The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL have designed a unique Fellowship opportunity for innovative and creative researchers working at the interface of theory and experimental neuroscience, and who are seeking to build independence. The GCNU/SWC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience will design, develop and deliver a research project that bridges the gap between computational, theoretical and experimental neuroscience.
The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of a further 2 years funding pending successful review of progress.
The successful applicant will have an innovative research proposal that bridges computational/theoretical and systems/circuit/experimental neuroscience and experience planning and delivering your own projects. You'll have a PhD in neuroscience or a related field and a strong background in contemporary systems neuroscience methods and computational neuroscience theory. The ability to build strong collaborative working relationships and an understanding of the mission and research environment of GCNU and SWC is essential.
To apply please visit UCL's vacancy listings and search for the advert using reference number 1834542. Click on "Apply Now" at the bottom of the advert to enter the online recruitment portal.
Closing date for applications is January 6th 2020.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on skills and experience
Internal Number: 1901
About Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit & Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London
The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit was created at UCL in July 1998, funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation . The Unit consists of six faculty members, about ten post-doctoral researchers and about fifteen research students. Our objectives are to study neural computational theories of perception and action in neural and machine systems, with an emphasis on learning. The Unit's teaching activities are centered on an innovative four-year PhD programme in Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning.
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Developed through the vision and partnership of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome, and with substantial investment from these partners, the mission of the SWC is to generate and test experimentally tractable theories of brain function. The Centre will comprise around 14 highly interdisciplinary experimental research groups accommodated in a new, purpose-designed building offering an outstanding and unparalleled state of the art research environment.