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.
Data Analysis Software Developer (Deadline: June 13)
We are looking for a data scientist to help develop software tools and analysis methods to harness the very large amount of data our experiments are producing. Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, engineering or a similar field. No prior knowledge of biology or neuroscience is required, as the skills most essential for this position are data processing and programming. This position would be an ideal opportunity for an individual interested in but not yet experienced with brain research to learn about this fascinating subject.
Strong programming skills are essential (we mostly use Python and MATLAB), as well as experience with version control systems. Knowledge of statistics, machine learning, digital image/signal processing, or relational databases is a plus. Please click here for more details and for instructions on how to apply. (Note that UCL's HR website currently incorrectly lists a PhD requirement, but a BSc/BA is sufficient). Deadline for applications in 13 June 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.