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Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program  /  Call for International PhD Positions in Neuroscience for 2023
publié le 13 décembre 2022

The Bordeaux Neurocampus PhD Program is part of the University of Bordeaux Research Graduate School and supported by the state-funded program "Investments for the future". 

Each year, the International PhD Program offers additional fully-funded PhD positions on a fixed-term contract lasting 3 years.

The PhD Program takes place within the research laboratories of the dynamic and international neuroscience community of the Bordeaux Neurocampus.

The program addresses a wide range of topics concerning complex brain functions and diseases. The teams and partners have a diverse as well as complementary set of expertise, including biology of neural cells and synapses, animal and human behaviour, physiology of neural networks, mechanisms of neurodegenerative and mental disorders. Multidisciplinary technological approaches and multiscale analyses are employed, at the molecular, cellular, systemic, behavioral, and clinical levels 

PhD students benefit from a variety of educational programs, ambitious training initiatives, international conferences and top quality research facilities. It represents a minimum of 100 hours of courses over the duration of the thesis, with a balance between disciplinary (neuroscience) and transversal training.

 The International PhD training offer includes:

Research projects in Bordeaux Neurocampus laboratories covering a wide range of expertise and technologies from basic to applied and translational research

Monthly PhD seminar series in neuroscience and complementary disciplines which provides students with scientific culture on several topics

Hands-on training workshops as a trainee or an instructor in cutting-edge facilities at the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience 

- International mobility opportunities via structured academic partnerships

- Access to research networks through the wide community of local and international renowned scientists from various and complementary disciplines

- Career guidance services to support to support perspectives in and out of academia following the thesis.

 All courses are delivered in English.


Requirements :

-         Hold a Master degree* in a relevant discipline

-         Prove an excellent academic and scientific level

-         Demonstrate previous experience in a research laboratory

-         Have an adequate level of English to follow and participate in courses, projects, seminars, workshops, etc.

*Applicants are expected to hold their Master diploma for the registration step at the very latest.

Admission to the PhD program involves 4 steps:

1/ Online application for pre-selection: personal and academic details, documents to be provided

2/ Personal interview (in person or by video call): 30 minutes to present your academic background, research experience and motivation for your 3 preferred PhD research projects (among a list of available PhD research projects, published after the pre-selection step).

3/ Discussion and final validation with the PhD supervisor (the applicants are invited to directly contact and organize meetings with the PhD supervisors of their choosing during their stay for interviews).

4/ Registration at the Life and Health Science Doctoral School of the University of Bordeaux.