New: Looking for a Research Assistant
We are looking for a Research Assistant to help us in our research, principally by training mice daily to perform tasks involving perceptual decisions and navigation. The goal is not only to apply the current methods used in the laboratory but also to improve their efficacy and expand their reach.
The post holder will also assist the Laboratory Manager and other members of the group, performing a variety of experiments for example immunohistochemistry or improvement of hardware and software for experimental control.
The successful applicant will hold a BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline (including for example Neuroscience, Physiology, Biology or quantitative fields such as Maths, Physics, or Engineering), and will have some laboratory experience. A Home Office Personal License would be highly desirable, as would be experience with rodent behavior, and a familiarity with the techniques used in neuroscience laboratories. An ability to learn new procedures and techniques and perform them precisely is essential. The ability to write simple programs in a computer language such as Matlab would be highly beneficial.
The post is funded by the BBSRC and by the Wellcome Trust for two years in the first instance. To apply, please follow the instructions at this link. The deadline for applications is 14 April 2017. For informal enquiries about the post please contact the Laboratory Manager, Charu Reddy.
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.
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).
PhD students join the lab by enrolling in one of UCL's 4-year PhD programs in neuroscience and related subjects. These include:
- The Neuroscience programme
- The Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre PhD programme.
- The 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 programs or undergraduates. Due to space limitations, however, we are unlikely to be able to accept rotation or internship students from outside UCL.