Call for applications for the “Junior Career Research Stipend´´ for students of Medicine or Biology
Apply by December 10th, 2023
The Heidelberg Pain Consortium (SFB 1158), funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), encourages the applications for the stipend as personal funding ad personum for the student. This 6-month (40 hours/month) stipend will be provided to support meritorious medical students, with interest particularly in pain research, over the period of their MD thesis in 2024.We can also support master’s student for the period of their master’s thesis. The students will have the opportunity to work in an international scientific environment providing support for developing their career.
The SFB 1158 Consortium ‘From nociception to chronic pain: Structure-function properties of neural pathways and their reorganisation’ was established in Heidelberg, Germany in July 2015 and is currently in its third funding period. Nineteen multidisciplinary scientific projects involving forty two groups spanning diverse top-class clinical and basic research institutions make this a remarkably vibrant and comprehensive collaborative centre.
Research in this consortium promises to deliver a structural and functional understanding of circuits and networks underlying sensory and affective components of pain and their modulation by circumstances which induce structural reorganization and functional plasticity, including disease states and negative emotions. Optimization or development of new strategies that serve as a basis for therapeutic interventions against chronic pain will be a strong focus.
How to apply: The interested candidate has to write a research proposal (maximally 2 pages) and may contact the PI of the project for additional information. The candidate can apply only for one project. The application documents should include the proposal and CV including grades from key exams (for e.g. Abitur and Physikum for MD students).
Please send the application documents exclusively to: email@example.com.
The following projects are available:
Open Phd and Postdoc positions to study Neural Circuits of Pain in Heidelberg, Germany
The Heidelberg Pain Consortium (SFB 1158) ‘From nociception to chronic pain: Structure-function properties of neural pathways and their reorganisation’ was established in Heidelberg, Germany in July 2015. Twenty multidisciplinary projects involving forty one groups spanning diverse top-class clinical and basic research institutions make this a remarkably vibrant and comprehensive collaborative centre.
Research in this collaborative research centre (CRC) promises to deliver a structural and functional understanding of circuits and networks underlying sensory and affective components of pain and their modulation by circumstances which induce structural reorganization and functional plasticity, including disease states, negative emotions and stress. A mechanistic analysis of chronic neuropathic pain of peripheral and central origin in rodent models and in human patients, serving as a basis for therapeutic interventions, will be a strong focus. Particularly, the next 4 years will be focused on developing therapeutic interventions in clinical and preclinical contexts.
In this consortium, we serve the academic colleagues by supporting initiatives that are of strategic importance for the research and development of the CRC. We are strongly committed to support the young researchers at an early career stage via mentoring, developing their soft-skills, providing a networking environment and financial aid for the exchange and development of ideas. We facilitate internationalization of young researchers by actively connecting them with acclaimed international scientists around the world. We strongly believe in equity and diversity in research environment and promoting work-life balance of our scientists.
The following positions are currently open for applications. For more information and to apply, please contact the respective principal investigator(s).
Title of the position (for more information, please click on the title to download the PDF):
Dr. Beatrice Oehler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heidelberg University Hospital, Dept. of Anaesthesiology, Heidelberg, Germany (Website)
until June 2027
Dr. med. Sebastian Wieland (Sebastian.email@example.com)
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department for Functional Neuroanatomy, Heidelberg, Germany (Website)
PhD or Postdoc
Fall / Winter 2023
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Heike Tost (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Central Institute of Mental Health, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Mannheim, Germany (Website)
Dr. Amit Agarwal (email@example.com)
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Heidelberg, Germany (Website)
Dr. Manuela Simonetti (), Institute for Pharmacology, Heidelberg, Germany (Website)
1 year renewable (up to 4)
renewable (up to 4)Dr. Jamila Andoh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany (Website)
Name of the PI: Dr. Vijayan Gangadharan
Website of your institute/department: https://ddz.de/en/research/institute-for-vascular-and-islet-cell-biology/junior-research-group-preclinical-diabetic-neuropathy/
As soon as possible
Name of the PI: Rohini Kuner
Email address: email@example.com
Website of your institute/department: www.sfb1158.de