Postdoctoral Researchers in IN VIVO Rodent Electrophysiology

Helsinki, Finland
13 Mar 2023
10 Apr 2023
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. Neuroscience Center in the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HILIFE) is an independent research organization. Research in Neuroscience Center spans scales from molecular and cellular neuroscience to developmental, cognitive, and systems neuroscience. The research group of Satu Palva at the Neuroscience Center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science invite applications for  


The position is available for 2 + 1 years starting immediately. The postdoctoral researchers will leverage in vivo electrophysiology in awake behaving mice to study oscillations and brain network interactions in visual cognition and in brain disease models. 

The Satu Palva group is a multidisciplinary research group investigating the large-scale architecture of brain dynamics, with oscillations, synchronization, and criticality being central themes. The research is mostly carried out in humans, but involves also electrophysiological and imaging data acquired in mice. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed postdoctoral researchers with an excellent academic track-record in the field of in vivo rodent electrophysiology. The applicant should be confident working fairly independently as the majority of the lab works with human data. Signal processing and programming skills are considered an advantage, but the lab provides strong support in this area. The post-doctoral researcher will work at the Neuroscience Center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE,  that possess cutting-edge in vivo electrophysiology and imaging facilities. 

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field (the degree requirement must be met by the end of the application deadline). The positions also require good communication skills with written and spoken English. 

The salary of the successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be 3000-3500 eur/month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. A six-month trial period will be applied.

Application should include the following documents as a single pdf file: (1) a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, (2) a CV and publication list, and (3) the names and email addresses for the references.

Informal enquiries should be sent to satu.palva(at) 

Apply by clicking on the Apply link below. 

Applications are welcomed as soon as possible - review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.