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We're currently accepting expressions of interest from outstanding scientists to become a Group Leader at the SWC; find out more.

Research Group Leader at the Interface of Machine Learning and Neuroscience

The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit (GCNU) and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) are offering new opportunities for exceptional researchers to work at the interface of theoretical and experimental neuroscience. Group Leaders will conduct creative and innovative research, contributing to an algorithmic understanding of perception, action or learning.

Applications are welcome from all career stages with a PhD in neuroscience, machine learning or a related field and postdoctoral research experience at the time of application. You must have exciting and well developed research plans, and be keen to participate in collaborative and cooperative science across GCNU and SWC.

We offer generous core funding for six years (renewable), a competitive salary, stipends for research staff and students, and access to state-of-the-art research facilities including high-performance computing, prototyping, and fabrication, imaging, virology and histology platforms.

For further details and to apply visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1835545.  Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Tom Mrsic-Flogel ( or Maneesh Sahani (

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact Mike Sainsbury (