CBR postdoctoral fellow opportunities

The Centre for Brain Research is honoured to offer postdoctoral fellowships through the kind support of the Aotearoa Foundation.

These prestigious postdoctoral fellowships are funded by the Aoteoroa Foundation to enable an outstanding emerging scientist to undertake research within the Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland. The Aotearoa Foundation is committed to furthering New Zealand research, and offers this generous supprt to the CBR in pursuit of our goals.

We are looking for a candidate who has already shown the potential to be an independent research leader of the highest international calibre. The Aoteoroa Foundation has committed to funding three Postdoctoral Research Fellows, each for three years of duration, with the first appointment in 2011, the second in 2012 and the third in 2013. These are in support of the continued development of the Centre for Brain Research to help meet its goals as a major neuroscience centre in New Zealand, committed to identifying and developing new treatments for neurological conditions.
Read the CBR Vision statement.

The Centre for Brain Research supports basic and clinical scientists who work in a unique partnership with the community to undertake a spectrum of neuroscience research. Each Fellowship is available in any area of neuroscience that aligns with the centre’s central research themes of molecular and cellular neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and sensory and motor neuroscience.
Find out more about the CBR research themes.

We are especially seeking applicants whose work will facilitate the centre’s strategic goals to develop interdisciplinary research and core research technologies, such as Integrative Neuroscience Facilities, which will help establish models of human neurological diseases, a Biobank for the direct study of diseased human tissue for drug development and biomarker identification, and the translation of research into the clinic through the Brain Recovery Clinic. Read about our Strategic Plan.

The multidisciplinary nature of the Centre for Brain Research provides an excellent environment for the Fellow to engage with scientists and clinicians in a broad range of disciplines. Active participation in the centre’s scientific and community programmes will be encouraged. Find out more about the CBR events programme.

Project examples


  • The 2010 closing date is 12 December 2010.
  • Applicants should have completed a PhD or equivalent postgraduate research degree (such as MD) within 6 years of applying.
  • For information on how to apply click here

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