Job ID: 117535

IN-CODE offers 13 Ph.D. positions in Neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 March 2024

City: Freiburg or Berlin

Country: Germany

Institution: University of Freiburg, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin or the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



The Collaborative Research Centre IN-CODE is seeking highly motivated PhD students for 13 exciting projects in the field of Neuroscience.

IN-CODE is a new Collaborative Research Centre between the University of Freiburg, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Our international teams will allow for collaborative work to obtain multidisciplinary insights into the role of inhibition in the control and encoding of information in local circuits and complex brain functions. Exploring the varied morphologies, properties, and connectivities of interneurons, and understanding their role in dynamically adapting the network to changing computational demands, we aim to uncover fundamental insights into how interneurons influence the shaping of cortical population codes.

The chosen PhD students will be based either in Freiburg or Berlin, enrolling in the respective local graduate schools, SGBM (Spemann graduate school of Biology and Medizine) in Freiburg or ECN (Einstein Center for Neurosciences) in Berlin. Additionally, they will have access to the qualification program provided by the entire network.”

We offer:

  • an outstanding scientific environment in the Collaborative Research Center IN-CODE
  • an excellent supervision and career preparation program
  • training in cutting-edge technologies and transferable skills
  • a work contract with payment according to the German tarif system

Your profile:

  • self-motivated and highly qualified student holding an MSc or equivalent (e.g. German diploma) in a relevant discipline
  • we also welcome applicants from candidates who are about to complete their MSc
  • drive to actively shape your own research project and career

How to apply:

For both locations please check out the available projects and instructions on how to apply here:

Application deadline: February 16, 2024.

Interviews will be held online in mid-March, and decisions will be communicated to the candidates shortly after. Selected applicants will be able to start in spring/summer 2024.