Updated 15 December 2022.

We looking for new lab members

Our laboratory ( is looking for highly motivated people who are interested in joining our team at 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 dialogue across fields is valued and stimulated.

Our laboratory consists of an international team of enthusiastic biologists, physicists, medical doctors and engineers. The overarching goal of our team 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. The successful candidate will study the relationship between animals’ behavioral states encoded by the ongoing brain activity and alterations in sensory information processing in the ancestral cortico-limbic structures of zebrafish brain. We are also interested in understanding the alterations of these circuits during learning and memory formation. To achieve this, successful candidates will use a combination of optical, electrophysiological, opto-genetic, behavioral, mathematical and engineering tools.

We are looking for PhD students and/or post-doctoral fellows, who has expertise some of these fields: functional bran imaging, electrophysiology, the use of computational tools to analyze brain activity and animal behavior, or generating transgenic zebrafish for circuit manipulations. 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, motivated, creative and a team player, you will be both happy and productive in our laboratory.

Please contact Emre Yaksi directly for inquiring about these positions: 

with your CV, publications list, statement of your research interest, and explain why you want to work at our lab