Transfer of Know-How :

Training of short duration

CPN welcomes students for internships that allow them to acquire laboratory techniques or to initiate them into research. The trainees are students in BTS (two year technical degree), IUT (University Institute of Technology), students with the level of General Certificate of Secondary Education (« Brevet des Collèges » in France)...

The trainees' applications can be sent by mail or email (see contact page).
We advise the students to indicate the team (s) in which they wish to do an internship. Their request will be sent to the corresponding team leader(s) and also posted on the Intranet. Otherwise, their application will be posted only on the Intranet.

Trainees in Master's degree

CPN is also involved in training students by welcoming trainees of doctoral schools to which its teams are attached. Research programs are defined by the team leader and the internship supervisor.

► Areas of training

• Life Sciences
• Neuroscience
• Developmental Biology

Number of internships at CPN (by year and type)


PhD students
After completing their Master degree, students can pursue their thesis within the CPN

Distribution of PhD students per team


Post-doctoral work experience

To complete their training course, holders of a PhD can apply for a post-doctoral work experience in one of our teams of basic or clinical research.

Distribution of postdocs in teams




CPN trains its students to communicate through the Journal Club. The latter, by the choice of articles offered, aims :
• To facilitate the interaction between teams of the Centre through the topics covered by the article.
• To promote a critical approach to research topics, issues, and methodology.
• To develop a constructive synthesis, generating discussion and dialogue.

Also a Journal Club session will see:

• The presentation and analysis of an article directly related to the themes of the Centre: Neurosciences and Psychiatry, making it seem new methodologies, techniques and / or marking an effort to open.
• Discussions and reasoned criticism allowing debates in the Assembly.

Frequency and Programming

Frequency of once every 15 days on Tuesday is maintained.
Stakeholders can plan the date of intervention.

The journal club can be in the form of Progress Report: This is a session to do the point on the progress of the work completion of thesis. The PhD student presents the progression of its work at the end of the first year before his final defense (the presentation is divided as follows: introduction / results / perspectives / solutions proposed and finally the opinions and / or advice from public ).

Registrations are on themes free and without representative, with the goal of receiving at least two tenured researchers.


To complete this training in communication, students are encouraged to participate in various scientific events in which they can present their work as a poster or oral communications.



Campus France - Students: Research Internship Program Globalink 2016 - France Canada

The student call for applications for Globalink Research Internships is now open. The deadline for applications is September 24, 2015, at 4 p.m. PDT.
The Globalink Research Internship is a 12-week research project for high-achieving senior undergraduates from international universities from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
Starting May 2016, approved students travel to Canada, where they work with a faculty supervisor and other researchers at their host universities.
Interns receive:

  • Accommodations and student stipend
  • Professional development workshops
  • Local Globalink Mentors

For more information, visit the Globalink Research Internships web page

Mitacs would like to thank Industry Canada, the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, and Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies. Mitacs is pleased to work with international partners to support Globalink, including Australia’s Universities Australia, Brazil’s le Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, the China Scholarship Council, Campus France, India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Education, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education, and Tunisia’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.