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Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program  /  International PhD Program in Neuroscience - Call for application 2018 - Deadline 31/07/2018
publié le 07 juin 2018

The international PhD program in Neuroscience is part of the Bordeaux Neurocampus Graduate Program, supported by the University of Bordeaux Research Graduate School and selected as a French Initiative of Excellence.

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

 The program addresses a wide range of topics concerning complex brain functions and diseases. addresses a wide range of topics related to the complexity of brain function and diseases. The teams and partners have diverse as well as complementary expertise, that includes: biology of neural cells and synapses, animal and human behavior, 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.

 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 at the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience as a trainee or instructor 

 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 and a tentative list of 3 preferred PhD research projects among the list of PhD research projects.

2/ Personal interview (in person at Bordeaux Neurocampus if possible or via skype): 30 minutes to present academic background, research experience, motivation and arguments justifying the wish of the 3 preferred PhD research projects.

3/ Discussion and final validation with the PhD supervisor (the applicant is invited to directly contact and organize meetings with the PhD supervisors of its preferred PhD research projects during his stay for interviews).

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