Fellowships for Doctoral Students in Aachen
Brain-behavior relationship of normal and disturbed emotions in schizophrenia and autism
International Research Training Group (IRTG 1328)
The IRTG Schizophrenia and Autism is funded by the German Research Council (DFG). A network, comprising of the neuroscience research at the RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, provides an international curriculum in English with an obligatory and intense exchange with the University of Pennsylvania. The RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH already share an effective and broadly visible scientific cooperation in different research fields. To support the formation of a strategic alliance in the most promising of the existing and emerging joint research fields and to achieve a new quality of integration and collaboration between the institutions the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) was established. The relevant section for the IRTG JARA-BRAIN deals with translational brain medicine.
The participating institutions are: Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Child, Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy; Neurology; Computer Sciences; and the Institute of Neurosciences and Biophysics of the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH. These and associated institutions, will host the individual doctoral candidates with joint supervision by a partner in Pennsylvania (Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurology, Radiology, Biostatistics etc.). Research topics are focused on neuronal mechanisms involved in normal and disturbed emotion processing. The participants of the IRTG will learn and apply advanced brain imaging techniques including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (high-field MRI and fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG), receptor distribution and micro-structural architectonic brain mapping. A rotation program for students, researchers and professors with extensive German-American exchange is central to this IRTG (obligatory and funded are 6-12 months at the University of Pennsylvania).
The IRTG program for doctoral students seeking a degree in science or medicine (Dr. med., Dr. nat. med., Dr. rer. medic., Dr. rer. nat., Dr. phil.) provides fellowships of Euro 1.468,- per month (plus mobility and family surcharges if applicable) for a period of up to 3 years. It is anticipated that participants will complete a research project, under the joint supervision of researchers from Aachen-Juelich and Pennsylvania, to attain a doctoral degree within this time frame. Applicants can either chose on of the predefined projects from the website or propose an individual workprogram in their application.
Applicants for the doctoral stipends must hold a Master's degree or a German Diploma (or an equivalent degree) in a related field, be interested in neurobiological research in normal and disturbed emotions and have a good working knowledge of spoken and written English. The IRTG is intended to foster interdisciplinary research, so fellowships are available for applicants of many disciplines. 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 obligatory for employment.
Please send applications in accordance with the instructions given on www.irtg-schizophrenia-autism.de
Speakers of the program are
Prof. Frank Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, School of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University
and Prof. Ruben C. Gur, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Informal enquiries may be made to the coordinator of the program:
Prof. Ute Habel, Ph.D.
Phone +49 241 80 80368
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