Job ID: 119341

PhD student: birdsong neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 June 2024

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Tübingen

Country: Germany

Institution: University of Tübingen

Department: Institute for Neurobiology


A Ph.D. student position is available in the laboratory for Neurobiology of Vocal Communication (Jun-Prof. Dr. Lena Veit) at the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tübingen.

The lab focuses on neural circuits involved in flexible sequencing of birdsong. Songbirds are an important animal model for studying learned vocalizations and motor control in general. We are combining neuroethological approaches with behavior training and in vivo electrophysiology to understand how finches learn and modify the sequence of their vocalizations.

The Institute of Neurobiology and the wider neuroscientific environment in Tübingen provide an ideal and stimulating environment for successful PhD students. The student will be able to have a structured education through the Graduate Training Center for Neuroscience, with the possibility to apply for the IMPRS Neural Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction (3-year program). For further information about Tübingen, see

• M.Sc. in Neuroscience, Biology, Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics, or similar
• responsibility in working with animals
• programming skills in Matlab or Python

The three-year position is funded through the Emmy Noether program by the DFG, with salary according to the German salary scale TV-L E13 (65%).

Applications should be submitted through the application form on the lab website and should include your CV, copies of relevant certificates and the contact details of two references.
For questions contact:
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lena Veit
Neurobiology of Vocal Communication