The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure,and Plasticity is based at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, and the University of Leipzig (Germany). The IMPRS also involves the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, UK. The graduate programme will start with the Summer Semester 2012 at the University of Leipzig (1 April, 2012). The IMPRS on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity offers a unique interdisciplinary graduate programme to study the functional, structural, and plastic bases of human communication through an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Its overriding goal is to train PhD students in multidisciplinary aspects involved in communicative action. Besides behavioral work, the programme draws on elaborate modern imaging techniques, including a 7-Tesla MRI scanner and a 306-channel MEG system.
Requirement for successful candidates for the PhD programme is a Master’s (or qualified equivalent) degree in disciplines like computer science, linguistics, neurobiology, neurology, physics, psychiatry, psychology, or related fields. Candidates near to completion may also submit applications, indicating the expected date of completion.
Further requirements for successful candidates include: -outstanding academic performance. -excellent oral and written English language skills. -aptitude for original, independent, and creative work. -(desirable) experience conducting research, preferrably with results published or submitted for publication.