Neuroimaging and Scientific Programmer

University College London - Division of Psychology and Language Science

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 -£41,163 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for the post of Neuroimaging and Scientific Programmer in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, working as a member of the Birkbeck/UCL Centre for Neuroimaging (BUCNI), and the Laboratory, Safety & Environment Team. The Neuroimaging and Scientific Programmer is responsible for experimental, analytic, database, and infrastructure programming at the BUCNI MRI scanner based in Bedford Way. BUCNI provides state of the art magnetic imaging facilities for UCL and Birkbeck staff, and promotes inter-institutional collaboration and innovation. It is home to a Siemens Avanto 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner that is equipped with several specialized surface and head coils (including a 32-channel head coil) for high-resolution neuroimaging. BUCNI is also in the last stages of planning for a new 3T scanner. The post holder will have primary responsibility for maintaining or developing programs and infrastructure for experimental presentation, hardware integration, and data archiving, processing, and analysis.

The successful candidate must be qualified in a subject relevant to scientific programming and have a good to expert understanding of a number of programming languages and environments (including MATLAB, C, Python, and bash/csh scripting) as well as the ability to work in OSX, Windows, and Linux environments. Expertise in programming for mobile devices, neuroimaging-specific software (such as Cogent or Psychophysics Toolbox), and newer programming languages would be very useful. A successful candidate will also be flexible, independent, and have the ability to work in and contribute to an interdisciplinary research environment with psychologists, neuroscientists, clinicians, physicists and students.

UCL vacancy reference: 1590255

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Enquiries regarding this post should be sent, via email, to the Divisional Head of Administration, John Draper ( Questions about the recruitment process should be addressed to the Divisional Staffing Officer, Sonia Theodoric (

Closing Date: 27 October 2016
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: tbc

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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