PostDoc, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

Trondheim, Norway
20 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


The position is a part of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. The Centre for Neural Computation is a recently established centre of excellence funded for 10 years by the Norwegian Research Council. We offer an international and multidisciplinary environment in which creativity and scientific discourse is valued and stimulated. Through our widespread network of international collaborations, unique career possibilities are offered. See for detailed information.

The position will be part of the group headed by Professor Yasser Roudi. The position/s will be for 2 years.

Aim of the study / Description of Project:

The successful applicant will take part in mainly independent research in theoretical neuroscience and statistical inference within the Roudi group. The specifics of the projects are up to agreement and discussion and new and novel ideas are highly welcome. Developing models of grid cells and their interactions with hippocampus as well as analysis of neural data from these areas will be one possible directions of research that can be taken during the tenure of the position.


We are looking for an independent minded person who can develop his or her own ideas within the framework of theoretical research at the Kavli Institute and Centre for Neural Computation. Excellent mathematical and programming skills and experience with neural modelling and neural data analysis is required. Experience with topics such as deep learning, generalized linear models, maximum entropy models and models of grid cells are a big plus but not necessary.


  • Candidates must have a PhD degree or equivalent with a relevant background in physics, statistics, theoretical neuroscience, computer science or similar areas.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate fluently and efficiently, both spoken and written in English

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. If necessary, we will adapt the workplace for people with disabilities. Increasing the number of women in academic positions is an important priority for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

More information regarding moving to Trondheim, Norway and working at NTNU.

Terms of employment:

Depending on qualifications and academic background, Postdoctoral Fellows (1352) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 490 500 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 490 500 - 517 300 of which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations and supplementary rules with guidelines for employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow appointments at universities and university colleges.

Depending on qualifications and academic background, Researchers (1109) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 490 500 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 490 500 – 558 100 per year before tax.

How to apply:

Applicants are asked to apply via this page, and attach all relevant documents listed below. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

The application should contain the following attachments:

  • Application letter describing the candidate’s skills and personal qualifications for the position and project.
  • Applicant’s CV (including list of publications, relevant former positions and copy of relevant transcripts and diplomas).
  • Summary of research interests and problems to work on (2 pages maximum).
  • Contact information for three references (including email addresses and telephone number)

Applications are to be submitted electronically via within the deadline of 30.04.2018.

The most suitable applicants will normally be invited for an interview.

For further information about the position, contact:

Professor Yasser Roudi, email:

For further information about the application process, contact:

HR Consultant Sissel Sollien, mobile 48 05 11 91,

Please note that under the Norwegian Civil Service Act, information about applicants may be made public even though the applicant has requested not to be included on the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Trondheim
  • Jobbnorge ID 149615
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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