UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Fellow at the IoO Child Vision Lab

16 December 2020

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral research fellow to join our team at UCL. Our lab employs cross-disciplinary approaches to study plasticity in normal human visual development and eye disease.

Cartoon child wearing an VRH

Job Details

The aim of this 3 year project, is to investigate how the developing brain adjusts to blinding heritable visual disorders, and the processes that mediate potential sight recovery in children and adults with these disorders after emerging new treatments such as ocular gene therapy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a range of techniques, including behavioural psychophysics, functional and structural MRI, computational modelling, and potentially EEG, and there is also scope to study vision in normal seeing participants.

Key Requirements

The team is is based at two UCL departments (Experimental Psychology and Institute of Ophthalmology) located in the heart of London, with a vibrant and collaborative community of faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate researchers.  We are looking for candidates with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, behavioural science, or similar human-facing research, strong computational skills and programming expertise (MATLAB, R, Python), and excellent communication skills. Experience with vision research, advanced neuroimaging (especially fMRI pRF mapping, MVPA, etc), and with developmental or clinical populations, are a strong plus, but training can be provided in all aspects of the post.

Further Details

This is a 3 year post, with an initial 1 year contract and funding in place for an extension to 3. Salary follow the UCL pay-scale and the start date is flexible, ideally as soon as possible. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Tessa Dekker t.dekker@ucl.ac.uk 

If you have any enquiries regarding the application process please email: hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date

14 January 2021

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