A fully funded PhD and postdoctoral position in neuroethology / systems neuroscience

Trainee positions are available at the newly-established Max Planck Research Group “Instinctive Behaviour Circuits”, headed by Vanessa Stempel at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt am Main.

Are you excited about neuroethology and systems neuroscience? The newly established group “Instinctive Behaviour Circuits”, headed by Vanessa Stempel, works on the neural mechanisms of flexible instinctive behaviours and is looking for doctoral students and postdocs to join their team! The lab will employ state-of-the-art in vivo neural activity recordings and manipulation experiments in ethologically-relevant behavioural tasks in mice, and combine these with molecular, cellular and circuit-level analyses in vitro.

The group is also welcoming applications for BSc and MSc research projects!

Please get in touch with us via email at

Lab website:

More information about the Ph.D. position here
More information about the Postdoctoral position here