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r’BIRTH is a new Marie-Curie Initial Training Network.

To apply for a r’BIRTH position, first select your project of interest and contact details for the supervisor from the links below. Send a motivation letter outlining which position you are interested in to the project supervisor. If you are interested in several projects, please email your application to each supervisor separately.  The letter should outline your career goals and why this position is of interest to you. Include a CV detailing your education performance (primary/secondary degree and scientific publication record, where relevant). Finally, include in the CV, contact details for two referees that have played a supervisory role in your career to date.

Click on the links below to find detailed project information and contact details for the host lab supervisor.  Career Stage: Early stage researcher (ESR) or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate). Experienced researcher (ER)  or 4-5 yrs (Post-Doc).

1. Molecular Regulation of Adult Neurogenesis in Anxiety and Depression. Åbo Akademi University (Finland). There are currently three vacant positions for two early stage researchers and one experienced researcher on this project. Detailed information on sub-projects can be found here.

2. Human Imaging of Neuroplastic Changes in Depression. Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). There are currently three vacant positions for this project, two Early Stage Researchers and one Experienced Researcher. Detailed information on sub-projects can be found here.

3. Signalling Intermediates and Protein Interactions Regulating Neurogenesis and Depression. University of Eastern Finland. There are two positions vacant for one early stage researcher and one experienced researcher. Detailed information on sub-projects can be found here.

4. Proteomic Approaaches to Neurogenesis. Lund University (Sweden). There are currently three vacant positions for early stage researchers on this project. Detailed information on sub-projects can be found here.

5. Multimodal Imaging for Correlates of GABAergic and Glutamatergic Neurotransmission in MDD patients. Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (Germany). There is one vacant position for an experienced researcher. More information can be found here.

6. Phage antibody generation for imaging of neurogenesis. Immunovia (Sweden). We seek an enthusiastic young researcher that will learn and exploit antibody engineering technologies such as those that use combinatorial library phage display to identify and subsequently perfect antigen-specific antibodies. Antibodies with properties appropriate for particular applications, for instance brain imaging or immunochemical analysis, will be developed by use of such technologies within this project. Contact and more information can be found here.

7. Measurement of Neuroactive Haptens in Tissues and body Fluids. Advanced Practical Diagnostics (Belgium). There is one vacant position for an early stage researcher. Information on the project and contact person can be found here.

8. Functional Impact of Neurogenesis on Adult Learning and Memory. The University of Nottingham (UK). There is one vacant position for an early stage researcher. More detailed information on the project can be found here.

9. Epigenetic Analysis of Depression. Bejing Genomics Institute-Europe (Denmark). There is one vacant position for an early stage researcher. Detailed information on the project can be found here.

Elligibility criteria: An early stage researcher (ESR) is a researcher who at the time of recruitment has not yet been awarded a doctorate degree and is in the first 4 years of his/her researcher career. An experienced researcher (ER) is a researcher who at the time of recruitment is 1) is in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it, or has at least four years of full-time equivalent research experiecne and 2) has less than five years of full-time equivalent researcher experience.

Mobility requirements: At the time of recruitment, the researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project.

Nationality: the researcher can be of any nationality

The basis for calculating the gross monthly living allowance of the recruited researchers is given in
the following calculation:

Early stage researcher employment contract : 38,000€ (or equivalent) per year + weighting for host country + mobility allowance of 700€ per month (researcher without family) or 1000€ per month (researcher with family).

Experienced researcher employment contract: 58,500€ per year + weighting for host country + mobility allowance of 700€ per month (researcher without family) or 1000€ per month (researcher with accompanying family).

These amounts include the provisions for all compulsory deductions under national applicable legislation. NOTE: The living allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the researcher. Consequently, the net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts.