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Are you an early stage researcher looking to advance your knowledge in chronic pain and/or mood disorders? Then apply for one of 15 positions in the HaPpY network!

HaPpY’s ambitious endeavor is to break the vicious cycle linking pain and mood disorders. To respond to this health and societal emergency, a network of academic institutions and companies has been established to provide 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) with a top quality international training programme.

The HaPpY network is comprised of higher education institutions with very well-established track records of scientific and academic excellence, and of research institutes with significant experience and cutting-edge approaches in fundamental research on mood disorders or/and pain. To ensure that discoveries in fundamental research can swiftly move toward clinical settings, to the benefit of patients and society, their consortium is enriched by clinical centres, companies and other non-academic partners. This consortium thus enables a unique research and training programme by combining and integrating the complementary strengths of each partner.

The European Pain Federation EFIC is acting as a host location for ESRs, where researchers will be able to develop a range of transferable skills through working directly for EFIC on its educational and scientific projects, as well as on advocacy, communication and general association management responsibilities.

Applications will be open until 1 August, 2021.