International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP)

Upcoming fully funded PhD Positions in Neurosciences and Translational Psychiatry research, including a residency/PhD track option for medical doctors

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There are no tuition fees for this PhD program.
We welcome applications through our online application portal starting on August 15, 2023 for a start in fall 2024. The application deadline will be on October 31, 2023.

The International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP) is offering PhD positions in molecular, cellular, and systemic psychiatric research to outstanding students. During the course of their studies, students are exposed to a wide range of scientific questions and methods covering molecular medicine, neuroscience, and clinical psychiatry. Methods range from molecular genetics in animal models to neuroimaging and computational approaches.

Research in a translational setting

In addition to traditional PhD positions, IMPRS-TP offers a unique integrated PhD/residency program in psychiatry to exceptional medical doctors. Highlighting the translational facet, doctoral students will receive insights into clinical aspects of the disease, and trainee medical doctors gain PhD level research expertise while also developing their clinical skills.

Receive exceptional training for a successful career in research, clinic, and academia! Structured curriculum: Core Courses | Lecture Series | Methods Workshops | Transferable Skills 

Topics addressed in the program’s structured curriculum range from molecular and cellular neuroscience, behavioral assessments, electrophysiology, brain imaging to psychological and clinical measures and outcomes, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics and scientific writing 

Work in an environment of scientific excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration

IMPRS-TP is a joint initiative of leading scientists from the Max Planck Institutes of Psychiatry (MPI-P) and Biological Intelligence (MPI-BI), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Helmholtz Center Munich, University of Augsburg and Technical University of Munich (TUM). Further collaborations have been established with the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS), the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN), Martinsried, Germany, and King’s College London, UK. 

Call for applications

IMPRS-TP welcomes applications from doctoral candidates from any country who hold a Master of Science (or an equivalent degree) in a relevant field or a Medical Degree. Applications from trainee medical doctors with laboratory experience are particularly encouraged. IMPRS-TP will only accept applications submitted through our online application tool - which goes live in August and will be available on our website at

Applications submitted by mail or email will not be considered.

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