Job opportunities


To help the HBP to achieve its research and infrastructure objectives, HBP Partner institutions are hiring new staff.

The positions advertised below seek to recruit people to contribute to HBP goals. For each position, the employer is the individual HBP Partner institution named in the advertisement, not the HBP. Employment terms and conditions vary between institutions.

PhD position at LENS


We are offering a PhD position in the group of Dr. Ludovico Silvestri at the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS, Florence), working in the development of radically new methods for the optical detection of neuronal activity across the entire mouse brain, with future potential application on humans.

The candidate will implement a Diffuse Optical Tomography system in the mid-infrared and validate it both on phantom samples and in vivo. Besides system engineering, the PhD project will involve data modeling and analysis as an important workpiece. The ideal candidate should have a background in physics/engineering or related disciplines, open mindset, and willingness to operate in a multidisciplinary environment.  

Please contact Dr. Silvestri ( for further information and preliminary applications.

Assistant Professor in Brain Modelling, University of Pavia (Italy)


The Assistant Professor will work in the Neurophysiology Unit headed by Prof. Egidio D'Angelo in the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences (University of Pavia Italy), taking part to the ongoing collaborations within the Human Brain Project and EBRAINS (EU), of which the unit is core partner and hub.

The research project aims to model and simulate central nervous system functions and pathologies by developing computational models, focusing on macro-circuits and virtual brains toward generation of effective Brain Digital Twins.

More details on applying will be avalaible soon.