The Cluster of Excellence AMADEus is opening 4 research chair positions for young scientists. This programme is expected to strengthen the academic and scientific community of the University of Bordeaux and other partner institutions in strategic fields by supporting young, high-profile international researchers. The Junior Chairs are offered on competitive terms for a period of three years. The chair might then be offered permanent positions in the French academic system following an evaluation. The laureates are also provided with a consistent research budget so as to cover PhD / post-doc recruitments, purchase of small equipment, and running costs.