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Research Fellow

We have two opportunities for outstanding Research Fellows to join project teams within the Branco and Margrie  laboratories. 

You will be responsible for organising training and dissemination workshops for new technology, setting up and maintaining experimental equipment as well as writing and contributing to scientific reports, presentations and experimental records. You will be expected to have a keen interest in working on novel animal models that are ideally suited for understanding the physiological mechanisms of ego- and allo-centric based navigation.

A PhD in neuroscience or a cognate area and extensive experience in cellular and/or systems neuroscience are essential. Experience in the hardware and software development required for the design and control of behavioural assays and recordings either in vitro or in vivo is desirable. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrable ability to present complex information, and proven ability to analyse and write up data are also essential along with a commitment to high quality research and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

Download the Information for Candidates (pdf).

For further details and to apply, visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number: 1883947. Click on 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the advert to enter the recruitment portal. 

 

 

 

Research Software Engineer - Behavioural and Neural Data (two positions)

About the role
Together with the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit (GCNU), we have two exciting opportunities for experienced, hands-on and creative Research Software Engineers to help develop the Neuroinformatics Unit in a newly established Data Centre. 

You will assist in the identification of software requirements within the institutes and within the wider scientific community. You will work with academic and research staff, end-users and industrial partners to design, adapt, implement, document and publish these software systems.

Working alongside our IT team, you will create data management workflows for internal users and for sharing of data with the international research community.

Your work will directly contribute to our efforts to understand how the brain generates flexible, intelligent behaviour. You will also have opportunities to become involved in the research programmes at the two Centres, assisting with and contributing to ongoing research projects.

Who we're looking for
You will have a collaborative approach to work and the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues to deliver successful research outcomes. 

You will have significant knowledge of at least one programming language used in research (e.g. Python, Julia, C++, Java, MATLAB, R) and experience of at least one other). Substantial experience and knowledge of software development best practice including testing, documentation and version control is essential.   

Further details
The post is full time with a salary of £45,610 - £53,757 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

We offer competitive benefits with a negotiable salary package for an exceptional candidate.

Download the Information for Candidates (pdf) for the full job description. 

Informal email enquiries about the post are welcome to Dr Adam Tyson, Head Research Engineer:  adam.tyson@ucl.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please email the SWC HR Team: swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk

To apply, visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number: 1884662 . Click on 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the advert to enter the recruitment portal. 

Applications close at 23:59 on Sunday 12 June 2022.

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Saxe lab)

About the role
The Saxe lab is looking for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to support the group’s research programme and directly contribute to ongoing research projects. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a  multidisciplinary environment and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to bring theoretical ideas in contact with experiments through collaboration with a variety of experimentalists at SWC and the broader neuroscience community at UCL and beyond.

The role will undertake theory-led experiments, that is, paradigms for which candidate theories make divergent distinctive predictions that can be preregistered. A particular focus is on understanding how internal representations change over time in multi-layered neural systems, in order to develop ways of empirically testing the links between modern machine learning methods and learning in the brain and mind. 

Experiments will focus on rodent systems neuroscience. You will be involved in a range of activities including theory development, rodent behavioural training, recording and/or imaging, neuronal perturbation, setting up experimental equipment, and data analysis.

Who we're looking for
You will have excellent communication skills as well as a proven track record of publishing work in neuroscience or a related field. 

Candidates wishing to be appointed at Senior Research Fellow should demonstrate experience of guiding and supervising a small team.

Further details
This post is funded for three years in the first instance, with possibility for extension.

Download the Information for Candidates (pdf) for the full job description. 

To apply, visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number: 1884731. Click on 'Apply Now' at the bottom of the advert to enter the recruitment portal. 

Applications close at 23:59 on Sunday 12 June 2022.

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