UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Three new research vacancies at IoO

9 June 2020

Two Research Fellows and one Research Fellow in Bioinformatics sought to work at the Institute

Research Fellows

Research Fellows (x2) - Ref:1867464 

The Cortical Processing Laboratory at UCL seeks two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work at the interface of computational and experimental neuroscience, under the supervision of Prof Matteo Carandini and Prof Kenneth Harris. The successful applicants will study the activity of large populations of neurons in the brain of behaving mice.
The group investigates the circuits and computations that lead from vision to recognition, decision, action, and navigation. We rely on a multidisciplinary approach including advanced computational methods, massively parallel neuronal recordings, optogenetics, imaging (widefield, two-photon, and ultrasound), and sensory-driven behavior in virtual environments.

The successful candidates will be expected to take a leading role in all aspects of the project, from designing and performing experiments, to data analysis, to the presentation of the results.The positions are funded for 18 months in the first instance.

Closing date: 2 July.

Link to apply


 Research Fellow in Bioinformatics - Ref:1867540 

There is an opportunity for a bioinformatician to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of geneticists, clinicians and cell biologists, and with established collaborators, to explore the genetics of retinal diseases. The post would suit an ambitious individual with strong programming skills, an interest in genetics and research, and with prior bioinformatics experience in analysing short-read sequencing data (DNA-seq or RNA-seq) and running bioinformatics pipelines. The candidate will also be analysing whole-genome sequencing data in the Genomics England research environment with access to 100,000 genomes. The appointed individual will join the research team at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, led by Prof Alison Hardcastle and Dr Nikolas Pontikos, and will work with a UK-wide collaborative network (UK Inherited Retinal Disease Consortium) including multi-disciplinary teams in Oxford, Manchester and Leeds.

Closing date: 2 July.

Link to apply