feature technological innovations and provide graduates with hands-on training
– International mobility and/or training opportunities
– Access to international scientific networks via structured academic and industrial partnerships
– Career guidance services to support the professional insertion of graduates

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Online Application Deadline : July 31st, 2018
Program Starting Date : Fall 2018

Full time Duration : 3-4 years
Level obtained : PhD degree

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