Job ID: 102569

Postdoctoral Fellow in developmental neurobiology

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 March 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 October 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Trondheim

Country: Norway

Institution: NTNU

Department: Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience


The Quattrocolo group at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in developmental neurobiology.

The position is based in the Quattrocolo group, a recently established research group part of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.

Duties of the position

The main research interest of the lab is the study of cortical circuit development. In particular, we focus on understanding the influence of specific cell types (such as Cajal-Retzius cells) in the establishment and maturation of the circuit of the hippocampal-entorhinal area. We combine different techniques, from anatomical tracing to transcriptomic, from in vitro to in vivo physiology to reach our goal.

The successful candidate will be part of the Mohn Research Center for the Brain ( , a joint research center including researchers at the University of Bergen as well as the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. By participating in the center activities, the fellow will have the unique opportunity to interact with world-class scientists, gain unique experience in scientific presentations and interact in frequent meetings with fellow trainees. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project with Dr. Clive Bramham, at University of Bergen, using cellular and molecular techniques to investigate the role of Cajal-Retzius cells in the maturation of hippocampal synapses (see Glærum et al. 2022

The position is a full time (100%) position, with a 3 years contract, starting in fall 2023.

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in neuroscience or related quantitative science discipline
    • If you can document that the PhD thesis has been submitted, your application can be assessed even if you have not yet defended your dissertation. Documentation of the obtained doctoral degree must be presented before you can take up the position
  • Documented experience such as publications or conference abstracts
  • An interest in developmental neuroscience
  • Experience in cellular and molecular neuroscience (e.g. RT-PCR, Western Blot, immunohistochemistry)
  • Proficient in spoken and written english

Preferred selection criteria

  • Prior experience in synaptic neuroscience, omics analysis and bioinformatics methods
  • Experience with rodents and with animal surgery, such as for viral vector injections, will be an advantage
  • Candidates should be able to document prior productivity (e.g. publications, abstracts, conference proceedings)

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

The application must include:

  • Updated CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, master’s- and PhD degrees. If you have not yet completed your Ph.D, you must provide confirmation on your estimated date for the doctoral dissertation, or that your PhD thesis has been submitted
  • Documentation of a completed doctoral degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • A research statement explaining the experience and the interest for the research topic and description of relevant background for the research project (maximum 2 pages)
  • Name and contact information of two referees

For complete information and submitting the application please use the following jobbnorge link