Post-doctoral position at Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim/Norway

Our lab is always open for the right people who are interested in joining our team as a postdoctoral researcher.

Our lab has recently moved to Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We offer an international and multidisciplinary environment in which creativity and scientific discourse is valued and stimulated.

The overarching goal of our lab is to understand how widely dispersed brain regions dynamically interact and how these interactions modulate the way animals process sensory information and make behavioral choices. To achieve this goal, we use a combination of optical, electrophysiological, optogenetic, behavioral, molecular and applied mathematical tools.

We are currently focusing on a small evolutionary conserved brain region, “the habenula”, with increasing popularity, due to its strong link to addiction, depression and other mood disorders. Our findings suggest that the habenula acts like a hub in the brain, integrating olfactory and visual information and the information from limbic brain regions, such as the homologues of hippocampus, hypothalamus and amygdala in zebrafish brain. Small, transparent and genetically tractable brains of zebrafish provide an excellent environment, where we can study both local and global neural circuit computations simultaneously in living animals.

Post-doctoral candidates are expected to have a PhD in fields related to the research goal of our laboratory.  We are especially interested in people with high motivation in applying their training in neuroscience, maths, physics or engineering in a multi-disciplinary lab. If you are curious, passionate, enthusiastic, creative and a team player, you will be both happy and productive in our laboratory.

for further inquiries please send your:
– CV + Name of 2-3 references
– Statement of skills and research interest
– List of publications


Contact Information

Emre Yaksi

Kavli Institute / CNC
The Faculty of Medicine, NTNU
Postboks 8905
7491 Trondheim