Research Associate in Machine Learning in Epilepsy

UCL Institute of Neurology - Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology. The post is funded by the Sobell Foundation as part of a larger Medical Research Council funded project entitled “Improving the presurgical evaluation of patients with refractory focal epilepsy using advanced neuroimaging techniques”. This aims to improve imaging acquisition and processing techniques to detect the underlying abnormality in patients with focal epilepsy.

The postholder will be responsible for developing and applying machine learning techniques to address the clinical problem of detecting the underlying abnormality in patients with focal epilepsy and visually normal MRI scans.  The post holder is expected to work in collaboration with colleagues at the Translational Imaging Group, UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing. 

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in neuroimaging, imaging neuroscience, machine learning or a related discipline, and a strong methodological background and experience in neuroimaging methods, machine learning or multivariate statistics. Experience in neuroimaging data analysis is essential, as is experience in machine learning techniques and proficiency in Matlab, Python or other scientific programming. Strong problem solving skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills are also a requirement. Experience in software development is desirable.

The post is available immediately and is funded by the Sobell Foundation for 12 months in the first instance. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 £34,635 per annum including London Allowance.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1670336.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr Gavin Winston, by e-mail:

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