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Academic staff

We are looking to hire a Teaching Fellow in Computational Decision Making to convene and teach a module on our MSc Cognitive and Decision Sciences (CODES) program called “Knowledge, learning and inference” that includes computational, Bayesian and heuristic approaches to learning and inference. The successful candidate would also offer lectures in a BSc Psychology 3rd year module on applied judgment and decision making and offer a 2nd year undergraduate lab in decision making. Finally, this person would teach two weekly seminars for the CODES program and help with the admissions process for the program.

For more information, please contact Prof. David Lagnado.

Application deadline: 24 June 2016

To apply online, go to the UCL HR page.

 

Even when there are no staff positions open, we are always willing to consider hosting independent fellowships such as Wellcome Trust biomedical fellowships, European Research Council Starting, Consolidator or Advanced Fellows, ESRC Future Leaders, or any of the Royal Society fellowship schemes.  If interested, please get in contact the Head of Department as early as possible before applying.

 

Postdoctoral positions

 

Even if there are no advertised openings for postdocs at the moment, most members of the department are open to approaches from postdocs interesting in applying for external funding to work in their lab.  Please contact the relevant PI if interested.

More specific programs include:

  • AXA Postdoctoral Fellowships for the study of risk.  Note that these need to be submitted by from the department so you would need to contact the relevant supervisor in the first instance.
  • Human Frontiers Science Program postdoctoral fellowships for early career scientists looking to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country.
  • Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for promising newly qualified postdoctoral researchers to make an early start in developing their independent biomedical research careers.

Research assistants

There are no current openings in the department.

 

 

Visiting and Volunteering

Visitors

Our department is very happy to host colleagues considering a sabbatical in London or researchers collaborating with us for shorter visits.

 

Research assistants

Occasionally students wish to gain experience working in a lab as a part-time volunteer Research Assistant.  This can be an excellent method to learn new methodologies and decide whether a particular research area is something they wish to pursue in a PhD.  If this is applies to you, feel free to contact individual PIs directly to ask about opportunities.  Although most PIs are open to this, no one wants to exploit an unpaid student so be sure to make clear arrangements about what you expect to gain from your time in the lab along with whatever duties you’ll be performing.