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Current available positions at DANDRITE

DANDRITE and the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine invite candidates for the position as Group Leader in Neuroscience

DANDRITE - the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience and the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine - performs basic and translational research in neuroscience and brain disorders. We aim at unraveling the mechanisms that explain cellular communication and computation networks in brain circuitries, and how these are affected in neurodevelopment and neurological and psychiatric disorders.

DANDRITE was established in 2013 with financial support from the Lundbeck Foundation and is hosted by Aarhus University, an international, top-ranking university.

We now invite outstanding candidates for the position as Group Leader with an initial 5-year appointment and the opportunity for a 4-year extension following the EMBL model. The position comes with an attractive start-up package, access to state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure, and an affiliation as DANDRITE-AIAS fellow at the Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies, plus ample opportunities to engage with a wide and inspiring interdisciplinary and international research community.

DANDRITE expects to recruit one or two new group leaders via this call.

The positions are available from January 1st or as soon possible hereafter. 

Group Leader position with an attractive start-up package

The new Group Leader will establish an independent research programme within the fields of molecular, cellular, and translational neuroscience. For this call, we encourage applications from candidates with programmes in brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders of the nervous system. However, we welcome all applicants with strong neuroscience programmes to apply.

The new Group Leader is expected to introduce novel topics and tools, strengthen synergies of ongoing DANDRITE research, and build a programme at the international level that can also support collaborations of interdisciplinary and translational neuroscience within Danish and international neuroscience. The new Group Leader is offered an attractive start package of EUR 1.6M for the first five years and further funding can be expected from national and international funding bodies including a significant presence of private foundations supporting basic and translational research in Denmark. Specific support programmes are available for collaborations with other neuroscience communities in Denmark and for capital investments in equipment.

The Danish Node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership

DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, which is a joint venture between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Universities of Helsinki/Finland, Oslo/Norway, Umea/Sweden, and Aarhus/Denmark. The four nodes of the Partnership adhere to the EMBL model for research organization, training, and evaluation, and are primarily organized by Group Leader programmes defining research bottom-up. The Partnership provides joint access to research infrastructures, including databases, facilities, and instrumentation, as well as to clinical materials, networks, and training activities.


The DANDRITE Group Leader will be selected using quality criteria and assessments at the level of EMBL Group Leader position. The focus is on scientific excellence and the potential to collaborate with existing DANDRITE Group Leaders. Current approaches and model systems at DANDRITE cover a broad range of neuroscience (please find information about all the research groups here). To qualify for a Group Leader position, the candidate

  • Should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent and an appropriate level of postdoctoral training.
  • Should present a substantial track record of relevance to (but not necessarily limited to) neuroscience.
  • Present an independent research proposal that demonstrates the potential to identify compelling new questions and ideas in neuroscience to be pursued at DANDRITE and with the leverage of existing or developing activities at NeuroCampus Aarhus.
  • Should add new areas to the existing research at DANDRITE
  • Is acquainted with project management, for instance through student supervision, teaching, and project leadership.
  • Possesses the ability to collaborate, guide and build relationships.

Particular weight will be given to scientific proficiency and visionary proposals. We will consider candidates at a level that corresponds to ERC starting grants. Group Leaders will be employed with a salary at the level of an Associate Professor.

Postdoc in electrophysiological measurements for solar cell retinal implants

The Yonehara group at DANDRITE- Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience, Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of retinal electrophysiology as of 1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for up to 10 months.

Open call for undergraduate scholarstipends - Danish Society for Neuroscience

Danish Society for Neuroscience has just open for applications for undergraduate scholarships

The scholarstipends are for students within the natural sciences.

A full stipend (120.000 DKK covers one year salary and 20.000 DKK running costs) to support pre-graduate training in neuroscience. The purpose is to offer, to the best and most promising students, working on their master thesis project or a sabbatical/intern research project, the opportunity to dedicate extra time to the project. Stipends can be given for 6-12 months.


The students together with her/his supervisor defines the research project which is to be conducted at a Danish research institution.

The project description should include background, aim/hypothesis, project plan, time plan and references. If the scholarship period is combined with the master thesis project it should include a time plan for both parts as well as the proposed progress obtained by the additional months provided by the scholarship.

The scholarship should be initiated no later than September 1 2023.

It is epected that the student will get insight into project design, technical skills related to the research project, manuscript preparation, and at the end of the project reports to DSfN.

Formal requirements:

Only students enrolled as full-time student at a university can be the recipient of a scholarstipend, and the student must satisfy all other requirements given by the research institution that will administer the sholarstipend.

The application can be in Danish or English and must include:

  • Mentor CV (1 A4)
  • Student CV (1 A4)
  • A short project description (max 2 pages (~ 800 words), excl. figures, tables and references ). Please include (1) background, (2) hypotheses, (3) experiments, (4) methods, (5) time plan (6) the students role and tasks.

Do you have a question? Please send an email to adm@dsfn.dk

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