The ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI) comprises more than 240 scientists including more than 40 Principal Investigators (PIs) grouped into 24 research groups, including the CRCN. It offers a dynamic and diverse research environment in all fields of brain research, from molecular and cellular neurobiology, to systems, cognitive, and clinical neurosciences.
In order to expand internationally and keep rising its level of excellence, UNI launched an International PhD Program in Neuroscience. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a top UNI laboratory of their choice, in a stimulating and diverse environment aligned with the highest International standards. They will be supported with a PhD Fellowship covering living expenses and tuition. In addition they will enjoy the international flavour of Brussels, a lively city in the heart of Europe. Find more details on this scholarships here.
Highly qualified candidates with a deep commitment to basic research are invited to apply. Applicants should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent).
Closing date for 2023 applications is February 28th. Selection will be completed by end of June. Accepted candidates may start research projects as early as October 2023.
We look forward to welcoming you at UNI and Brussels!
How to apply?
Applications: Deadline for receipt of the completed application is February 28th, 2023. Please note that the following Principal Investigators (PIs) will not be able to have open positions for the 2023 call: Gaétane Deliens (ACTE), Alban de Kerchove (Neurophysiology lab.), Patrick Laurent (C. Elegans Team), Karelle Leroy (Alzheimer disease & Tauopathies Research Group, Valérie Wittamer (Developmental Hematopoesis Lab).
Selection procedure: Completed applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of UNI group leaders. The short-listed candidates will be invited for Interviews in Spring 2023 (dates will be published closer to the time). Full details about the interview procedure will be sent to invited candidates.
Admission: Offers of admission will be made to the successful candidates shortly after the interview period. PhD Students will start their PhD research in Fall 2023.
Requirements: The UNI PhD Program language is English, and restricted to non-Belgian residents. Only candidates holding a diploma of Master in Science (or equivalent degree) will be considered. Candidates who do not have such a degree should provide evidence that they will obtain it within the 2022-2023 academic year.
Application Form: Application forms should be downloaded directly from this website (see link on the page). Complete the application form carefully and return it, together with any further documents, as a single pdf file, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of recommendation: In addition, we request letters of recommendation from two scientists/professors who are familiar with your academic work and who can judge your potential as a PhD student. Please forward the enclosed letters to the referees and ask them to send their letters of recommendation directly to the address above. These letters are an essential part of your application, and it is your responsibility to ensure that the referees write to us before February 28th, 2023.