Two Postdoctoral Researchers in Systems Neuroscience
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE)

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 groups of Satu Palva and Matias Palva at the Neuroscience Center invite applications for




The postdoctoral researchers will participate to a large-scale multinational EU collaboration project “The Virtual Brain Cloud”, with top-level consortium partners. The project aims to develop a computational model platform for personalized medicine for neurodegenerative brain diseases. The post-doctoral researchers will carry out connectomics and brain-dynamics research using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) data in association with MRI-based functional and structural connectomes. The electrophysiological connectivity and brain dynamics insight will be integrated with the computational model platform and used for model validation.


The positions are available for 2 + 2 years starting January 2019.


We are looking for enthusiastic and committed postdoctoral researchers with an excellent academic record in the field of human electrophysiological signal processing (MEG, EEG, iEEG) and analysis. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in a relevant field (or be about to graduate). Prior experience in computational modelling is considered an advantage. The positions also require good communication skills with written and spoken English.


The Satu Palva and Matias Palva groups combine experimental and theoretical approaches from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, computer science, and neurotechnology. We investigate the large-scale architecture of spontaneous brain dynamics, with oscillations, synchronization, and criticality being central themes, and their functional significance in cognition and behavior. The research is mostly carried out in humans and with computational models, but involves also electrophysiological and imaging data acquired in mice and other animal models.


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 2894 - 3534 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 of max. 2 pages including the applicant motivation and a brief statement of research interests and background, (2) a CV and list of publications, and (3) the names and email addresses of two persons capable of providing a recommendation for the applicant.


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


Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the the Apply for the position link below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. Deadline for applications is 15.1.2019 but review of applications will begin immediately and the recruitment will continue until the suitable applicant is found for both positions.

For an outline of the groups’ research:


Technical support for using the recruitment system: rekrytointi(at)


Due date
15.01.2019 23:59 EET

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