Career & Funding

CTNR Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) Programme

The CTNR provides the framework for an educational programme for doctoral candidates of CTNR members. The doctoral researcher get the possibility to be supervised by a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC aims to provide guidance for both the doctoral candidate and their supervisors, in order for them to reach a successful end of the project.

  • The TAC consists of 3 CTNR members (supervisors).
  • The TAC Meetings will be organised by the doctoral candidates.
  • Typically, the TAC meets twice in the 1st year and once per year thereafter (initial and annual report meetings).
  • For each TAC meeting, a written report and an oral presentation has to be prepared by the doctoral candidate.
  • The meetings focus on the evaluation of the report, presentation, research performance and theoretical knowledge, the evaluation of the thesis project and work done so far, and recommendations for the following year.

More information about the CTNR TAC Programme (PDF).

Templates

For each TAC meeting, a written report and an oral presentation (max. 30 minutes) has to be prepared by the doctoral candidate.
The results of the meetings are filled out and summarized by the supervisors during the meetings in the evaluation report.

Initial Report Meeting

First Annual Meeting

 

Second Annual Meeting

Third Annual Meeting

 

Pool of CTNR TAC members

The doctoral candidates are free to choose the supervisors faculty wide. As a selection, the CTNR provides a pool of potential TAC members who have declared their willingness to join. Doctoral candidates can choose and contact them as potential supervisors (also unrelated to the subject).

University Medicine Rostock:

University of Rostock:

CTNR Medical Scientist Programme in Neurosciences

The CTNR Neuro Medical Scientist Programme includes the financial support of positions (up to 12 months) for medical scientists/doctoral candidates with a focus on neurosciences. Medical Scientists are (non-physician) medical researchers in theoretical, preclinical and clinical subjects, as well as non-medical researchers in other fields (e.g. cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, etc.).

The position will be advertised according to availability of funds.

More information about the programme (PDF).

Application template

Clinician Scientist Programmes at the University Medicine Rostock

To improve the recruiting of young clinical scientific researchers and to support their specific challenges concerning compatibility of research and clinical work, the University Medicine Rostock (UMR) established a Rostock Academy for Clinician Scientists (RACS). In order to create efficient incentives for an academic/research career besides medical training, 15 positions for an advanced training in a clinical specialty/subspecialty (ärztliche Weiterbildungsstellen) are advertised. The key element of the program is the research protected time of two years within the specialist/subspecialist training time to conduct a theoretical research project.

More information about the Rostock Academy for Clinician Scientists

CTNR Clinician Scientist Programme in Neurosciences

In addition to RACS, the CTNR offers two Clinician Scientist positions in the Neurosciences for the research protected time of two years within the specialist/subspecialist training time to conduct a theoretical research project in the field of Neurosciences. The programme consists of an individual clinical, scientific and soft skill educational curriculum under the umbrella of the Rostock Academy for Clinician Scientists (RACS, see above).

Application information. (Template project description, template CV).

CTNR Neuro Clinician Scientists

2019 - 2021

Dr. med. Maxi Kersten

Since 2015, Dr. Kersten is a resident at the Department of Neurology and member of a clinical research group for movement disorders and deep brain stimulation. As a Neuro Clinician Scientist, Dr. Kersten will work on "Functional characterization of the basal ganglia-cortex network to improve individual clinical efficacy of deep brain stimulation in movement disorders".

The clinical mentor of Dr. Kersten is Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Storch (Department of Neurology) and the scientific mentor is Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Köhling (Oscar-Langendorff- Institute of Physiology).

 

2020 - 2022

Dr. med. Felix Streckenbach

Since 2018, Dr. Streckenbach is a resident at the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Medical Center Rostock and member of the clinical research group in Neuroradiology. As a Neuro Clinician Scientist, Dr. Streckenbach will work on the “development of a biodegradable stent for intracranial aneurysms”.

The clinical mentor of Dr. Streckenbach is Prof. Dr. med. Marc-André Weber (Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology) and the scientific mentors are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Grabow and Prof. Dr.-Ing Klaus-Peter Schmitz (Institute for Biomedical Engineering).

The monthly newsletter is a free service of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Neurosciences Rostock.
It provides information about recent funding opportunities, awards, training opportunities and events in the field of neurosciences.

The following links give an overview about further funding opportunities for projects, positions, travel etc.

Overview about Foundations, Associations and Awards