UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Fellow x2 to work in the Cortex Lab

19 April 2024

Closing date: 21 May 2024

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About the role

Successful applicants will join a team of scientists working on establishing the brain circuits of vision, audiovisual integration, and decision-making. They are expected to lead a vigorous research program in the context of the team, devoting efforts both to their  research and to the broader goals and needs of the team.

They will study the activity of large populations of neurons in the mouse brain using advanced techniques that are already in place in the lab, such as Light Beads Microscopy or next-generation Neuropixels probes with optical capabilities, and applying a variety of analysis methods.

They will take a leading role in all aspects of the projects, from designing and performing experiments to data analysis, to the presentation and dissemination of the results.

Salary: UCL Grade 7 spine point range 30-35 (£ 42,099 - 47,978 per annum, including London Allowance)

Duration: from 01.09.2024 until 31.08.2026, in the first instance.

Appointment as a Research Fellow at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, an initial appointment will be made as a Research Assistant at Grade 6b with payment at Grade 7 backdated upon award of a PhD to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (with corrections)

About you

Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience or engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a similar field, and an ability to work in a diverse group including computational and experimental neurobiologists.

An essential requirement is experience with analyzing large data sets in Python (or possibly Matlab), and experience in writing scientific manuscripts, which is typically evidenced by a record of publications. Desirable requirements include experience with electrophysiology or imaging or behavioral training. 

Application Process 

Further information may be found at the lab webpage www.cortexlab.net. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Prof. Matteo Carandini (email: m.carandini@ucl.ac.uk). 

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

Please ensure you attach your CV and highest academic qualification. In addition, please ensure you provide a personal statement outlining how you meet the criteria to support your application.

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