We are happy to announce that the new International Research Training Group was funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and is going to start in April 2016!
The main topic of the new IRTG is the Neuroscience of Modulating Aggression and Impulsivity in Psychopathology.
We invite applications for doctoral researcher positions for the new IRTG!
General requirements for students:
The potential PhD candidates are expected to have a Masters (or Diploma) degree with highly above average grades mostly from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, biology, physics or biomedical engineering. The curriculum of the IRTG will be in English, facilitating the inclusion of international students. However, we would like to stress that for part of the clinical projects with patients, German-speaking students have an advantage for communication with patients (diagnostics, psychopathological assessment). Due to the strong international orientation of the IRTG, ideal candidates should have a sufficient command of the English language, both in writing and orally (comparable to TOEFL, IELTS-C1). Selected candidates will perform a joint (tandem) research projec, and will most probably have a different methodological background or field of research.
Instructions for application
Please email the following required documents to
- application form in pdf or doc format
- Curriculum Vitae
- a copy of degree certificate (Diploma / Master) including English translation
- English language proficiency test (if available)
- two letters of recommendation (one from the supervisor of your master/diploma thesis)
Referees can send the letter of recommendation directly to the IRTG if preferred.
- a short outline about your professional plans for the future
How do you link to the research topics of this IRTG? Please give also some information about your personal strengths (max. 1 page).
- Transcripts or degree certificates issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by English translations.
- For all languages other than English or German a certified translation will be compulsatory for employment.
- Applications will only be accepted via Email. Please attach all necessary documents as pdf- or jpg-files.
For informal enquiries, please contact the program coordinator, Prof. Dr. Ute Habel, at:
Prof. Dr. Ute Habel
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
P.S. A new website about the new IRTG is under construction. Please check for future announcements here.