Doktorand (m/w/d) Approach Avoidance Research Training Group

  • Neurobiologie
  • 01.11.2024
  • Full-time
  • Fixed-Term

Application deadline: 15.06.2024

The DFG-funded Research Training Group 2660 on the Neural mechanisms of (mal)adaptive approach and avoidance behaviour invites excellent young scientists to apply for one of 13 open Ph.D. positions starting from November 2024. Payment is based on the German TV-L scale (E13, 65%). Positions will be funded for 3 years.

We offer

  • A strong and widely visible international research environment
  • An interdisciplinary and structured PhD program
  • Intensive support, mentoring and career development

Your Tasks

We are offering an open PhD position for the Reserach Training Group 2660: Approach-Avoidance! We are seeking highly qualified students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree with a background in one or several of the following fields: Neuroscience, Psychology, (Neuro)biology, Biomedical Sciences, or Biophysics.

The DFG-funded Research Training Group 2660 on the Neural mechanisms of (mal)adaptive approach and avoidance behaviour invites excellent young scientists to apply for open Ph.D. positions starting from November 2024. Payment is based on the German TV-L scale (E13, 65%). Positions will be funded for 3 years.

The RTG 2660 offers the unique opportunity to join a strong interdisciplinary team of researchers with a shared interest in studying approach and avoidance on multiple descriptive, interferential, and analytical levels. The research program emphasizes the translation of findings from basic to applied research and from animal models towards humans. 

Find more information on the application procedure

Your Profile

  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research​​​ 
  • Scientific interest in the neurobiology of approach and avoidance behaviour 
  • Openness to translational research perspectives linking research in animals, healthy human participants and patients 
  • Social competence and ability to work in a team 
  • Excellent English language skills 

This is what you can look forward to

  • Training and Continuing Education
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Collegiality
  • Sport and Fitness Options
  • Employee Events
  • Corporate Benefits

Become part of the team: Apply now!

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Philip Tovote
Kodirektor Institut für Klinische Neurobiologie
Tel: +49931 201 44052


Remuneration is in accordance with the relevant collective agreements. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if they are otherwise equally qualified.

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