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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Software Engineering)

The Margrie lab has a vacancy for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher or research software engineer to be responsible for creating, maintaining and supporting data analysis software.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary environment which will include the training of team members. The lab is also committed to the development of novel, open-source data analysis software for the community and  recently co-founded the BrainGlobe Initiative to develop interoperable Python-based computational neuroanatomy software.

You will have a proven track record of developing software to analyse biological data, along with a knowledge of modern systems neuroscience methods. Significant experience in Python programming, digital image processing and biological data analysis is essential. The role requires knowledge and experience of modern software development best practices. Excellent communication and analytical skills are essential.

Candidates wishing to be appointed as a Senior Research Fellow should demonstrate experience of guiding and supervising a small team of researchers and laboratory support staff.

The post is funded until 31 October 2025 in the first instance. 

For further details download the information for candidates (pdf).

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1879134. Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 03 October 2021.

 

 

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Saxe lab)

The Saxe lab is looking for a 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 collaborative and 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 lies at the interface of theoretical neuroscience and deep learning theory and will involve conducting research into artificial deep networks using techniques from applied mathematics, with applications to biological and engineered systems. A particular focus is on understanding how internal representations change over time in multi-layered systems, in order to develop ways of empirically testing the links between modern machine learning methods and the brain and mind.

The post is funded for two years in the first instance.

Strong quantitative and programming skills, such as experience with methods from nonlinear dynamics, statistical physics and modern deep learning software frameworks are essential. You should have a PhD in theoretical neuroscience or a closely related discipline, or have submitted your thesis before commencing in post. 

You will have excellent communication and analytical skills as well as a proven track record of publishing work as lead author relating to theory of deep learning or theoretical neuroscience.

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

For further details download the information for candidates (pdf).

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1879128 . Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 03 October 2021.

Research Fellow (Barry, Burgess, Cacucci labs)

SWC is looking for an outstanding researcher to be affiliated with the Barry, Burgess and Cacucci labs.  

The post-holder’s primary role will be to carry out research on the neurophysiological basis of memory and the formation of spatial representations under a Wellcome Collaborative grant “Organising knowledge for flexible behaviour in the prefrontal hippocampal circuitry” with Behrens and Walton (Oxford). 

The research will involve multi-site single unit recording and potentially two photon calcium imaging from the hippocampus and cortical regions (e.g. mEC) while animals are engaged in tasks and during subsequent reactivations, in collaboration with the Branco and Mrsic-Flogel labs. The post-holder will assist in the design and running of experimental procedures, analysing neural spike and local field potential data, writing up the results, and should have a desire to publish in prestigious journals. Other techniques being used in the lab which may become relevant to this project include rodent virtual reality, chemo/optogenetic manipulations, as well as computational modelling. 

This post is funded until May 2024 in the first instance.

You will hold a PhD in neuroscience or a related field (or will have submitted your final thesis before the employment start date).

Practical experience in behavioural neuroscience with proven knowledge of research techniques and methodologies is essential along with experience of quantitative behavioural assays and testing of animals (ideally rodents). You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to present complex information to a range of audiences.

A commitment to high quality research and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.

For further details download the information for candidates (pdf).

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1879081. Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 03 October 2021.

Research Assistant (Isogai lab)

The Isogai lab is looking for a Research Assistant to join the team working on a project investigating molecular and neural sensing of social cues.

The post-holder will contribute the group’s research programme and directly contributing to research projects including the acquisition of histological, behavioural, physiological datasets. The role will also involve assisting with organising resources as well other general laboratory tasks and maintenance.

You will have prior experience of working within a research laboratory, along with expertise in molecular biology and histology. Excellent organisation and communication skills and the ability to work independently and to use your initiative are essential.

Experience in statistics, data analysis and applied mathematics, along with proficiency in several commonly used computer languages such as R, Java, Python, and Matlab, is preferable. An excellent communicator, you will work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment.

The post is funded for one year in the first instance.

For further details download the information for candidates (pdf).

To apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1879025. Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 03 October 2021.

Animal Technicians (Neurobiological Research Facility)

We are looking to recruit Animal Technicians at a variety of levels to join our close-knit team and support animal husbandry, care and welfare within the SWC Neurobiological Research Facility (NRF), the Centre’s in-house animal unit.

This is a great opportunity to join a team with fantastic opportunities for development and career progression, based in our award-winning building in the heart of Fitzrovia.

For further information and to apply, visit UCL’s vacancy listings and search for the adverts using the following reference numbers:

Grade 4 (Junior Animal Technician) 1878939

Grade 5 (Animal Technician) 1878982

Grade 6 (Senior Animal Technician) 1878983

The deadline for applications is Sunday 03 October 2021.