Academic Positions

2 year postdoctoral position on "Neural circuit function and assembly in visual centers of mice"

Research Area and Project Description
A funded two-year postdoctoral position is available from April 2015 or later in a research group where structure, function and development of neural circuits in visual system are studied. We combine electrophysiological, imaging, molecular biological, genetic, viral, and behavioral approaches to understand how neural circuits are assembled and function in retinas as well as higher visual centers by focusing on the role of cell types.

The purpose of the postdoc is to study circuit function and assembly in visual centers of mice using in vivo two-photon functional imaging, genetic, and trans-synaptic viral approaches.

Qualifications and Specific Competences
For this postdoc position we are looking for a highly motivated scientist who has a strong background in functional imaging or electrophysiology. Applicants must have PhD degree (in neurobiology or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline.
The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English.
The supervisor is Nordic EMBL Group Leader/Associate Professor Dr. Keisuke Yonehara and the appointment is for two years with the possibility of further extension.

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine and the place of work is Keisuke Yonehara Research Group, DANDRITE (Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience), Ole Worms Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine and is hosted at Aarhus University, Denmark.
DANDRITE is an EMBL partner research center pursuing fundamental and translational Neuroscience research. Core funding is supplied by the Lundbeck Foundation and Aarhus University, and is supplemented by grants from national and international agencies. Aarhus city is situated in Denmark and is a city offering an outstanding scientific and cultural environment. Denmark is regularly voted the worlds happiest country.

Contacts: Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group Leader/Associate Professor Dr. Keisuke Yonehara, Phone: +41 78 631 4947. E-mail:

Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references


  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the pay catalogue for employees at Health (in Danish).
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.



    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, at least one letter of reference, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    For guidance on how to complete the application form see here.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

    Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million Learn more at