Faculty position in human cognitive neuroscience

Available position

Faculty position in human cognitive neuroscience

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN), at the Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), is currently recruiting candidates for a planned full-time, permanent, tenure-track associate professorship in Systems Neuroscience, with emphasis on human brain imaging, affiliated with the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN).


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About the position

About the position

We are recruiting an early-career group leader to fill a faculty position at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN) in Trondheim.

For this recruitment, we are looking for an early-career scientist in the field of human systems neuroscience, who is interested in pursuing research related to how the human brain enables higher order cognitive functions.

The Kavli Institute will provide access to excellent on-campus brain imaging facilities including 7T research/clinical MR scanner, PET-CT, cyclotron, as well as 3T (clinical) scanner. Furthermore, we offer a facility for behavioural experiments in humans. The young principal investigator will receive two mentors for advice and support in the following steps of their career.

We look for candidates with an outstanding scientific track record and a documented interest and background in neural circuit computations underlying human behavior and cognitive functions, with space and memory functions as one example.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to contribute to the steadily evolving ambition to translate our fundamental knowledge into the clinically applied domain.

All members of the institute share the ambition to build a strong, integrated neuroscience community at the institute and faculty. To make use of potential synergies, close interactions with existing research groups is of great importance.

In addition, the research activities of the Institute have a strong international profile and impact. Our preferred new colleague will thus participate actively in creating and maintaining such a local community, and initiate and take part in existing national and international research projects.

The prospective candidate is expected to work actively to receive external support from the Research Council of Norway, European research agencies, and other available funding sources.

The institute aims to improve teaching, including an extended capacity for supervising master- and PhD-students. Therefore, we are looking for a candidate who will contribute to an excellent learning environment, to teach courses at all levels, and to supervise and mentor trainees at the MSc, PhD, and junior post-doctoral level.

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN) is committed to cultural diversity and providing research opportunities for underrepresented groups. To address gender disparities at more senior faculty levels, we especially encourage female candidates seeking to join the institute as a Group Leader. Kavli/NTNU has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns.


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Available position i human systems neuroscience

Available position i human systems neuroscience

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Information about KISN

Information about KISN

The institute is the only Neuroscience Kavli Institute in Europe and forms a functional entity with the independently funded Centre for Neural Computation, which is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.

The institute currently has 7 research groups which focus on spatial coding and memory, cognitive motor function, sensory integration, statistical physics of inference and network organization, functional neuroanatomy, transgenic investigation of neural circuits, and human memory/translational neuroscience. Three of the groups are involved in several major translational projects. 

The institute also has a wide range of teaching responsibilities. This includes the international master program in neuroscience, a bachelor course in neuroscience, and courses offered as part of the PhD program. The latter activities are embedded in the Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) which is coordinated at NTNU/KISN.


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