Early Career Researcher – 20 months job position

CEN is delighted to announce a 20-month full-time position for a talented and enthusiastic early career researcher (pre-PhD) at The Defense Circuits Lab (W├╝rzburg. Germany)

The project investigates neural circuits and computations that mediate cerebellar signals during emotional states in mouse models. Candidates with (neuro)biological, physics, engineering or computational backgrounds, a strong interest in systems neuroscience approaches, and how complex states are controlled by neural circuits are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be offered a 20-month salary including mobility allowance and family allowance (if applicable) in line with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 requirements for Early Stage Researchers.

Structure of the programme

The candidate will join an outstanding team of researchers with projects spanning cellular, circuit, computational and neuroimaging approaches to study cerebellar contributions to emotional behaviors in health and disease, training a new generation of scientists with expert knowledge in both basic and clinical research.  In addition to using cutting edge techniques enabling discovery science, you will benefit from close network interactions across the consortium, including joint meetings and laboratory internships. You will also get first-hand experience of private biotech companies, NGOs, rehabilitation clinics and national and international patient self-help groups to broaden your horizons and provide you with an unrivalled opportunity to link academic research with commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Eligibility Criteria

Innovative Training Networks are limited to researchers (Early Stage Researchers; ESRs) who, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and procedures for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not counted.

Application form

Please, complete this application form and send it to sara.alvira@bristol.ac.uk by the 30th July 2023 (23:55 CEST)


For any questions related to the research project, please, contact tovote_p@ukw.de 
For questions related to the application process , please, contact sara.alvira@bristol.ac.uk