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Else Kröner-Fresenius-Foundation funded joint Residency/PhD training program

In collaboration with the International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP), the Research College “Translational Psychiatry”, funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, offers a unique integrated setting for experimental and clinical research as part of a residency training program in psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Successful candidates begin with one year of clinical training, either at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University or the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. On completion of their first year, they then continue on to do a PhD within the IMPRS-TP program. After obtaining their PhD, candidates return to their residency program to complete their clinical training in psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Within the IMPRS-TP PhD program, residents are expected to study alongside researchers in natural sciences. Language proficiencies in English and German are compulsory.

The programme focuses on the following methods:

  • Molecular biology, histology
  • Neuroimaging, machine learning
  • Behavioral analysis, cognition in animal models
  • Neurophysiology, brain stimulation
  • Clinical studies, neuropsychology

Financial support is provided by contracts in the public sector (TV-Ärzte).

We welcome applications from candidates from all countries with a Medical Degree (completed by September 2016). Application deadline is September 15th 2016. All applications have to be submitted in English through our Online Application Tool ( Applications submitted by post or email will not be considered. Please refrain from applying if you already have a PhD.

For more information on the Else Kröner-Fresenius Research College, the IMPRS-TP program and how to apply, please visit