Our research involves combinations of multiple approaches, so we are open to people with a variety of backgrounds. We welcome spontaneous inquiries.
We welcome enquiries about joining our laboratory for research positions. However, please keep in mind that we have stringent limitations of space and funding. Also, we generally respond only to applications that explain the specific interest in our research; we rarely respond to "canned applications" that could be sent to any laboratory.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Deadline: July 12)
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to study how large populations of neurons work together to process information. This work involves analyzing simultaneous recordings of neurons from across the brain, using advanced tools from statistics and machine learning.
This position would suit candidates with a first degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Neuroscience, or a related field. Strong programming skills are essential (we mostly use Python and MATLAB). Knowledge of neuroscience is desirable, but we will also consider candidates with a machine learning background who are interested in learning neurobiology. The job involves analyzing experimental data, but does not require performing experiments, and we encourage applicants with a background in theoretical neuroscience or data science to apply.
To apply, go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl, click “Search for a job” and enter reference number 1807527. Women and unrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications in 12 July 2019.
We are proud of having mentored a number of talented postdoctoral researchers, and we strive to build a collegial, long-lasting relationship that continues beyond their stay in our laboratory. When we have postdoctoral positions open, we advertise them on this page. Even when we don't have them, however, we welcome spontaneous enquiries, and we respond to all of those that are clearly addressed to our specific lab (as opposed to a mass mailing).
Our research involves combinations of multiple approaches, so we are open to people with a variety of backgrounds. It helps to have a grounding in quantitative matters (e.g. math, engineering, computer science, physics) and/or proven experience in experimental techniques such as behavior, viral/transgenic approaches, two-photon imaging, electrophysiology. Essential criteria are ability to analyze data in Matlab or Python, and excellent productivity (which is usually demonstrated by publications).
We regret that we cannot accept PhD students in our laboratory unless they are enrolled in one of UCL's PhD programs. UCL has a number of PhD programs in neuroscience and related subjects. These include:
- Neuroscience programme
- Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre PhD programme.
- Gatsby computational programme.
Please follow those links if you are interested in applying. If you are selected for interview, we can arrange for visits to our laboratory and discuss possible rotations.
Lab rotations and internships
We try our best to accommodate UCL students from PhD programs, and if we can we also consider UCL students from MRes or MSc programs or undergraduates. Due to space limitations, however, we are unlikely to be able to accept rotation or internship students from outside UCL.