Post-Synaptic Careers - Life after a Neuroscience Degree (A new Discussion Series with guest speakers)
What can one do after a degree in Neuroscience?
This discussion series will address this question through informal conversations with some successful non-academics with graduate degrees in neuroscience; the series will compliment IPN’s Pathways and Connections, which is the academic equivalent of Post-Synaptic Careers. This is your chance to talk to those who were once where you are. Ask the guest speakers about the often difficult decision to leave academia and the important, but sometimes serendipitous, connections that led them to where they are now.
On March 13th, the McGIll Integrated Program in Neuroscience will welcome prospective graduate students to meet faculty and current students from our program. Professors who are looking for graduate students in September 2013 and January 2014 will be present to talk about their research in neuroscience. Refreshments will be served.
The PhD degree in Neuroscience Requires:
- A laboratory research project - leading to a written PhD thesis
- Completion of four in-class courses during the duration of the studies. This must include PNI (NEUR 630), PNII (NEUR 631), and two others from our list of approved courses. Note: You do not need to add research courses for credit.
The research must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience.
A PhD thesis must:
The MIDAs program is being phased out in favour of a graduate funding mechanism that allows for the development of funding programs at the Faculty level. The MIDAs program will accept its last cohort of students in the Winter 2011 semester. International PhD students currently receiving the MIDAs will be grandfathered into the program and will continue to receive the MIDAs as long as they maintain their eligibility. For more information, please consult the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
As you know, the IPN has embarked on a Ph.D. Rotation Program, starting in September 2010. A few, hand-picked, talented students will be doing three three-month rotations during the first year of their studies.